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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Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil

Rosenbaum seems to reach this conclusion too. He had become so abstract – a collection of lies, myths, conjecture, speculation, and sexual peccadilloes – that he wasn’t a human anymore, or even a demon. Well how about this – most explaininb would see in him the absolute embodiment of as pure an evil as we have experienced in history so far, but there’s a remarkable reluctance in modern scholars to agree.

Jan 10, Angela Wade rated it liked it Shelves: Having a book about Hitler on your bookshelf is, in the same vein, problematic and so much more so given the growth of neo-fascism and holocaust denial Worldwide. It presents many different explanations for how Hitler became Hitler. Lanzmann was also apoplectic about anyone publishing rosnebaum photos of Hitler as on the front of this book. Most of this book was interesting to me, but there were some parts which made me angry.

OK, I’m kind of done with this one. For instance, there are a few paragraphs devoted to the description of Geli Raubal. Skimmed the last third of it since it was a hard slog to get through. nitler


Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil – Ron Rosenbaum – Google Books

I feel that it had a slow start but the more I read, the more I was engrossed. Explaining Hitler is a loose, shaggy, hard-to-pin-down sort ecplaining book. To attempt to explain Hitler this way is, obviosly, hopelessly reductive. IMO, victimisation in the past does not condone aggression and violence in the future.

Did he have young Geli squat over his face and piss on him, causing her such psychological distress that she ultimately killed herself? The passive-aggressive Claude Lanzmannfor example. All in all, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about how different scholars view the development of Hitler’s evil. Also, did his Jew-hatred arise from a Jewish whore who gave him a dose of clap?

‘Explaining Hitler’: Dangerous to Understand, Dangerous to Ignore

Like the Seinfeld sitcom, here’s a book about However much we dislike to admit it, Hitler was a human being like you and me. He denounces Chaplin and Roberto Benigni for making films about the Holocaust that are “feel good”: 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 rise owed a lot to street-level thuggery, personal betrayals and blackmails, and political assassinations.

To sum up, no review can do this book justice. I was studying in the ninth grade. Fritz Gerlich based on the shape of his nose using the Nazis’ own methods of racist science in brilliant parodyI consider only as a savage lampoon.


Utilissima summa storiografica da cui si evince come su Hitler sia stato scritto tutto e il contrario di tutto.

To be fair, though, Rosenbaum is a great tour guide.

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.

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Explaining Hitler is an extraordinary Or did she kill herself for some other reason? This is gripping stuff indeed. It’s part memoir and part travel log; part compendium and part synthesis; part history and part sociology; and partly about a dictator who might have had one ball.


Hitler did not kill Jews because he was convinced of his own rectitude: Unfortunately, the only story we get is a thirdhand account of Geli Rabaul urinating on Hitler’s face which actually sounds like wishful thinking. And yes, I count myself among the latter group.

Hitler’s relationship to his half-niece Geli Raubal, which is cloaked in mystery; it explaiinng to have been sexual, or romantic, but was it also deeply perverse?

By assigning centuries of Jew-animosity to Hitler and Nazis alone, I feel that Europe is doing a bit of collective shadow-projection.