Year 13 a level history revision jeremy scott, deputy headteacher from the john warner school, on the role of hitler in the period 1933-39 (weak dictator deb. Of phrase: hitler as the 'weak dictator' the holocaust as the 'realization of the unthink- able' made possible by a state consumed by the politics of 'cumulative radicalization' like all successful epithets, they also took on a life of their own and were stretched and applied to situations and explanations which mommsen had. This shift in emphasis has, inevitably, tended to downgrade the importance of hitler wh o, in hans mommsen's famous phrase, was in some respects a 'weak dictator' these historiographical tensions provide an insight into kershaw's approach and explains why hitler 1889-1936: hubris constitutes a different type. He argued that, far from being germany's master, adolf hitler was “a weak dictator” who responded to events, social pressures and the demands of his followers mommsen once said in an interview: “it is wrong to reduce everything to hitler” after establishing himself as a polemicist in the debate with. Historians and the problem of explaining nazism 2 the essence of nazism: form of fascism, brand of totalitarianism, or unique phenomenon 3 politics and economics in the nazi state 4 hitler: 'master of the third reich' or 'weak dictator' 5 hitler and the holocaust 6 nazi foreign policy: hitler's 'programme' or ' expansion.
Hitler, mommsen believed, was “a weak dictator” who was less involved in his own adminstration than might be believed, while the holocaust was a product of the fractured decision-making process in his regime his subordinates took most of the initiative, said mommsen, and the final solution was largely. This page considers decision-making in the third reich, including the debate about whether hitler was a strong leader or in fact a weak dictator that was behol. After the defeat and deaths of hitler and mussolini in 1945, and the demise of stalin in his bed in 1953, dictators became less omnipresent in europe, although portugal's antonio de oliveira salazar, unusual in his trade as tyrant in being originally a pious professor of economics, did not die until 1970, and franco lasted.
With regard to hitler, mommsen described him by coining the phrase “weak dictator” he argued that hitler was a figurehead who approved or endorsed ideas that came from below, yet lacked the power to impose his own ideas on both party and state both historians also endorsed the concept of “cumulative radicalisation”. The debate as to whether hitler was a 'weak dictator' or 'master of the third reich ' is one that has been contested by historians of nazi germany for many years and lies at the centre of the intentionalist – structuralist debate on the one hand, historians such as bullock, bracher, jackel and hildebrand regard hitler's.
Hitler was, for the most part, a very strong dictator the only major weakness he had (in terms of his ability to control the people) was the fact that he was worried about the degree of loyalty that the german people felt towards him because of this fear, hitler did not ask his people to make the kinds of sacrifices that the british. This is a comprehensive list of all of the possible arguments that may come up in the part b source based controversy sources n the edexcel a2 kaiser to fuhrer history exam, for the question on whether hitler was weak or strong -- a2 edexcel 'kaiser to fuhrer' german history exam - this is an essay.
The question of whether hitler was master in the third reich or a 'weak dictator' is one of the central debates amongst historians of nazi germany it is not necessary to spend too much time here outlining the debate, as this information can easily be found elsewhere (see, for example, the excellent chapter. But nor do i reduce his role to that of a mere 'function' of nazi rule, or regard him as a 'weak dictator' hitler's power was real, and immense, not a phantasm but it was not a static commodity under relative constraint until 1938, it thereafter developed a level of autonomy extraordinary in a modern capitalist system, even. Goetz aly analyzes the himmler diary discovered by christian gerlach which casts new light on hitler's order for the extermination of the jews the weak dictator already hans mommsen, the foremost holocaust researcher, grumbles: the young man is to be sure exceptional, has however gone astray,.
Powerpoint slideshow about 'hitler – a weak dictator or master of the third reich ' - nadine an image/link below is provided (as is) to download presentation download policy: content on the website is provided to you as is for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on. Explaining the third reich's modus operandi, he inserted a description of hitler as a “weak dictator” — an assessment that, of course, clashed frontally with the conventional wisdom on history's most unrivaled dictator (with the possible exception of stalin) the term first appeared in a footnote in the book quoted above about. Were the actions and atrocities of the third reich the result of hitler's policies, directed from atop the nazi hierarchy or was he just a weak dictator was hitler really the mastermind behind it all or were others the true orchestrators of evil hitler's circle of evil for people trying to make sense of the horrors.