Cover

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pp. 1-1

The Roots of Nazi Psychology

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pp. 2-3

Title

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pp. 4-4

Copyright

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pp. 5-5

Dedication

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pp. 6-7

Contents

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pp. 8-9

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-ix

I thank Noel Kinnamon, who provided excellent copy editing to the book. I am also deeply indebted to very special persons who are all both colleagues and friends. David Beisel gave the manuscript a thorough editing and ...

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1 The Role of Ideologies

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pp. 1-18

The resonance which Hitler's words evoked among many Germans in the period between the two world wars has been of great interest to Germans and non-Germans alike. The basic premise of this study is that the Nazi success in mobilizingl ...

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2 The Jewish Danger

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pp. 17-69

In 1919, when Hitler was thirty years old and still in the army, one of his superiors, Staff-Captain Karl Meyer, passed on to him a letter by Adolf Gemlich, the former liaison man of Munich District Headquarters. Gemlich's...

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3 The Leadership Principle

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pp. 71-97

Hitler's conception of leadership was a very important part of his ideol ogy and served as the glue that tied everything into a unified whole. First and foremost his conception holds magical promises for the people. Its basic premise ...

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4 The Expansion of the Living Space

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pp. 99-136

We have seen that Hitler, the self-appointed political genius, prescribed the leadership principle as the indispensable magical tool for implement ing all the requirements of racial destiny. Moreover, by mid-1933 ...

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5 The Folkish State

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pp. 137-168

In promoting the idea of the folkish state, Nazi ideology aspired to build up an ideal state form that would maximize the people's chances to actualize the full potential of their inner folkish spirit. A precondi ...

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6 Ideology as Psychology

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pp. 169-211

It is time now to put together Hitler's basic ideological principles with an emphasis on their underlying psychological meanings, which were First Principle: The world is permeated by an il ...

Bibliography

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pp. 213-218

Index

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pp. 219-224