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The Resource "Promise me you'll shoot yourself" : the mass suicide of ordinary Germans in 1945, Florian Huber ; translated by Imogen Taylor

"Promise me you'll shoot yourself" : the mass suicide of ordinary Germans in 1945, Florian Huber ; translated by Imogen Taylor

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"Promise me you'll shoot yourself" : the mass suicide of ordinary Germans in 1945
Title
"Promise me you'll shoot yourself"
Title remainder
the mass suicide of ordinary Germans in 1945
Statement of responsibility
Florian Huber ; translated by Imogen Taylor
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"By the end of April 1945 in Germany, the Third Reich had fallen and invasion was underway. As the Red Army advanced, horrifying stories spread about the depravity of its soldiers. For many German people, there seemed to be nothing left but disgrace and despair. For tens of thousands of them, the only option was to choose death -- for themselves and for their children. "Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself" recounts this little-known mass event. Using diaries, letters, and memoirs, historian Florian Huber traces the euphoria of many ordinary Germans as Hitler restored national pride; their indifference as the Führer's political enemies, Jews, and other minorities began to suffer; and the descent into despair as the war took its terrible toll, especially after the invasion of the Soviet Union. Above all, he investigates how suicide became a contagious epidemic as the country collapsed. Drawing on eyewitness accounts and other primary sources, "Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself" presents a riveting portrait of a nation in crisis, and sheds light on a dramatic yet largely unknown episode of postwar Germany."--Amazon.com
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YDX
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1967-
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Huber, Florian
Dewey number
940.531610943
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Taylor, Imogen
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  • Suicide
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • National socialism
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
"Promise me you'll shoot yourself" : the mass suicide of ordinary Germans in 1945, Florian Huber ; translated by Imogen Taylor
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
vi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780316534307
Lccn
2019957422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)on1108562564
Label
"Promise me you'll shoot yourself" : the mass suicide of ordinary Germans in 1945, Florian Huber ; translated by Imogen Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
vi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780316534307
Lccn
2019957422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)on1108562564

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