Jonathan Petropoulos's Royals and the Reich: The Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany PDF

By Jonathan Petropoulos

Princes Philipp and Christoph von Hessen-Kassel, great-grandsons of Queen Victoria of britain, were humiliated by means of defeat in international warfare I and, like a lot of the German aristocracy, feared the social unrest wrought by means of the ineffectual Weimar Republic. Jonathan Petropoulos indicates how the princes, lured through in demand positions within the Nazi regime and hugely vulnerable to nationalist appeals, turned enthusiastic supporters of Hitler. Prince Philipp, son-in-law to the King of Italy, turned the highest-ranking prince within the Nazi country and constructed a detailed own courting with Hitler and Hermann G?ering. Prince Christoph was once a famous SS officer and head of an important intelligence business enterprise within the 3rd Reich. In go back, the princes made the Nazis socially appropriate to prosperous, high-society consumers. Prince Philipp even brought G?ering to Mussolini at a serious level within the Nazi Party's improvement and later served as a liaison among Hitler and the Italian dictator. accepted entry to Hessen kin inner most papers and the Royal data at Windsor citadel, Petropoulos follows the tale of the home of Hesse via to its tragic denouement--the princes' betrayal and persecution by way of an more and more paranoid Hitler and prosecution and denazification through the Allies.

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