Hitler's ‘Programme’ and the Genesis of Operation ‘Barbarossa’

  title={Hitler's ‘Programme’ and the Genesis of Operation ‘Barbarossa’},
  author={Hannsjoachim W. Koch},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={891 - 920}
  • H. W. Koch
  • Published 1 December 1983
  • Political Science
  • The Historical Journal
Hitler's foreign policy is still an area of widespread interest - particularly the question of its inner coherence. The present consensus goes back to the early 1950s and 1960s, when the German attack upon Russia was viewed as one stage in Hitler's quest for European hegemony or even world domination. While Alan Bullock viewed Hitler as an opportunist, Hugh Trevor-Roper in his essay on Hitler's war aims interpreted Hitler's invasion of Russia as a systematic step in Hitler's programme. Since… 
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  • H. W. Koch
  • History, Philosophy
    The Historical Journal
  • 1968
Ernst Nolte in his Die Epoche des Faschismus writes that Hitler undoubtedly in principle had wanted war ‘but hardly that war at that time’, meaning the war of 1939. This somewhat muddled thesis