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The Resource Hitler and the Habsburgs : the Führer's vendetta against the Austrian royals, James M. Longo

Hitler and the Habsburgs : the Führer's vendetta against the Austrian royals, James M. Longo

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Hitler and the Habsburgs : the Führer's vendetta against the Austrian royals
Title
Hitler and the Habsburgs
Title remainder
the Führer's vendetta against the Austrian royals
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James M. Longo
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Language
eng
Summary
A stunning work of narrative history revealing how and why Adolf Hitler targeted the children of the assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, making the Archduke's sons the first two Austrians deported to the Dachau concentration camp, and how the family fought back. It was during five youthful years in Vienna that Adolf Hitler's obsession with the Habsburg Imperial family became the catalyst for his vendetta against a vanished empire, a dead archduke, and his royal orphans. That hatred drove Hitler's rise to power and led directly to the tragedy of the Second World War and the Holocaust. The royal orphans of Archduke Franz Ferdinand--offspring of an upstairs-downstairs marriage that scandalized the tradition-bound Habsburg Empire--came to personify to Adolf Hitler, and others, all that was wrong about modernity, the twentieth century, and the Habsburg's multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Austro-Hungarian Empire. They were outsiders in the greatest family of royal insiders in Europe, which put them on a collision course with Adolf Hitler. As he rose to power Hitler's hatred toward the Habsburgs and their diverse empire fixated on Franz Ferdinand's sons, who became outspoken critics and opponents of the Nazi party and its racist ideology. When Germany seized Austria in 1938, they were the first two Austrians arrested by the Gestapo, deported to Germany, and sent to Dachau. Within hours they went from palace to prison. The women in the family, including the Archduke's only daughter Princess Sophie Hohenberg, declared their own war on Hitler. Their tenacity and personal courage in the face of betrayal, treachery, torture, and starvation sustained the family during the war and in the traumatic years that followed. Through a decade of research and interviews with the descendants of the royal Habsburgs, scholar James Longo explores the roots of Hitler's determination to destroy the family of the dead Archduke and uncovers the family members' courageous fight against the Führer
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YDX
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Longo, James McMurtry
Dewey number
943.6/052
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Habsburg, House of
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Habsburg, House of
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Austria
  • Families
  • Austria
  • HISTORY / Holocaust
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
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Hitler and the Habsburgs : the Führer's vendetta against the Austrian royals, James M. Longo
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-299) and index
Contents
Hitler at the Hotel Imperial, 1938 -- The artist, the archduke, and the emperor -- Can this be a Jew? -- The lion and the lamb -- The granite foundation -- The spy, the draft dodger, and the peacemaker -- Fate -- Inscrutable destiny -- A kind of dull cataleptic state -- Exiles -- The most golden tongued of demagogues -- Impending horrors -- One blood demands one Reich -- Witches Sabbath -- Duel -- Bargain with the devil -- The eleventh commandment -- Apocalypse -- The whole country was as if under a spell -- Phantoms and patriots -- Answered and unanswered prayers -- The good fight -- The destiny of one family
Control code
on1043880813
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Diversion Books edition.
Extent
viii, 315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781635764765
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1043880813
Label
Hitler and the Habsburgs : the Führer's vendetta against the Austrian royals, James M. Longo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-299) and index
Contents
Hitler at the Hotel Imperial, 1938 -- The artist, the archduke, and the emperor -- Can this be a Jew? -- The lion and the lamb -- The granite foundation -- The spy, the draft dodger, and the peacemaker -- Fate -- Inscrutable destiny -- A kind of dull cataleptic state -- Exiles -- The most golden tongued of demagogues -- Impending horrors -- One blood demands one Reich -- Witches Sabbath -- Duel -- Bargain with the devil -- The eleventh commandment -- Apocalypse -- The whole country was as if under a spell -- Phantoms and patriots -- Answered and unanswered prayers -- The good fight -- The destiny of one family
Control code
on1043880813
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Diversion Books edition.
Extent
viii, 315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781635764765
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1043880813

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