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Stormtroopers : a new history of Hitler's Brownshirts

Siemens, Daniel2017
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The first full history of the Nazi Stormtroopers whose muscle brought Hitler to power, with revelations concerning their longevity and their contributions to the Holocaust Germany's Stormtroopers engaged in a vicious siege of violence that propelled the National Socialists to power in the 1930s. Known also as the SA or Brownshirts, these 'ordinary' men waged a loosely structured campaign of intimidation and savagery across the nation from the 1920s to the 'Night of the Long Knives' in 1934, when Chief of Staff Ernst Rohm and many other SA leaders were assassinated on Hitler's orders. In this deeply researched history, Daniel Siemens explores not only the roots of the SA and its swift decapitation but also its previously unrecognized transformation into a million-member Nazi organization, its activities in German-occupied territories during World War II, and its particular contributions to the Holocaust.
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Imprint:
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017.
Collation:
504 pages : illustrations (black and white)
ISBN:
9780300196818 (hbk)
Dewey class:
943.086
LC class:
DD253.7
Local class:
943.086
Language:
English
BRN:
2030976
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