Heroisation and Demonisation in the Third Reich: The Consensus‐building Value of a Nazi Pantheon of Heroes

@article{Lambert2007HeroisationAD,
  title={Heroisation and Demonisation in the Third Reich: The Consensus‐building Value of a Nazi Pantheon of Heroes},
  author={Peter Lambert},
  journal={Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={523 - 546}
}
  • P. Lambert
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Sociology
  • Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions
Abstract This article assesses the construction, characteristics and reception of a Nazi pantheon of heroes. It explores the relationship between villains and heroes in the internal dynamics of Nazi ideology before turning to consider three questions. First, did Nazism generate a fundamental transformation of the German national pantheon of heroes? Second, did the Nazis have a cohesive vision of who should populate that pantheon, and why? Third, was non‐ and anti‐Nazi hero‐worship obliterated… 
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