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.