How “Catholic” Was the Early Nazi Movement? Religion, Race, and Culture in Munich, 1919–1924

@article{Hastings2003HowW,
  title={How “Catholic” Was the Early Nazi Movement? Religion, Race, and Culture in Munich, 1919–1924},
  author={Derek Hastings},
  journal={Central European History},
  year={2003},
  volume={36},
  pages={383 - 433}
}
  • D. Hastings
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • History
  • Central European History
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