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Coercion and Consent in Nazi Germany

Professor Richard J. Evans FBA delivered the Raleigh Lecture on History in 2006. In it, he reviewed the evidence for the degree to which ordinary Germans exercised freedom of choice in backing Hitler’s regime. In this edited extract, he illustrates the extent and range of legal measures used to control the German populace, challenging the view that Nazi repression was directed only against small and socially marginal minorities.

History • Richard J Evans

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in British Academy Review, Issue 10, 2007.

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