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Royals and the Reich


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List of Illustrations Acknowledgments A Note about Nomenclature Abbreviations Introduction 1: The Interconnectedness of Nobility 2: The Princes von Hessen during the Weimer Republic 3: Nazi High Society 4: A Place in the Reich 5: Roles in an Increasingly Radical Regime 6: Miscalculation and Misfortune 7: Postwar Justice 8: Rebuilding a Life Conclusion: Understanding German Princes in the Twentieth Century Appendix I: High Nobility in the Nazi Party Appendix 2: Genealogical Tree of the Princes von Hessen-Kassel in the Twentieth Century Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author

Jonathan Petropoulos is the John V. Croul Professor of European History at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of The Faustian Bargain (OUP), which was named one of the 25 Books to Remember in 2000 by the New York Public Library. He was a Research Director on the Presidential Commission on Holocaust Assets and has served as an expert witness in cases involving Holocaust victims assets. He lives in Claremont, California.


"Now, thanks to Jonathan Petropoulos's thoroughly researched study, we possess new and important knowledge about the complex and tension-filled relationship between the German higher nobility and National Socialism....An exemplary analysis."--Journal of Modern History

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