New Illustrated History of the Nazis by Various

By Various

This illustrated quantity files the historical past of the Nazis, from their roots in international battle I and their upward thrust to energy in 1933 to the top of the chilly conflict period and the autumn of the Berlin Wall in 1989, utilizing many formerly unseen photographs of Nazi Germany and international struggle II.

Illustrated heritage of the Nazis strains the roots of the flow from the early days of the Weimar Republic, throughout the upward push to strength of the charismatic Adolf Hitler, the dramatic downfall of Germany in 1945. additional fabric follows the aftermath of the battle via to the autumn of the Berlin Wall on the finish of the chilly conflict, and examines the results of the Wehrmacht. Paying specific awareness to the holocaust, the coverage of ''total war'', the nation of German society and the systematic use of propaganda and terror, this exact and interesting e-book is an important buy for the heritage fanatic.

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DEST AND THE MONUMENTAL BUILDING ECONOMY DURING THE WAR The outbreak of war in September 1939 did little to dampen the development of DEST and the pursuit by the SS of a share in the German building economy. Not only did the SS expect the war to end quickly, but it had been exempted from turning over its economic operations to armaments industries. Hence, DEST extended its operations, acquired new quarry sites and brick-making facilities and directed its production to specific monumental 25 The Architecture of Oppression projects.

SS administrators avoided this criticism by using the loophole that their concerns were not, like private businesses, engaged in maximization of profit but rather served the dual political goals of punishing or “reforming” inmates through labor as well as providing needed materials for the monumental building projects prioritized by Hitler. Specifically, Speer’s plans for Berlin (Figure 3) were continuously cited by the SS in its reports and contracts as a justification for the unlawful entry of a Party institution into private business.

34 Although set up in April 1938, DEST lacked significant funding for development in the concentration camps until a major contract was signed with the GBI on 1 July 1938. This was to be the first of many contracts, large and small, that the SS made and attempted to make with the GBI, establishing a predominantly architectural orientation to DEST’s economic concerns. 5 million in credit to DEST in 1938 in exchange for deliveries of at least 120 million bricks annually over a ten-year period from the brickworks at KL Sachsenhausen.

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