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By Helen Graham, Paul Preston

ISBN-10: 0333484258

ISBN-13: 9780333484258

ISBN-10: 1349106186

ISBN-13: 9781349106189

Out of the social and financial turmoil of Europe within the Nineteen Thirties, the preferred entrance emerged because the spearhead of the left's bid to forestall fascism in its tracks. Fifty years on from the beginning of the preferred entrance this edited assortment assesses the effect of the assumption of bourgeois-proletarian alliance at the eu left as a complete. It additionally examines the destiny of the preferred entrance governments, either in France, which remained nominally 'at peace', and in Spain, the place the sour strife over social and financial reform erupted into open civil war.

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L. ), Die Weimarer Republik. Belagerte Civitas(Konigstein, 1980) p. 272-86; Hans Mommsen, 'Die Sozialdemokratie in der Defensive: Der Immobilismus dcr SPD und der Aufstieg des Nationalsozialismus', in. ). So:ialdemokratie zwischen Klassenbewegung und Volkspartei (Frankfurt/Main, 32 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. ), 1933. Wie die Republik der Diktatur erlag (Stuttgart, Berlin, Koln, Mainz, 1983) pp. 61-75. Detlev Peukert, 'Zur Rolle des Arbeiterwiderstands im "Dritten Reich", in Christoph Klessmann and Falk Pingel (eds), Gegner des Nationalsozialismus (Frankfurt/Main, 1980) pp.

The obligation felt by the KPD to defend the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact of August 1939, as a measure which contributed to the security of the Soviet Union, cut the ground from under the feet of the underground party; and only with the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941 and the massive influx of foreign slave workers into Germany did underground communist activity take off again. 38 By this stage of the war, however, the existence of an ever-more autonomous and brutal terror apparatus and the increasing absorption of the German industrial workforce with the problems of day-to-day existence, sharply reduced any possibility of the open politicisation of workers' discontent.

166/; Noakes and Pridham (eds), Nazism 1919-1945, pp. 159ff; Broszat, Der Staat Hitlers, pp. I 08-17. 24. The text is reproduced in Noakes and Pridham (eds) Nazism 1919-1945, p. 167. On the demise of the SPD see Matthias in Matthias and Morsey (eds), Das Ende der Parteien 1933, p. 181. Mason, Sozialpolitik, pp. /J describes the impact of the Nazi terror campaign on the unions on the ground. 25. Erich Matthias, 'Social Democracy and the Power in the State', in The Road to Dictatorship. Germany 1918-1933, pp.

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