A very dry read, for the most part.For me, its value lay in underscoring the incredible difficulty for ordinary Germans of living in a totalitarian state where terror is used to keep the populace in line. In such a society, acting morally becomes highly stressful. The normal routines of civil society are removed or banned by the state, and civil society becomes atomized. Social bonds are loosened.The tendency is to become apathetic.Peukert was one of the first historians to look at the Third Reich in terms of Alltagsgeschichte, or the history of everyday life.
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