Ian Kershaw

Historic attachments to heroic leadership combined with a mastery of propaganda techniques to mesmerise Germany into acceptance of the charismatic authority offered by the Führer. 

Ian Kershaw sees 1945 as a real watershed in Europe’s history of the last century.

With the deepening of research into the social history of the Third Reich from the 1970s onwards, the complexities of the problem of defining the...
Richard Bessel's book is doubly welcome. Firstly, it has a great deal which is new and of interest to offer in exploring, largely on the basis of a...

Ian Kershaw wonders whether there was one single path of German history leading inexorably to Nazism.

Ian Kershaw on an English translation of a German history of Nazi government