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Hoffmann, Peter 1930-

Works: 45 works in 398 publications in 4 languages and 12,608 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Other, Author of introduction, Composer, Honoree, Translator, Creator
Classifications: DD256.3, 943.086
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Most widely held works by Peter Hoffmann
Stauffenberg : a family history, 1905-1944 by Peter Hoffmann( )

55 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the extraordinary personality of Claus Count Stauffenberg, a key figure in the 1944 coup attempt against Hitler. Stauffenberg's personality is thrown into relief by a study of his two brothers and other family members and friends. The three Stauffenberg brothers, Berthold, Alexander, and Claus, were inseparable both emotionally and intellectually. Their view of human existence was rooted in their south-German aristocratic background, in classical antiquity, and in Christian culture. This 'family biography' describes how the brothers' professions and their political and military environments led them to take fundamental positions on their government's and Hitler's tyranny. Inevitably the book focuses on Claus Count Stauffenberg's military career and his fight to overthrow Hitler, culminating in the attempted assassination and coup of 20 July 1944. No other work has yet probed Stauffenberg's life and mind so deeply, or has offered such a comprehensive account of resistance to Hitler at the highest administrative level
The history of the German resistance, 1933-1945 by Peter Hoffmann( Book )

43 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive and authoritative history recounts German opposition's struggle against Hitler, covering all the serious attempts to overthrow or assassinate him leading up to the failed attempt of 20 July 1944. Extensive notes, a full bibliography, maps, plans, diagrams, and a comprehensive index are included
Behind Valkyrie : German resistance to Hitler : documents by Peter Hoffmann( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of writings by those who fought Hitler from within Nazi Germany. While the 'Valkyrie' plot by Nazi officers to kill Adolf Hitler is the best known instance of German opposition to his dictatorship, there were many other significant acts of resistance. Behind Valkyrie collects documents, letters, and testimonies of Germans who fought Hitler from within, making many of them available in their entirety and in English for the first time. Peter Hoffmann assembles the words of citizens protesting the National Socialists' dismantling of the first democratic German republic, socialists and conservatives arguing for civil liberties, and dissatisfied senior military officials. Behind Valkyrie's first-hand accounts of reactions to crimes by the SS, mistreatment of millions of Soviet prisoners of war, mass murder of Jews, and the mismanagement of military campaigns show that attempts to maintain freedom, justice, and human rights often came from unexpected sources. While not free of the prejudices of their time, these nearly forgotten voices help provide a more complete understanding of the range of dissent during one of history's most disturbing epochs"--Publisher's website
German resistance to Hitler by Peter Hoffmann( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and German and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler's personal security by Peter Hoffmann( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widerstand, Staatsstreich, Attentat; der Kampf der Opposition gegen Hitler by Peter Hoffmann( Book )

