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The Resource "Promise me you'll shoot yourself" : the mass suicide of ordinary Germans in 1945, Florian Huber ; translated by Imogen Taylor

"Promise me you'll shoot yourself" : the mass suicide of ordinary Germans in 1945, Florian Huber ; translated by Imogen Taylor

Label
"Promise me you'll shoot yourself" : the mass suicide of ordinary Germans in 1945
Title
"Promise me you'll shoot yourself"
Title remainder
the mass suicide of ordinary Germans in 1945
Statement of responsibility
Florian Huber ; translated by Imogen Taylor
Title variation
Promise me you will shoot yourself
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
By the end of April 1945 in Germany, the Third Reich had fallen and invasion was underway. As the Red Army advanced, horrifying stories spread about the depravity of its soldiers. For many German people, there seemed to be nothing left but disgrace and despair. For tens of thousands of them, the only option was to choose death -- for themselves and for their children. "Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself" recounts this little-known mass event. Using diaries, letters, and memoirs, historian Florian Huber traces the euphoria of many ordinary Germans as Hitler restored national pride; their indifference as the Führer's political enemies, Jews, and other minorities began to suffer; and the descent into despair as the war took its terrible toll, especially after the invasion of the Soviet Union. Above all, he investigates how suicide became a contagious epidemic as the country collapsed. Drawing on eyewitness accounts and other primary sources, "Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself" presents a riveting portrait of a nation in crisis, and sheds light on a dramatic yet largely unknown episode of postwar Germany
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huber, Florian
Dewey number
940.531610943
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6548.G3
LC item number
H83 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suicide
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • National socialism
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
"Promise me you'll shoot yourself" : the mass suicide of ordinary Germans in 1945, Florian Huber ; translated by Imogen Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Four days in Demmin. River without bridges ; War without limits ; The eyes of the enemy ; Tower of darkness ; The ghosts of Demmin -- Demmin is everywhere. A voice from the bombed-out temple ; A wave rolling over the Reich ; The teacher and his wife ; Hell machine ; Death in the west ; The waxworks of Leipzig ; City without hope ; The dark figure -- Tumultuous emotions. The wound that was Germany ; Hungry and fanatical ; Torches in winter, violets in March ; Part of something greater ; An inner rift ; The happy years ; In love with the Führer ; The smell of fear ; Victors ; A sense of foreboding ; The shadow of others ; Frozen soul -- The pull of silence. Curtaining off reality ; An inability to feel ; Victims ; Ghosts of the forgotten
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
vi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780316534307
Lccn
2019957422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1108562564
  • (OCoLC)1108562564
Label
"Promise me you'll shoot yourself" : the mass suicide of ordinary Germans in 1945, Florian Huber ; translated by Imogen Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Four days in Demmin. River without bridges ; War without limits ; The eyes of the enemy ; Tower of darkness ; The ghosts of Demmin -- Demmin is everywhere. A voice from the bombed-out temple ; A wave rolling over the Reich ; The teacher and his wife ; Hell machine ; Death in the west ; The waxworks of Leipzig ; City without hope ; The dark figure -- Tumultuous emotions. The wound that was Germany ; Hungry and fanatical ; Torches in winter, violets in March ; Part of something greater ; An inner rift ; The happy years ; In love with the Führer ; The smell of fear ; Victors ; A sense of foreboding ; The shadow of others ; Frozen soul -- The pull of silence. Curtaining off reality ; An inability to feel ; Victims ; Ghosts of the forgotten
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
vi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780316534307
Lccn
2019957422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1108562564
  • (OCoLC)1108562564

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