What I’m Reading: …hailed him as a national savior in gigantic stadium rallies.

This new series is an ongoing collection of quotes from the books I am currently reading. — Douglas


 

“Hitler had supreme authority as führer (leader or guide), but could not have risen to power or committed such atrocities on his own. He had the active support of the powerful German officer class and of millions of everyday citizens who voted for the National Socialist German Workers’ (Nazi) Party and hailed him as a national savior in gigantic stadium rallies. ”

 

From How Did Hitler Happen? from the National WWI Museum | New Orleans

 

What I'm Reading: ...a leadership structure in which authority flowed downward from a supreme national leader...

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