57 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking to escape the drama of Beverly Hills and the repercussions of major changes in their respective love lives, Anna and Sam take a trip to New York City the summer after their high school graduation
Germans against Nazism : nonconformity, opposition, and resistance in the Third Reich : essays in honour of Peter Hoffmann( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the bitter end by Hans Bernd Gisevius( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When on July 20, 1944, a bomb - boldly placed inside Hitler's headquarters by Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg - exploded without killing the Fuhrer, the subsequent coup d'etat against the Third Reich, codenamed Valkyrie, collapsed. The conspirators were summarily shot or condemned in show trials and sadistically hanged. One of the few survivors of the conspiracy was Hans Bernd Gisevius, who had used his positions in the Gestapo and the Abwehr (military intelligence) to further the anti-Nazi plot. He knew well or had met the major figures involved in planning Valkyrie, including General August Beck, Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, Colonel Hans Oster, and von Stauffenberg. "The conspiracy was widespread, involving a wide circle of former politicians, diplomats, and government officials as well as senior military men. The anti-Hitler movement, largely motivated by moral outrage rather than by political expediency, had started as early as 1933 and involved several putsches and assassination attempts. This is an abridged edition of To the Bitter End by Hans Bernd Gisevius."--Jacket
Carl Goerdeler and the Jewish question, 1933-1942 by Peter Hoffmann( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using new evidence and thus far under-researched documents, this book describes the actions of Carl Goerdeler, the German resistance leader who consistently engaged in efforts to protect the Jews against persecution"--
The restless conscience : resistance to Hitler within Germany, 1933-1945( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the motivating principles and activities of the anti-Nazi resistance inside Germany from 1933 to 1945
Widerstand gegen Hitler : Probleme des Umsturzes by Peter Hoffmann( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Goerdeler gegen die Verfolgung der Juden by Peter Hoffmann( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in German and English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hitler conspirator : the story of Kurt Freiherr von Plettenberg and Stauffenberg's Valkyrie plot to kill the Führer by Eberhard Schmidt( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Baron von Plettenberg (1891-1945) was the descendant of Westphalian aristocratic family, and a soldier in both world wars. The expectations, which he along with many of his later fellow conspirators of the 20 July 1944 plot to kill Hitler initially had of the 'Third Reich', are soon disappointed, when he recognises the true nature of the regime. When he accepts the office as general agent of the former Prussian royal house of the Hohenzollerns in 1942, he already belongs to the inner circle of the resistance planning Operation Valkyrie. After the assassination attempt, however, he is not immediately discovered as one of the conspirators. Out of consideration for the house of Hohenzollern, which Hitler considers to be his most dangerous internal enemy, he acted more carefully than many others
Stauffenberg und der 20. Juli 1944 by Peter Hoffmann( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in German and English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Am 20. Juli 1944gelang es Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg, eine Bombe in das scharf bewachte Führerhauptquartier Wolfschanze nahe dem ostpreußischen Rastenburg einzuschleusen und in der Lagebesprechung explodieren zu lassen. Doch das Attentat auf Adolf Hitler mißlang. Dieser Band schildert den Werdegang Stauffenbergs und die dramatischen Ereignisse, die zum wichtigsten Tag in der Geschichte des deutschen Widerstandes geführt haben. Achtung: Aus lizenzrechtlichen Gründen dürfen die Abbildungen in diesem eBook leider nicht wiedergegeben werden
Die Sicherheit des Diktators : Hitlers Leibwachen, Schutzmassnahmen, Residenzen, Hauptquartiere by Peter Hoffmann( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in German and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widerstand gegen Hitler und das Attentat vom 20. Juli 1944 by Peter Hoffmann( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in German and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zusammenfassende Analyse und Würdigung des deutschen Widerstandes, unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Ereignisse des 20. Juli 1944
Stauffenbergs Freund : die tragische Geschichte des Widerstandskämpfers Joachim Kuhn by Peter Hoffmann( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die diplomatischen Beziehungen zwischen Württemberg und Bayern im Krimkrieg und bis zum Beginn der italienischen Krise (1853-1858) by Peter Hoffmann( Book )

9 editions published in 1963 in German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg : die Biographie by Peter Hoffmann( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Hoffmann zeichnet den Lebenweg des Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg nach, der 1944 als Führer des Umsturzversuchs gegen Hitler erschossen wurde. Dem Historiker ist es nach langjährigen Forschungen gelungen, Hunderte von verschollen geglaubter Briefe und andere Dokumente aufzuspüren und für diesen Band auszuwerten
Handbuch der Geschichte Russlands by Peter Hoffmann( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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German resistance to Hitler
The history of the German resistance, 1933-1945Behind Valkyrie : German resistance to Hitler : documentsGerman resistance to HitlerHitler's personal securityGermans against Nazism : nonconformity, opposition, and resistance in the Third Reich : essays in honour of Peter HoffmannTo the bitter endCarl Goerdeler and the Jewish question, 1933-1942
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彼得·霍夫曼 (1930年)

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