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The Resource Royals and the Reich : the Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany, Jonathan Petropoulos

Royals and the Reich : the Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany, Jonathan Petropoulos

Label
Royals and the Reich : the Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany
Title
Royals and the Reich
Title remainder
the Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Petropoulos
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Princes Philipp and Christoph von Hessen-Kassel, great-grandsons of Queen Victoria of England, had been humiliated by defeat in World War I and, like much of the German aristocracy, feared the social unrest wrought by the ineffectual Weimar Republic. Jonathan Petropoulos shows how the princes, lured by prominent positions in the Nazi regime and highly susceptible to nationalist appeals, became enthusiastic supporters of Hitler. Prince Philipp, son-in-law to the King of Italy, became the highest-ranking prince in the Nazi state and developed a close personal relationship with Hitler and Hermann Goering. Prince Christoph was a prominent SS officer and head of the most important intelligence agency in the Third Reich. In return, the princes made the Nazis socially acceptable to wealthy, high-society patrons. Prince Philipp even introduced Goering to Mussolini at a critical stage in the Nazi Party's development and later served as a liaison between Hitler and the Italian dictator. Permitted access to Hessen family private papers and the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle, Petropoulos follows the story of the House of Hesse through to its tragic denouement--the princes' betrayal and persecution by an increasingly paranoid Hitler and prosecution and denazification by the Allies
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
EQO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Petropoulos, Jonathan
Dewey number
943.08608621
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DD247.H373
LC item number
P48 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hessen, Philipp von
  • Hessen, Christoph von
  • Princes
  • National socialism
  • Germany
Label
Royals and the Reich : the Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany, Jonathan Petropoulos
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223125314105
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-495) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The interconnectedness of the nobility: strategies to preserve privilege through the Great War -- The Princes Von Hessen during the Weimar Republic: tribulations, the high life, and Fascist flirtations -- Nazi high society: making Hitler "Salonf̈ähig" and helping the Nazis to power -- A place in the Reich: princely careers in the Nazi state -- Roles in an increasingly radical regime -- Miscalculation and misfortune -- Postwar justice: denazification and (partial) dispossession -- Rebuilding a life: Schloss Fasanerie, financial viability, and burdens of the past -- Understanding German princes in the twentieth century
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 524 pages
Isbn
9780195339277
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20180402-147
System control number
(OCoLC)430442746
Label
Royals and the Reich : the Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany, Jonathan Petropoulos
Publication
Bar code
31223125314105
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-495) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The interconnectedness of the nobility: strategies to preserve privilege through the Great War -- The Princes Von Hessen during the Weimar Republic: tribulations, the high life, and Fascist flirtations -- Nazi high society: making Hitler "Salonf̈ähig" and helping the Nazis to power -- A place in the Reich: princely careers in the Nazi state -- Roles in an increasingly radical regime -- Miscalculation and misfortune -- Postwar justice: denazification and (partial) dispossession -- Rebuilding a life: Schloss Fasanerie, financial viability, and burdens of the past -- Understanding German princes in the twentieth century
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 524 pages
Isbn
9780195339277
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20180402-147
System control number
(OCoLC)430442746

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