Collaboration, Neutrality, Resistance, and Genocide

Richard C. Hall

in Consumed by War

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780813125589
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135328 | DOI:
Collaboration, Neutrality, Resistance, and Genocide

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Hitlerian Germany's control of Europe was brief, lasting approximately as long as that of Napoleonic France. It was, however, much more thorough and brutal. Adolf Hitler established a precedent for the economic and political unity of the continent. In the end, most Europeans neither supported nor opposed Hitlerian domination; they merely sought to stay out of the way and survive the conflict. During this conflict, eastern Europe played a primary role in Nazi Germany's attempt to dominate the continent. The main source of support for the German domination came from eastern Europe. The major arena of armed opposition to German domination of Europe was also in the east. In part because of this support and in spite of this opposition, the main location of Nazi-inspired genocide was also in eastern Europe.

Keywords: Germany; Adolf Hitler; eastern Europe; Nazi Germany; armed opposition; genocide

Chapter.  7015 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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