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Author Merkl, Peter H., author

Title The making of a stormtrooper / Peter H. Merkl
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1980]
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1980]


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Description xix, 328 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents One. Times out of joint -- The impact of the depression -- A politicized atmosphere -- The plight of the young -- Supportg for Weimar democracy and its leaders -- The dragon seed of war -- The fate of the Weimar republic -- The final battle of the republic -- Two. The ignorant armies of the night -- The beginnings of paramilitary formations -- Communist revolutionary organizations -- The Stahlhelm: Black-white-red -- A menace to the republic -- Fire under the ashes -- The rise of the Reichsbanner -- The red front fighters league (RFB) -- The onset of the fighting years -- The KPD in the final phase -- Mobilized Weimar youth -- The young plan campaign -- The road to Harzberg -- The crisis of July 20, 1932 -- The end of the Stahlhelm -- The stormtroopers and the other groups -- Converts from the right -- The clash of the private armies -- Three. Chips off the old block -- The Reichswehr and the SA -- Three Nazi generations -- The shock of the defeat -- Antisemitism, 1918-1919 -- Joining the counterrevolution -- Experiences abroad and overseas -- The occupation of the Rhineland -- A lower-middle-class revolt? -- MIgration and stagnation -- Occupation and upward mobility -- The social dynamics behind the stormtroopers -- Four. The making of stormtroopers -- The "Conquest of Berlin" -- Discipline and revolutionary spirit -- Stormtroopers against the party leadership -- The decapitation of the SA -- Political extremism and demography -- Unemployment and politicization -- A theory of political deviance -- Politicized Weimar youth -- SA and Hitler Youth (HJ) -- Five. The vortex of the movement -- Violent youth, violent adults -- Stormtrooper antisemitism -- The background of prejudice -- Marching, fighting, and proselytizing -- in the vortex of the movement -- Third Reich careers -- The bloodhounds of Adolf Hitler -- The mark of Cain -- Six. The violent face of fascism -- History and political motivation -- Fascist movements compared -- Reflections on fascist violence -- Concluding remarks
Analysis Germany Politics and government 1918-1933
Hitler-Jugend History
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei Sturmabteilung History
Nationalsozialistischer Deutscher Frontkhampferbund (Stahlhelm) History
Paramilitary forces Germany History
Violence Germany History
Germany Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei Sturmabteilung Members to 1933 Psychosocial aspects
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-323) and index
Subject Hitler-Jugend. Hitlerjugend
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Sturmabteilung.
Hitler-Jugend -- History.
National Socialist German Frontsoldiers League
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei.
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Sturmabteilung -- History.
Nationalsozialistischer Deutscher Frontkämpferbund (Stahlhelm) -- History.
Nationalsozialistischer Deutscher Frontkämpferbund (Stahlhelm)
Nationalsozialistischer Deutscher Frontkaempferbund (Stahlhelm)
Paramilitary forces -- Germany -- History.
Violence -- Germany -- History.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933.
Germany -- Politics and governmentrature
LC no. 79003223
ISBN 0691076200