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By William Smaldone

The tales of the person women and men who led German Social Democracy's failed efforts to fend off the Nazi onslaught in 1933 have mostly been misplaced within the wake of the cataclysmic warfare, the Holocaust, and the department of Europe that Hitler's victory. Confronting Hitler recovers their tales and locations them at heart level. In a chain of biographical essays concentrating on the stories of ten prime Social Democratic activists, Smaldone examines their defeat in 1933 from the viewpoint of people enmeshed in political fight.

This learn unearths what points of those activists' lives have been most vital in shaping their political outlook through the republic's ultimate difficulty and it illustrates the main elements that guided their activities within the attempt to maintain the republic alive. furthermore, the biographies bring up the $64000 factor of the measure to which the defeat of German Social Democracy in 1933 is analogous to the reports of alternative democratic socialist hobbies within the 20th century.

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