The Resource An iron wind : Europe under Hitler, Peter Fritzsche

An iron wind : Europe under Hitler, Peter Fritzsche

Label
An iron wind : Europe under Hitler
Title
An iron wind
Title remainder
Europe under Hitler
Statement of responsibility
Peter Fritzsche
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Unlike World War I, when the horrors of battle were largely confined to the front, World War II reached into the lives of ordinary people in an unprecedented way. Entire countries were occupied, millions were mobilized for the war effort, and in the end, the vast majority of the war's dead were non-combatant men, women, and children. Inhabitants of German-occupied Europe--the war's deadliest killing ground--experienced forced labor, deportation, mass executions, and genocide. As direct targets of and witnesses to violence, rather than far-off bystanders, civilians were forced to face the war head on. Drawing on a wealth of diaries, letters, fiction, and other first-person accounts, award-winning historian Peter Fritzsche redefines our understanding of the civilian experience of war across the vast territory occupied and threatened by Nazi Germany. Amid accumulating horrors, ordinary people across Europe grappled with questions of faith and meaning, often reaching troubling conclusions. World War II exceeded the human capacity for understanding, and those men and women who lived through it suspected that language could not adequately register the horrors they saw and experienced. But it nevertheless prompted an outpouring of writing, as people labored to comprehend and piece thoughts into philosophy. Their broken words are all we have to reconstruct how contemporaries saw the war around them, how they failed to see its terrible violence in full, and how they attempted to translate the destruction into narratives. Carefully reading these testimonies as no historian has done before, Fritzsche's groundbreaking work sheds new light on the most violent conflict in human history, when war made words inadequate, and the inadequacy of words heightened the devastation of war"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fritzsche, Peter
Dewey number
940.53/4
Index
index present
LC call number
D802.A2
LC item number
F77 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Civilians in war
  • Violence
  • War and society
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
Label
An iron wind : Europe under Hitler, Peter Fritzsche
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Talk in Wartime -- Hitler Means War! -- A New Authoritarian Age? -- Living with the Germans -- Journey to Russia -- The Fate of the Jews -- The Life and Death of God -- The Destruction of Humanity -- Broken Words
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780465057740
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016018828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2016018828
  • 1558749
Label
An iron wind : Europe under Hitler, Peter Fritzsche
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Talk in Wartime -- Hitler Means War! -- A New Authoritarian Age? -- Living with the Germans -- Journey to Russia -- The Fate of the Jews -- The Life and Death of God -- The Destruction of Humanity -- Broken Words
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780465057740
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016018828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2016018828
  • 1558749

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