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Politics and Fascism

Bacharach, Walter Zwi. "Antisemitism and Racism in Nazi Ideology." The Holocaust and History: The Known, the Unknown, the Disputed, and the Reexamined. Eds. Michael Berenbaum, Abraham J. Peck, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Bloomington, IN: Indiana UP, 1998. 64-74. D804.18 .H66 1998
A concise overview of Germany's and Hitler's ideas of race as well as the Christian portrayals of Judaism that were the basis for such views.

Bronner, Stephen Eric. Ideas in Action: Political Tradition in the Twentieth Century. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield , 1999. 108-126.
JA83 .B689 1999
Chapter 8 is "Fascism: Irrationalism, Reaction, Apocalypse" (108).

Chirot, Daniel, and Seligman, Martin E.P., eds. Ethnopolitical Warfare: Causes, Consequences, and Possible Solutions. Washington, DC: APA, 2001.
D443 .E77 2001
Chapter 4, "Theories of the Holocaust: Trying to Explain the Unimaginable" by Peter Suedfeld relates directly to the common book, but other more current conflicts are are covered in this book such as the Kurds, Northern Ireland and Rwanda.

Ebenstein, William, and Edwin Fogelman. "Today's Isms: Communism, Fascism, Capitalism, Socialism." Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1985.
99-127. JF51 .E218 1985
Part 2 provides the "Background of Fascism," "Fascist theory and Practice," and "Spain: From Fascism to Democracy."

Feingold, Henry L. The Politics of Rescue: The Roosevelt Administration and the Holocaust, 1938-1945. New York: Holocaust Library, 1970.
D810.J4 F38 1970
As a professor of history, Feingold examined documents, diaries, correspondence and secondary resources to come to an understanding of why the U.S., led by President Roosevelt, did not intercede and rescue the Jews when the rumors of their destruction were proved accurate.

Hockenos, Paul. Free to Hate: The Rise of the Right in Post-Communist Eastern Europe. New York: Routledge, 1993.
JC481 .H56 1993
Traces the rise in ultra-nationalism and right-wing movements after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Kershaw, Ian. The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation. London: Arnold, 1989.
DD256.5 .K47 1989
A British historian confronts historical debates about Nazism such as its German form and Hitler's role.

Krüger, Arnd, and Murray, W. J. eds. The Nazi Olympics: Sport, Politics, and Appeasement in the 1930s. Urbana, IL: U of Illinois P, 2003.
GV722 1936 .N39 2003
Consists of 11 essays about the major players in the 1936 Olympics and their reluctance to confront Hitler's expansionism and racism. Also covers the Scandinavian countries that shared Hitler's ideal of the Aryan race, but opposed his politics.

Mommsen, Hans. Alternatives to Hitler: German Resistance Under the Third Reich. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2003.
DD256.3 .M6613 2003
After studying resistance movements to the Nazis, the author concludes that tens of thousands of Germans were active in resisting Hitler but places these resistance movements in the context of German politics and culture.

Robins, Natalie S. Alien Ink: The FBI's War on Freedom of Expression. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1993.
PS129 .R63 1993
An extremely interesting look into records kept by the FBI on authors over the years, but especially six writers whose files started because of their civil rights stance in the 1960s.

Stephan, Alexander. "Communazis": FBI Surveillance of German Emigré Writers. New Haven: Yale UP, 2000.
PT405 .S741713 2000
Many writers fled Germany as Hitler came to power in the 1930s. Those who came to the United States were watched for many reasons, such as their links to communism.

Weiss, John, ed. Nazis and Fascists in Europe, 1918-1945. Chicago: Quadrangle, 1969.
DD256.5 .W424
The editor has selected articles primarily from The New York Times Magazine that analyzed the rise of Fascism and preparation for war between 1930 and 1947.

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