Richard Evans examines new historical perspectives on the Third Reich, such as showing how it is increasingly viewed in a broader international – even global – context, as part of the age of imperialism. He investigates how Nazi policies in Europe drew on Hitler’s image of the American colonisation of the Great Plains, how companies like Volkswagen and Krupp operated on a global scale and – perhaps most controversial of all – how historians have come to see the Holocaust not as a unique historical event but as a genocide with parallels and similarities in other countries and at other times. THE THIRD REICH IN HISTORY AND MEMORY explores how these new perspectives have brought dividends, but also offers a critical perspective on the ways they are changing our perception of the period.
- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: Abacus (4 Feb. 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0349140758
- ISBN-13: 978-0349140759