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Mommsen, Hans

Works: 166 works in 717 publications in 4 languages and 13,231 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor, Other, Honoree, wpr, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Hans Mommsen
The Third Reich between vision and reality : new perspectives on German history, 1918-1945( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers such topics as the Viennese background to Hitler's career; the development of fascist tendencies amongst the German population during the Weimar period; the nature of support for national socialism; the myth of the Nazi economic boom and the ideological concepts and political developments which resulted in the mass murder of European Jews
Germans against Hitler : the Stauffenberg plot and resistance under the Third Reich by Hans Mommsen( )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those Germans, such as Count Claus von Stauffenberg, who fought the Third Reich from within have often been mythologised as heroes in the fight against tyranny but the truth is far more complex. This seminal book traces the history of the German resistance from the ascent of the Nazi party to the July 1944 attempted assassination of Hitler. Informed by more than four decades of research and written by the premier historian of the German Resistance, "Germans Against Hitler" offers the most authoritative history of the tens of thousands of Germans who tried to resist Nazism. Hans Momms
Alternatives to Hitler : German resistance under the Third Reich by Hans Mommsen( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German resistance to Hitler is a central element of the history of Nazism. Hans Mommsen examines the political aims of these 'other Germans'. He analyzes the ideologies of the assassination plot of 20th July 1944, the Kreisau Circle, conservative, socialist, church and military oppositions
The German resistance to Hitler by Walter Schmitthenner( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book includes four essays, each written by a German specialist, that discuss important problems of the German resistance with judgment and candor, offering the kind of interpretive judgment often lacking in other histories. Hermann Graml shows that as far as foreign policy, the resistance conservatives were never quite able to reconcile their hopes for a supranational solution in central Europe with their desire to fulfill traditional national aims from a position of German strength. Addressing the social policy of resisting groups, Hans Mommsen concludes that a central purpose was the "de-massing of the masses," while rejecting both communism and Western democracy. Hans-Joachim Reichhardt assesses the labor movement, wherein Communist leaders come out badly. Utterly failing to understand the threat of Hitler, they refused to join in efforts to thwart his coming to power. On the efforts of the religious, Ernst Wolf concludes, as have so many others, that the heroic resistance of individual Christians contrasts lamentably with the role played by organized Christianity. These thoughtful essays reinforce the impression gained in larger and more detailed studies: the resistance to Hitler's barbarism by decent German citizens was widespread, genuine--and tragically ineffective
The rise and fall of Weimar democracy by Hans Mommsen( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this definitive analysis of the Weimar Republic, Hans Mommsen surveys the political, social, and economic development of Germany between the end of World War I and the appointment of Adolf Hitler as chancellor in 1933. His assessment of the German experiment with democracy challenges many long-held assumptions about the course and character of German history. Mommsen argues persuasively that the rise of totalitarianism in Germany was not inevitable but was the result of a confluence of specific domestic and international forces. As long as France and Britain exerted pressure on the new Germany after World War I, the radical Right hesitated to overthrow the constitution. But as international scrutiny decreased with the recognition of the legitimacy of the Weimar regime, totalitarian elements were able to gain the upper hand. At the same time, the world economic crisis of the early 1930s, with its social and political ramifications, further destabilized German democracy"--Book cover
From Weimar to Auschwitz by Hans Mommsen( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Hans Mommsen analyzes perhaps the most appalling political journey of the twentieth century--the road traversed by the German people as the Weimar Republic collapsed and Nazism emerged. Mommsen is one of the foremost political historians writing today, and these are some of his finest essays. Examining the problem of how the relatively hopeful beginnings of a German democracy in 1918 and 1919 ended finally in catastrophe, the pieces here confront major questions of human history: the viability of democracy, the nature of politics, and the origins of genocide. The name "Auschwitz, " writes Mommsen, "symbolizes the almost inconceivable crimes committed by the Nazi regime against the European Jews. But it also represents the d̀estruction of politics' which occurred under Nazism the process by which the existing system of balancing divergent societal interests, however imperfect, " was replaced by a "rampage of ruthless violence, unparalleled brutality and the destruction of large areas of Europe." To locate the roots of the tragedy, Mommsen begins with the decline of the Brgertum and goes on to discuss such topics as generational conflict and "class war" in the Weimar Republic, the SPD, Heinrich Brning's still controversial role as German Chancellor, and the place of Hitler in the Nazi system. Also of great interest are the essays on German resistance to Hitler, Mommsen being a pioneer in research on this subject. The book ends with an essay on Hannah Arendt and the Eichmann trial. Throughout the work Mommsen suggests links between the crisis of the 1930s and political practices in contemporary Germany. From Weimar to Auschwitz will become a standard reference on the rise of Nazism and its implications for current developments in Europe.--Provided by publisher
Beamtentum im Dritten Reich : mit ausgewählten Quellen zur nationalsozialistischen Beamtenpolitik by Hans Mommsen( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Einfügung des Beamtenapparats der Republik in das neue politische System trug viel dazu bei, dass es Hitler gelang, sich an der Macht zu halten und seine Herrschaft zu stabilisieren. Hans Mommsen zeigt anhand ausgewählter Quellen, wie Hitler, gestützt auf die formale Legalität seiner Machtübernahme, sich unter der Parole ""Wiederherstellung des Berufsbeamtentums"" Loyalität der weithin staatsgläubigen Beamtenschaft bediente, die zunächst gegen die Eingriffe der Parteidienststellen grundsätzlich die Monopolstellung des Berufsbeamtentums im Bereich der inneren Verwaltung behaupten konnte. Di
Industrielles System und politische Entwicklung in der Weimarer Republik : Verhandlungen by Hans Mommsen( Book )

