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Beginning in the broken aftermath of the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles that made German recovery almost impossible, Whittock tells not just the account of the men who rose to the fore in the dangerous days of the Weimar republic, circling around the cult of personality generated by Adolf Hitler, but also a convincing and personality-driven overview of how ordinary Germans became seduced by the dreams of a new world order, the Third Reich. The book also gives a fascinating insight into the everyday life in Germany during the Second World War and explores key questions such as how much did the Germans know about the Holocaust and why did the regime eventually fail so disastrously?
He is a lecturer in local history and has written numerous textbooks for the educational market.
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Cover of the first edition. October 17, . We fly into Munich and check in to our hotel where we enjoy an introduction to the tour from our guide, Nigel Jones.
Dinner, accompanied by typical Bavarian musical entertainment, is at the historic Hofbrauhaus, the city's largest and oldest beerhall, where Hitler unveiled the Nazis' point programme. We drive to Dachau, where the first Nazi concentration camp was opened in We tour the camp, getting a grasp of the appalling suffering of its inmates.
Perhaps most poignant is the camp crematoria whose victims included heroic British women SOE agents. After lunch at the camp restaurant, we return to Munich and take a walk through the city centre from the former Sternecker beerhall, where Hitler first encountered the Nazi party, along the route of the Beerhall putsch to the Odeonsplatz, where the first Nazi bid for power came to bloody grief. We tour the documentation centre at the site of the party HQ, the Brown House, and visit the scene of the Munich conference, now the city's Music college.
We check out of our hotel and drive through beautiful mountain scenery to Berchtesgaden, the pretty town where Hitler, Goering and Speer had their rural retreats.
We ascend the spectacular 6, ft. Kehlstein to enjoy a private tour, amazing mountain views, and lunch in the Eagle's Nest, Hitler's mountain top eyrie. We visit the remains of the Berghof, Hitler's mountain home, where he received foreign guests including Chamberlain, Lloyd George and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
We tour the nearby documentation centre recording the Nazi links with the area. In the afternoon, we drive to Nuremberg and check in to our hotel. We tour the Nazi party rally grounds where thousands gathered annually to hear Hitler speak in massive choreographed shows of strength and military muscle.