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What Hitler Knew: The Battle for Information in Nazi Foreign Policy

Zachary Shore


This is a fascinating study of how the climate of fear in Nazi Germany affected Hitler's advisers, and shaped the decision-making process. It explores the key foreign policy decisions from the Nazi seizure of power up to the hours before the outbreak of World War II. The author argues persuasively that the tense environment led the diplomats to a nearly obsessive control over the “information arsenal” in a desperate battle to defend their positions and to safeguard their lives. Unlike previous studies, this book draws the reader into the diplomats' darker world, and illustrates how Hitler's po ... More

Keywords: Nazi Germany, Hitler's advisers, foreign policy, World War II, information arsenal, Hitler's power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195154597
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154597.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zachary Shore, author
Harvard University
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