Hitler's Hangman: The Life of Heydrich

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  • Title: Hitler's Hangman: The Life of Heydrich
  • Author: Robert Gerwarth
  • ISBN: 9780300115758
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Hardcover

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  1. Robert Gerwarth Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Hitler's Hangman: The Life of Heydrich book, this is one of the most wanted Robert Gerwarth author readers around the world.

  2. Wherever this killer went, blood flowed in rivers Everywhere, even in Germany, he was simply called the Hangman Thomas Mann s obituary for Reinhard Heydrich, delivered on BBC radio, June 1942Close your eyes Are they closed yet Good Now imagine a Nazi Open your eyes You just imagined Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich The Butcher of Prague The Blonde Beast The Hangman Tall Blonde Blue eyed A hat decorated with a skull tilted jauntily on his head Even in the murderous, psychopathic, utterly bankrupt [...]

  3. Reinhard Heydrich was labelled Hitler s Hangman by Thomas Mann after his assassination, at the age of thirty eight This excellent biography actually begins with his death in Prague, May 1942 The background to the assassination is examined in great detail, with the Czech underground under pressure to perform, despite quite rightly as it turned out fearing reprisals if Heydrich was the target.The book then turns to Heydrich s early life He was born into a musical family of good financial means and [...]

  4. UPDATE 1 2 18 The sections of this book covering the years from 1939 to 1942 provide a sickening portrait of Heydrich using mass murder of Jews as a means of career advancement Poland, Russia, Wannsee, Auschwitz Heydrich understood better than some of the Wehrmacht s senior officers that those implementing the policies most attuned to Hitler s wishes would be rewarded with enhanced powers to enforce them Heydrich s Gestapo and SD had prepared for war against Poland since the spring of 1939 The S [...]

  5. How does one write a biography of a butcher, someone who committed atrocities The author notes at the beginning that it is a difficult task, but one must understand the subject of a biography even if the subject produces loathing Robert Gerwarth s answer regarding Reinhard Heydrich, Hitler s Hangman, is what he calls cold empathy Page x attempt to reconstruct Heydrich s life with critical distance, but without reading history backward or succumbing to the danger of confusing the role of historia [...]

  6. An amazing biography of one of the most evil men of the Third Reich who surprisingly has not had as much written about him as have Hitler s other acolytes Reinhard Heydrich came from an upper middle class, cultured, and musical family but turned to the Nazi party in 1931 and became one of the most violent and virulent anti Semites in the party leadership On his shoulders rests, at least in part, the responsibility for the final solution commonly known as The Holocaust as he and his minions devi [...]

  7. I wish Robert Gerwarth had written this book earlier.I ve spent much of the past six years writing a novel about Heydrich s 1942 assassination I thought I d read everything there was to read on the man and the topic, and when I finally noticed this book this year, I figured it couldn t tell me anything new I m both disappointed and pleased to discover that I was wrong disappointed because I wish I d had this work as a reference material, and pleased because it opened up new insights on a man and [...]

  8. Heydrich is one of those Nazis who played an important role but held second level positions and are as a result mostly ignored by historians Unlike Hitler, Speer, Goering or even Himmler there is little biographical work on Heydrich and he is either relegated to playing Himmler s talented sidekick or as head of SD in books dealing with that organisation.Gerwarth tries to correct that and does a decent job Not great, mind you, but good enough Book starts with Heydrich s assassination in 1942, rew [...]

  9. I read this biography a long time ago but only now realized that I never wrote a review for it Hitler s Hangman is a very well written biography which, what s important to me as a historian, paints an objective portrait of one of the most feared men in the history of Nazi Germany I must admit, I hate it when certain historical figures are painted purely black and white because I personally want to see all of the shades that were in between what made the killers into what they are what turns the [...]

  10. This was an excellent biography that was incredibly well researched on a tough subject The author places Reinhardt Heydrich under the microscope and attempts to psychoanalyze the motives and character traits of the sinister Nazi Senior Official Gestapo Head.This book is not light reading, as a matter of fact, it is unsettling for how it showcases German moral decay during this time period and how far detached one can become It also sheds light on the underreported Central European theatre of war [...]

  11. HITLER S HANGMAN The Life of Heydrich 2011 Robert Gerwarth Although the lives and careers of most of the major Nazis from WW II have been extensively covered, Heydrich s has been relatively unexplored In this thorough work, the author, based on exhaustive research into all remaining documents, has traced the career of Heydrich from his childhood from a cultured middle class family to his end as one of the top Nazi officers one who can claim primary responsibility for the ultimate Holocost from [...]

  12. Finally, a comprehensive biography of Reinhard Heydrich Previous books about Heydrich have dealt with his assassination and its aftermath Gerwarth s bio delves into the man himself Despite the dearth of information on Heydrich compared to some of his contemporaries, including Himmler, who kept a diary , the author s extensive research has brought new information and insight into his subject In addition to being extremely well researched, the notes in this book are some of the best and easiest [...]

  13. I fancied reading about some history, and how circumstance and times can dictate a human beings life by a mixture of all what is man made, things like beliefs, flags, borders and money of which all can contrive to take over and use a human beings natural born instincts of feelings, passion, heart and soul Reinhard Heydrich is I believe circumstantial evidence of such a process of that work A man who wanted to be successful in what ever he attempted to do and a working class man who loved to prov [...]

  14. I first became aware of Reinhard Heydrich in 1975 when I still in grade school read Gunter Peis book The True Story of the Man Who Started the War In it, Heydrich, as one of the luminaries in the SS, was the boss of Alfred Naujocks upon whom the book was focussed who was tasked with staging an incident along the German Polish border, which Hitler would use as a pretext for invading Poland in September 1939 Even then, Heydrich struck me as a sinister figure But it would take years of self study o [...]