29 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die verspielte Freiheit : der Weg der Republik von Weimar in den Untergang, 1918 bis 1933 by Hans Mommsen( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in German and Japanese and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Nationalsozialismus und die deutsche Gesellschaft : ausgewählte Aufsätze by Hans Mommsen( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arbeiterbewegung und nationale Frage : ausgew. Aufsätze by Hans Mommsen( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in German and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Volkswagenwerk und seine Arbeiter im Dritten Reich by Hans Mommsen( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in German and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Volkswagen factory and its workers in the Third Reich
Das NS-Regime und die Auslöschung des Judentums in Europa by Hans Mommsen( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Mommsen schildert die einzelnen Bausteine und Etappen, die zur Kulmination der nationalsozialistischen Verbrechen geführt haben. (Quelle:
Vom Elend der Handarbeit : Probleme historischer Unterschichtenforschung( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in German and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verbrechen der Wehrmacht : Dimensionen des Vernichtungskrieges 1941-1944 : Ausstellungskatalog by Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sozialdemokratie zwischen Klassenbewegung und Volkspartei : Verhandlungen der Sekt. Geschichte d. Arbeiterbewegung d. Dt. Historikertages in Regensburg, Okt. 1972 by Deutscher Historikertag( Book )

17 editions published in 1974 in German and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zur Geschichte Deutschlands im 20. Jahrhundert Demokratie, Diktatur, Widerstand by Hans Mommsen( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Mommsen ist einer der bedeutendsten Zeithistoriker Deutschlands. Er hat nicht nur grundlegende wissenschaftliche Werke zur deutschen Geschichte im 20. Jahrhundert verfasst, sondern zudem mit engagierten Beiträgen die öffentliche und politische Debatte maßgeblich bereichert. In diesen großteils unveröffentlichten Essays zieht Hans Mommsen eine eindrucksvolle Bilanz seines Arbeitsschwerpunkts, der deutschen Geschichte zwischen 1918 und 1945. Prägnant und mit differenziertem Urteil analysiert Mommsen Schlüsselmomente des Übergangs von der Weimarer Republik zum 'Dritten Reich', Hitlers Aufstieg zur Macht, der Krise des 'Dritten Reiches' sowie Formen des Widerstands gegen den Nationalsozialismus. Unverzichtbare Lektüre für alle, die sich für deutsche Geschichte interessieren
Der Erste Weltkrieg und die europäische Nachkriegsordnung : Sozialer Wandel und Formveränderung der Politik( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von der Aufgabe der Freiheit : politische Verantwortung und bürgerliche Gesellschaft im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert : Festschrift für Hans Mommsen zum 5. November 1995 by Christian Jansen( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in German and English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 Jahre Bundesrepublik Deutschland : Daten und Diskussionen( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Third Reich between vision and reality : new perspectives on German history, 1918-1945
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Germans against Hitler : the Stauffenberg plot and resistance under the Third ReichAlternatives to Hitler : German resistance under the Third ReichThe rise and fall of Weimar democracy