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Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany's War in the East, 1941-1945

Christian Hartmann
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Translated from the German
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Unternehmen Barbarossa English
9780199660780 (hbk.), 0199660786 (hbk.)
  • Introduction
  • Politics 1940-1941. Europe in July 1940; Hitler's ideology and strategy; The monstrous scheme: a Greater Germanic empire; Stalin's ideology and strategy
  • The Eve of War. The invaders; Allies; The Soviet Union's land and people; The defenders
  • War 1941-1942. The war from above: overview; 1941: the German invasion; 1942: the second German offensive; The war from below: soldiers and civilians
  • The German Occupation. Organization; Between collaboration and resistance: Soviet society under the occupation; Stateless spaces: the erosion of German power
  • German War Crimes and Atrocities. Jews; Prisoners of war; Partisans; Leningrad; Economic exploitation; Scorched earth
  • Politics 1941-1945. German foreign policy; Soviet foreign policy; The mobilization of Soviet society; The other side of the coin: Soviet war crimes and atrocities 1939-1945
  • War 1943-1945. 1943: the turn of the tide; 1944: the collapse of the Eastern Front; 1945: the Soviet victory; A military reckoning
  • Aftermath. The endpoint: Europe in May 1945; The outcome
  • Chronology of events
  • Further reading
  • Photographic acknowledgements.
xiii, 184 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
  • Originally published as Unternehmen Barbarossa: Der Deutsche Krieg im Osten, 1940-1945 by C.H. Beck, Munich 2011.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-178) and index.
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