Book Defying Hitler : a memoir / Sebastian Haffner ; translated by Oliver Pretzel.
Associated Name: Pretzel, Oliver, translator.
Publication year: 2003.
Call Number DD86.7.H26 A3 2003
Media class: Book
Publisher: London : Phoenix, an imprint of Orion Books Ltd
ISBN: 1842126601 9781842126608
"A Phoenix Paperback."
"First published in Great Britain in 2002 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson."
Originally published as: Geschichte eines Deutschen. Stuttgart : Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt,GmbH. in 2000.
The item has text in English translated from German.
Extent: xii, 259 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Sebastian Haffner was a non-Jewish German who emigrated to England in 1938. This memoir (written in 1939 but only published now for the first time) begins in 1914 when the family summer holiday is cut short by the outbreak of war, and ends with Hitler's assumption of power in 1933. It is a portrait of himself and his own generation in Germany, those born between 1900 and 1910, and brilliantly explains through his own experiences and those of his friends how that generation came to be seduced by Hitler and Nazism.
Introduction / Oliver Pretzel -- Prologue -- Revolution -- Leave-taking -- Afterword / Oliver Pretzel.