Surviving Hitler’s War

Family Life in Germany, 1939–48

  • Hester Vaizey

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Hester Vaizey
    Pages 1-19
  3. Hester Vaizey
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    Pages 93-122
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 156-252

About this book


Telling the stories of mothers, fathers and children in their own words, Vaizey recreates the experience of family life in Nazi Germany. From last letters of doomed soldiers at Stalingrad to diaries kept by women trying to keep their families alive in cities under attack, the book vividly describes family life under the most extreme conditions.


Adolf Hitler Familie Germany National Socialism women

Authors and affiliations

  • Hester Vaizey
    • 1
  1. 1.Alfred Toepfer StiftungHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-25149-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28990-1
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