  15. I listened to this on audiobook The narrator was excellent.The book covers its subject s life from before he was born parents, society, political atmosphere through to his assassination and beyond To say Heydrich drank the Kool aid would be an understatement From being a late comer to Nazidom to full blown anti Semetic ideals with murderous intent, this book describes the journey this man undertook.Well written, with a lot of detail.

  16. Until 1942, the year of his assassination Reinhard Heydrich was the chief of the Nazi Criminal Police, the SS Security Service and the Gestapo He played a significant role in the planning of the Final Solution and was responsible for many of the atrocities implemented by the Nazi hierarchy until his death In this new biography, HITLER S HANGMAN THE LIFE OF HEYDRICH by Robert Gerwath, the Director of the Center for War Studies at the University College Dublin,the reader is presented with the most [...]

  17. I didn t know that much about Heydrich, and this was a good overall, comprehensive biography of one of three Third Reich men considered important movers in the thrust toward anti Semitism Heydrich was born into a solidly, respectable, financially sound for his youth upbringing He was also a Catholic in his small town, in a minority Later, he was rabid against Catholics His father and mother were not National Socialists, and Heydrich didn t join the party until his involvement with his future wif [...]

  18. If both the parts about Heydrich s youth and his time as the Reich Protector in Prague bring new and insightful information to a interested mind, I have to admit, regretfully, that this book has failed to convince me of its true scholarly importance Plagued with a dozen annoying editing mistakes and, important, by a series of factual or numeric misleading comments How could have Heydrich s brother in law been a member of the nazi party for three years before their meeting when he joined in 1929 [...]

  19. Many studies of Nazi Germany and it s various officials center around the banality of evil the concept of seemingly ordinary people driven to do horrible things through a commitment to merely following orders Simply put, there is nothing banal of about the evil of Reinhart Heydrich as portrayed in Hitler s Hangman Heydrich gave the orders and spearheaded many of the concepts that lead to the wholesale killing that would become known the Holocaust though he was assassinated before it became offic [...]

  20. A very informative book on the life of Reinhard Heydrich, assassinated during WWII when he was head of the Protectorate of Moravia and Bohemia One of the main architects of the Holocaust, working closely with Himmler and Hitler, it is interesting to find out he came from a stable family and was first expected to succeed his father in heading a music conservatory An ambitious, hard working guy, his energies were, unfortunately, used to implement and forward the anti Semitic, xenophobic policies o [...]

  21. Een heel goed boek met veel details en een hoop links naar andere literatuur Het geeft Heyndrichs complete leven weer en ook wat voor een twisted mind die mens had Hoogmoed en lef zijn zeker termen die bij hem passen.De schrijver heeft hier een meesterwerkje van gemaakt.

  22. A good intro, but needs analysis of course at this point figuring out what made Heydrich tick may be impossible.

  23. Excellent look of the life was a truly evil human Very readable, even to someone not into scholarly history.

  24. Quem acha que Hitler era maluco, s dico, desumano etc precisa conhecer melhor o biografado desse livro.

  25. Audiobook For a subject like this one, it is hard to say liked or loved the book However, for a bio that attempts to reveal a true account of a major figure, especially a villain like Heydrich, this work was very informative and attempted to provide balance to the life story Certainly, Heydrich earned the nicknames he received in life and death Hitler s Hangman, The Butcher of Prague , but to analyze the man s life, it was not a certainty that he would become one of the move reviled Nazis in his [...]

  26. Reinhard Heydrich is widely recognized as one of the great iconic villains of the twentieth century, an appalling figure even within the context of the Nazi leadership Chief of the Nazi Criminal Police, the SS Security Service, and the Gestapo, ruthless overlord of Nazi occupied Bohemia and Moravia, and leading planner of the Final Solution, Heydrich played a central role in Hitler s Germany He shouldered a major share of responsibility for some of the worst Nazi atrocities, and up to his assass [...]

  27. 2.5 Very torn in my thoughts on this book Some aspects I thought were rather interesting, whilst others were severely lacking Firstly, the structure Opening the book with the assassination of Heydrich is very odd, in my opinion Why not just keep this at the end of the book where it belongs in the chronological order of things Beginning with the assassination plot and then suddenly jumping into his childhood meant that the end almost felt like it skipped or just brushed over one of the most impor [...]

  28. I did not find this book to do a very good job of really fleshing out the subject nor really adding anything to the knowledge I already had of the time period or subject Pacing was fine but, like a lot of other biographies, there was not nearly enough focus on the events which make this person worthy of a biography but instead much focus on their personal lives which personally I am not that interested in Additionally, while the focus was on that I did not feel that it did much of anything to [...]

  29. It is incredible that a man can be willing and anxious to exterminate other human beings This book gives insight into Heydrich s reasons which can only be understood in the context of someone who believes 1 in the concept of a master race and 2 that murdering all those not in the master race is desirable and possible Everyone knows about the attempted extermination of Jews, but this book reveals that many other undesirables from the point of view of the Nazi leadership were also murdered, i.e gy [...]

  30. This book, I believe as intended by the author, reads mostly as a chronological order of facts in Heydrich s life It went on and on Nothing in it tugged at my humanity I have no better understanding of Heydrich or Himmler or Hitler after reading this book If anything I feel disinterested which seems impossible considering the subject of this book It felt like high school history with a teacher who seems obsessed by being all comprehensive of the facts that the entire message or moral is being mi [...]

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