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War and Economy in the Third Reich

R. J. Overy


This book examines the nature of the German economy in the 1930s and during World War II. When Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933 he had two aims for the economy: a rapid recovery from the depths of the Great Slump and the creation of a vast economic foundation for Germany's renewed bid for world power. He wanted to turn Germany into a military superpower in the 1940s. These eleven chapters explore the tension between Hitler's vision of an armed economy and the reality of German economic and social life. The book argues that the German economy was much less crisis-ridden in 1939 than its enemi ... More

Keywords: Germany, economy, 1930s, World War II, Adolf Hitler, Nazi state, Third Reich, social life, military

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198202905
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202905.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. J. Overy, author
King's College, London