Useful idiots: the Hohenzollerns and Hitler

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dc.contributor.editor Fox, Jo 2020-10-20T11:34:09Z 2020-10-20T11:34:09Z 2020-08-01
dc.identifier.citation Useful idiots: the Hohenzollerns and Hitler in: Historical Research, Volume 93, Issue 261, 1 August 2020, Pages 526–550 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0950-3471
dc.description.abstract Hitler needed the support of the Hohenzollern family on a national and an international level. While the national level has been researched in some detail, we do not have much information about the international aspect.This article shows what foreign connections the Hohenzollerns had and why they made them available to Hitler. Private correspondence in the papers of three Americans offers new insights.Resumption of the throne was a driving force for the Hohenzollerns who hoped to copy Mussolini’s arrangement with the Italian monarchy. But the family were not just opportunists. They shared many beliefs with the National Socialists: anti-Semitism, anti- parliamentarism and anti-communism.They also greatly admired Hitler’s wars of conquest. For the National Socialists, the Hohenzollerns’ eagerness to support them was welcome propaganda. en_US
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dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.subject National Socialists, 1933, Wilhelm II, Crown Prince Wilhelm, American radical right, Henry Ford en_US
dc.title Useful idiots: the Hohenzollerns and Hitler en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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