The Resource The setting of the pearl : Vienna under Hitler, by Thomas Weyr

The setting of the pearl : Vienna under Hitler, by Thomas Weyr

Label
The setting of the pearl : Vienna under Hitler
Title
The setting of the pearl
Title remainder
Vienna under Hitler
Statement of responsibility
by Thomas Weyr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Here is an account of the debasement of one of Europe's great cities. Thomas Weyr shows how Hitler turned Vienna, a once vibrant city that was the cradle of modernism, into a third-rate Prussian provincial town. In this narrative, we meet Austrian traitors like Arthur Seyss-Inquart and mass murderers like Odilo Globocnik, proconsuls like Joseph Burckel, who hacked Austria into seven pieces, and Baldur von Schirach, who dreamed of making Vienna into a Danubian capital - and failed miserably. More painfully, Weyr chronicles the swift destruction of a deeply ingrained Jewish culture and the removal of the city's 200,000 Jews through murder, exile, and deportation. He further shows how Hitler throttled the spirit of what remained through changes in education, city government, cultural life, even the architectural form of the city
  • The book includes Weyr's own experiences as a child in Vienna under Nazi rule in 1938, along with those of his parents and friends, but the book is not simply a memoir; it is a full historical narrative that chillingly captures the spiritual and cultural ruin that Hitler inflicted on this once-great city."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 943.6
  • 940.53/43613
Index
no index present
LC call number
DB855
LC item number
.W463 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The setting of the pearl : Vienna under Hitler, by Thomas Weyr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-341) and index
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Contents
1. Anschluss -- 2. The state nobody wanted -- 3. Burckel takes charge -- 4. To Kristallnacht -- 5. The lost city -- 6. From Kristallnacht to the outbreak of war -- 7. Decline and fall -- 8. Vienna's second chance -- 9. Prelude to disaster -- 10. The last year -- 11. The battle for Vienna -- 12. The new shape of the pearl
Control code
000026104982
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
352 p.
Isbn
9780195146790
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004018295
Other physical details
ill.
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.b21450663
System control number
sr21450663

Library Locations

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