The German Communists and the Rise of Nazism

  • Conan Fischer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Conan Fischer
    Pages 1-21
  3. Conan Fischer
    Pages 22-40
  4. Conan Fischer
    Pages 41-69
  5. Conan Fischer
    Pages 118-137
  6. Conan Fischer
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    Pages 189-196
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 197-285

About this book


In this radically revisionist work Conan Fischer investigates how the public brawling between Communists and Nazis during the Weimar Era masked a more subtle and complex relationship. It examines the way in which the National Socialists' growth across traditional class and regional barriers came to threaten the Communists on their home ground and forced them to adopt increasingly precarious, compromising strategies to confront this challenge. Encouraged by Moscow, they ascribed a qualified legitimacy to grass-roots Nazism which justified fraternisation with Hitler's ordinary supporters.


Adolf Hitler communism growth National Socialism socialism work

Authors and affiliations

  • Conan Fischer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StrathclydeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-38889-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-38951-9
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