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Is there a definitive popular history book about Auschwitz?

I say "popular history book" only to distinguish from academic sources. Thanks for your suggestions.
posted by Bobby Bittman on Jan 10, 2017 - 6 answers

oh, just interested in history I guess

What books would you recommend on the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the rise to power of the Nazis? I am not interested in WWII itself. Bonus points if it covers the rise of similar demagogues in other countries at the time.
posted by benzenedream on Nov 17, 2016 - 17 answers

Preparatory reading

I'm looking for a good, readable book or three about the social and political dynamics of fascist, demagogic, and authoritarian regimes (especially in the early, consolidation-of-power stages). Nothing too terribly academic – something approximately as accessible as Guns, Germs, and Steel would be ideal. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on Nov 16, 2016 - 6 answers

Best non-fiction holocaust books

I'm finishing up The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. I would like to read another similar book more specifically about the Holocaust. [more inside]
posted by so fucking future on Nov 16, 2016 - 11 answers

Information to Send my Mother about the Dangers of a Trump Presidency

I would like to put together an email to my mother explaining why I’m so afraid of a Trump presidency and the people it will empower both inside and outside of the White House. I would be grateful for any suggestions you can provide about information to include, especially with sources, particularly anything that makes clear the authoritarian/fascist aspects of current events. I’m not looking to make her read long articles, I just want a clear and straightforward list of points to make that show how scary and out of the ordinary this is for America. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2016 - 10 answers

O Say Can You Not Nazi

What factors make 2016 America different from Weimer/early Nazi Germany? [more inside]
posted by sallybrown on Nov 12, 2016 - 21 answers

Ukrainian Nazi Mystery Photo - Please help identify this photo!

A friend of mine purchased a random box of photos from a Brooklyn yard sale over the weekend. Deep within the collection were several photos depicting life during and immediately after WWII. Based on the photos we have been able to piece together that they most likely belonged to a member of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician). [more inside]
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot on Sep 30, 2014 - 5 answers

I inherited two nazi era armbands.

I inherited two nazi era armbands. How do I sell them? [more inside]
posted by LoveAndBottleRockets on Jul 20, 2014 - 15 answers

Films about discovering the truth about Germany's past

I just saw a new film called "The Dead and the Living" (Barbara Albert), about a twenty-something girl uncovering the truth about her family's history in Nazi Germany. It reminded me of Costa-Gavras' "The Music Box". Does anyone have any other recommendations for films on a similar theme, specifically about Germany, and specifically about the process of uncovering of the past rather than (as in say "Downfall" or "Das Boot") the past itself?
posted by Holly on Sep 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me get rid of this awkward thing

Years ago I acquired an authentic German Nazi flag and I don't know how to properly get rid of it. What is an appropriate way to handle a ~80 year old historical item that I don't wish to keep and also don't want it to end up on some skinhead's wall? [more inside]
posted by dgran on Aug 2, 2012 - 52 answers

Nazi Secrets Documentary

Documentary filter: MrK heard glowing description of a history documentary about Nazi propaganda in 1936 in Berlin. [more inside]
posted by kestralwing on May 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Looking for the name of a documentary which reunited Third Reich denouncers and their victims.

I'm looking for the name of a documentary which reunited Third Reich denouncers and their victims. I believe that I saw it in the late nineties, but I can't find any references to it on Google.
posted by klanawa on Oct 15, 2011 - 3 answers

Fascism and justice

Do fascists and/or nationalists believe in justice? [more inside]
posted by espada0 on Mar 22, 2011 - 16 answers

Sources on Sweden's far right/neo-nazi movement?

Asking for a friend: what books/articles are available in English on the far right/neo-nazi movement in Sweden? (Needed for a review of Stieg Larsson's trilogy.) There's some info online at Searchlight Magazine (for which Larsson was a contributor), but wondering if there's a general history/overview available. Thanks!
posted by scody on Jan 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Locking in, Uniforming, Book-burning, Blood-letting

What notable books did the Nazis burn? I have found references to "All Quiet On The Western Front" being targeted for burning, and was wondering what other famous books they were throwing on the bonfire. Was there a list of targeted books, or did they just burn anything that did not look German enough to them?
posted by WhackyparseThis on Feb 8, 2010 - 10 answers

What did the Nazis call the French Resistance?

