EXPLAINING HITLER The Search for the Origins of His Evil By Ron Rosenbaum pages. Random House. $<. Explaining Hitler has ratings and 69 reviews. Ron Rosenbaum Explaining Hitler is an extraordinary quest, an expedition into the war zone of Hitler. In the journalist Ron Rosenbaum published Explaining Hitler. Contrary to what the title might suggest, it is not an explanation of Hitler, per.

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George Steiner who says roaenbaum the Jews exclusivity of themselves as the “Chosen People” singled them out a sort of “blame the victim” ; Hyam Maccoby who holds centuries of antisemitism yitler Christendom, and historic Christianity itself responsible; Daniel Goldhagen who holds German society respponsible and Lucy Dawidowicz who places the blame squarely on the shoulders of Hitler, refuting theories that the “Final Solution” was a late decision – in fact, Hitler started the war to exterminate Jews.

Explaininng the first to discover new talent! View all 3 comments. Kind of long-winded but it goes through various theories about who was most responsible for the Holocaust, Hitler or his underlings or German people, and how evil was he really? Explaining Hitler also gives a little time to Holocaust skeptics, chiefly, David Irving.

Rosenbaum follows the battle between Hitler and journalists at the Munich Post, who for years published truthful articles about his irrepressible sliminess; and Rosenbaum conveys the shock and defeat they experienced when he nevertheless rose to power and destroyed that iconic newspaper imprisoning one of its editors in Rosenbau where he ultimately died. Hitler’s relationship to his half-niece Geli Raubal, which is cloaked in mystery; it seems to have been sexual, or romantic, but was it also deeply perverse?

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Explaining Hitler is an extraordinary quest, an expedition into the war zone of Hitler theories. Apr 30, Mary rated it it was ok.

I have to give this 4 stars because I learned a great deal from this book, and was reminded of a bit more that I once knew and had forgotten. But it can also cause others to feel that they have The question of why is a powerful question. Take away the mishegas with the mass murdering, genocide and war-mongering, thuggery and wholesale slaughter, and ask yourself: He had transformed exlpaining that raving lunatic from those Downfall mash-up videos you can find on YouTube.


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They instead watched as their friends and neighbors were marched off to the death camps and the took over their homes and other property.

Sometimes, compromise can be reached.

Furthermore, Lanzmann said, too much time had been wasted and he could now no longer do the interview. So this was a topic that definitely called to me.

The closer one gets to explicability the more one realizes nothing can make Hitler explicable. I have heard of the “abusive father” story, and the story of his supposed sexual ineptitude – but the legend of his testicle being bitten off by a billy goat is rather hilarious. What’s most interesting about the book thus far is the historical context it provides to Hitler’s personal ascension in German and Austrian politics, for as it turns out, his bitler owed a lot to street-level thuggery, personal betrayals and blackmails, and political assassinations.

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I xeplaining this book drives the scalpel down to the bone. In the post-war era of trying to find a psychological explanation for everything, it may be ironic or fitting that the theories of Freud, a gifted Jew who fled the Nazi empire, have been used to the maximum extent to explain Hitler’s alleged sexual abnormalities as the reason for his monstrous behaviour.

Although it is not descriptive about the specific horrors which took place during Hitler’s reign, the allusions were enough to cause some vivid dreams which resulted in me taking a break from reading this book during my first trimester. Bath-time with extra dollops of soap. Want to Read saving…. Books by Ron Rosenbaum. Where can we start?


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In other words, people can get riled up over very, very small stakes. Apparently, Hitler knew about this, and reputed it vehemently: Rosenbaum isn’t buying it, understandably. The image of Hitler that one sees here is not the one of the misguided zealot but that of a Machiavellian political manipulator, who used the disenchantment of the public with the Weimar democracy and the prevalent anti-Semitic sentiment for his own political ends.

Nov 04, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: Trivia About Explaining Hitler This is sort of a sidetrack, since Irving isn’t so much of a Hitler explainer, as he is a diminisher. There was a problem adding your email address.

OK, I’m kind of done with this one. Even though many may adopt this as a political position Iran is one prime example or as a case genuine antisemitism the many publicly deniers who privately believe it happened and delight in itIrving comes across as a person who was genuinely conned by Hitler’s inner coterie into accepting the Fuhrer’s relative innocence.

A wonderfully insightful and complex historical book.

Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil

In a delicious inversion, Rosenbaum also interviews the Holocaust survivor Lanzmann disrespected at the conference, who turns out to be so solicitous of Rosenbaum that he insists Rosenbaum write down the license plate number of his car so they won’t miss each other at the train station. Claude Lanzmann presents a bracing alternative to all this thrashing about.

Hitler did not kill Jews because he was convinced of his own rectitude: This is a passionate, enthralling book that illuminates what Hitler explainers tell us about Hitler, about the rosenbam, and about ourselves.