Over 70 years after the fall of Nazi Germany, the question remains unanswered: How could a leading European cultural nation evolve into a dictatorship that triggered a new world war and committed industrial genocide? What was Nazism and why did the Nazis act as they did? Nazism did not arise in an idea-historical vacuum, but in fact had deep roots in German culture. This book takes us on a fascinating journey from the German romance to the Nazi era. We see how thought flows arise and - perhaps surprisingly - contribute to the emergence of Nazi ideology. The book highlights key characteristics of this ideology: ultranationalism and driver worship, racial thinking and anti-Semitism, anti-violence and totalitarianism, and more. The presentation also covers Nazi strong elements of occultism. We also gain insight into the psychological effect of Nazi ideology - how Nazi ideals and attitudes made individuals end up wholeheartedly and energetically about the Hitler regime. This is a narrative of how a „political religion“ comes into being and gains such power over the minds that people are motivated by the most drastic actions culminating in the Holocaust. The new release of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf has whipped up strong emotions in Germany. The interest in Nazism is greater than never before. The topic is burningly relevant. Nazism sheds light on key issues of our time. Extreme ideologies such as neo-Nazism and Islamism haunt today's Europe. Still, there are people who kill in the name of the race and the faith.

  • ISBN: 978-953-8075-74-2
  • Dimensions: 155x240 mm
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Cover: paperback
  • Year of the edition: 2020
  • Original title: Nazismens idéunivers
  • Original language: Norwegian
  • Translation: Mišo Grundler