The Social Bases of Nazism, 1919-1933

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August 2003



Was the Nazi party a predominantly middle-class party or a people's party? The social background of the supporters of Nazism has been the subject of intense debate since the early 1930s. Detlef MÜ hlberger summarizes the answer to this question in his text. Based on extensive sociological and psephological evidence and supported by many tables, it reveals that Nazi support came from every social class level.


1. Introduction; 2. Historiographic survey; 3. Methodological problems; 4. The social characteristics of the Nazi party in its formative years, 1919-1923; 5. The social characteristics of the membership and leadership of the Nazi party, 1925-1933; 6. The social characteristics of the membership and leadership of Nazi specialist organisations; 7. The social geometry of the Nazi electorate, 1928-1933; 8. Conclusion.


Detlef Muhlberger is a Lecturer in Modern European History at Oxford Brookes University.


'... a thoughtful and thorough summary of recent work on the important question of the socio-economic bases of Nazi support during the Weimar Republic. With exemplary economy, Muhlberger guides the reader through the methodological pitfalls that are too often overlooked ...'. German Politics 'The book provides an excellent starting point for new projects, and it will be an indispensable guide to the historiography of the subject.' Tim Kirk, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, , History 'Muhlberger's convenient introduction to the social profile of Nazism will interest all who want to understand the Nazi phenomenon.' The European Legacy
EAN: 9780521802857
ISBN: 0521802857
Untertitel: 'New Studies in Economic and So'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2003
Seitenanzahl: 95 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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