David Blackbourn, 1 November 1984
Show More The Nazi Machtergreifung edited by Peter Stachura.
Allen and Unwin, 191 pp., £12.50, April 1983, 0 04 943026 2Show More
Stormtroopers: A Social, Economic and Ideological Analysis 1929-35 by Conan Fischer.
Allen and Unwin, 239 pp., £20, June 1983, 0 04 943028 9Show More
The Nazi Party: A Social Profile of Members and Leaders 1919-1945 by Michael Kater.
Blackwell, 415 pp., £22.50, August 1983, 0 631 13313 5Show More
Beating the Fascists: The German Communists and Political Violence 1929-1933 by Eve Rosenhaft.
Cambridge, 273 pp., £24, August 1983, 9780521236386Show More
“... social backgrounds and were generally older and better-educated than ordinary storm-troopers, as Conan Fischer’s study shows. More than half of Sturmführer and higher ranks had seen war service, usually as NCOs or junior officers. This applied to hardly more than one in twenty of the rank and file. Differences between leaders and led play an ...”