What did the Nazis call the French Resistance? I know they called the individual resisters "terrorists," but what word did they use to describe the resistance as a whole? (Insurgency, resistance, uprising, rebellion, etc.) This is research for a screenplay - I'm not looking for a discussion about modern parallels, or of what the morally correct word is in various situations. Also, if someone could give me the word in German that would be great! Please no guessing.
posted by bagadonuts on Oct 22, 2009 - 9 answers

20th Century History of Berlin in Moving Pictures

If you were giving a crash course on the history of Berlin 1933-1990, and you were limited to just a couple films, which ones would you assign? Documentaries preferred, and they must have some kind of English language option. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Oct 15, 2009 - 5 answers

I was born in Dusseldorf and that is why they call me Rolf

What Nazi concentration camp should I visit near Dusseldorf? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Jul 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Books on Hitler - Nazi Germany

I just finished reading Hunting Eichmann and am wondering if any MeFites could recommend any other popular nonfiction books on Nazi Germany, Hitler, war criminals, etc. I don't do huge tomes well (400 pages or less!). The only other books I have read are MAUS and Explaining Hitler. Thanks for your input. So much out there...don't know where to begin. Probably the more well known the better as they may be available at my library.
posted by snap_dragon on Jun 28, 2009 - 17 answers

Help me find this book!

Help me find an old spy novel (details inside) ... [more inside]
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey on May 4, 2009 - 2 answers

You Know Who Else Read Books on Nazi Girls?

Does anyone recognize this book about a girl living in Nazi Germany? [more inside]
posted by Parasite Unseen on Feb 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Before they were soldiers?

Moviefilter: I would like help compiling a list of movies set from the late 1930's - Dec. 7 1941, specifically that time between the rise of Nazi Germany and the start of U.S. involvement in WWII. Not movies made then, nor movies about the war. Rather, ones in the plot highlights the interaction of Americans with Nazi Germans (or the Axis powers in general), at a time before when the American or the German would have been preemptively arrested or imprisoned. [more inside]
posted by TDIpod on Oct 31, 2008 - 18 answers

Move me!

Book-filter (again)! I just read Markus Zuzak's "The Book Thief" and loved it and loved being moved by it. Give me more books that do the same. [more inside]
posted by robotot on Oct 9, 2008 - 15 answers

Mongol Nazis?!

A friend of mine has just returned from Mongolia and was describing roving mad-max style gangs of men using Nazi symbols, with apparently limited understanding of their meaning in the west. Where can I read more about Mongolian Nazis? Is this really prevalent? How did they come to hear about Nazis in the first place? Do they get along with western neo-nazis (despite being ethnically Mongolian)? [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Aug 16, 2008 - 19 answers

Please help me identify this book which traumatized me as a child (teen?)!

Please help me identify this book which traumatized me as a child (teen?)! [more inside]
posted by StrangeCharmed on Mar 18, 2008 - 13 answers

French Film from early Nineties

There was a French film out in the early 90's that was about a Jewish doctor in Paris who decided to collaborate with the Nazi occupiers. Any help as to what this could be? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Feb 9, 2008 - 2 answers

Origins of the names in Hitler's cabinet

Hitler, Himmler, Goebbels, Ribbentrop, Göring -- what are these surname origins? [more inside]
posted by zek on Nov 12, 2007 - 9 answers

emotional contagion

Does anyone know the source of a description by a sceptic attending a nazi rally in the 30s who was unable to resist shouting along with everyone else? I'm sure I read about it somewhere.
posted by leibniz on Mar 17, 2007 - 13 answers

What is this Swastika Pendant?

I swear my friend isn't a Nazi, but what the heezy is this thing I found in his stuff? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Sep 11, 2006 - 27 answers

Pluralisation of acronyms and abbrevations?

How does one correctly pluralise an acronym or an abbreviation? How does one specify an acronym's ownership? How should one go about specifying the ownership of a collection of acronyms? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on Nov 20, 2005 - 39 answers

Hitler and the occult

Were Hitler and the Nazis actually interested/involved in the occult, as so many movies (Raiders, Hellboy) say? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Jun 9, 2005 - 13 answers

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