Why Are They Back? Historical falsification, political conspiracy and the return of fascism in Germany

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The English edition of Why Are They Back? Historical falsification, political conspiracy and the return of fascism in Germany will be launched by Mehring Books in London on Sunday March 17 (tickets are available here). Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the meeting.

The book’s author Christoph Vandreier will speak at the event and will be joined by World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board Chairperson David North, who is also the national chairperson of the Socialist Equality Party (US).

 

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The appointment of Adolf Hitler in January 1933 as Chancellor of Germany was the outcome not of an election, but of a political conspiracy involving a small number of senior military and government officials headed by General Paul von Hindenburg. Its consequences were World War II, the Holocaust and the destruction of tens of millions of lives.

Nearly seventy-five years after the fall of the Third Reich, the neo-Nazi right is a major political force in Germany. Why Are They Back? analyses the interaction of high-level political conspirators, media propagandists and right-wing academics at Berlin’s Humboldt University in the present-day resurgence of Nazism and German militarism.

Christoph Vandreier, a leading member of the German Socialist Equality Party, has played a major role in opposing efforts of prominent professors to relativise the crimes of the Third Reich. His influential 2015 essay “Jörg Baberowski’s Falsification of History” is included in this volume.