In the Shadow of Hitler: Personalities of the Right in Central and Eastern Europe
Many important right-wing political figures from the late nineteenth century and inter-war period have been overshadowed in history by Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler. 'In the Shadow of Hitler: Personalities of the Right in Central and Eastern Europe' reviews the careers of sixteen of the most important figures in right-wing politics in Central and Eastern Europe during this period. It includes politicians, ideologue sand 'men of action' in Germany and Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Croatia. Some of these were Nazi sympathisers or contributed to the making of Nazi ideology. Others rejected German National Socialism in favour of rival nationalist and right-wing ideologies and programmes, deliberately distancing themselves from Nazism. As th epower and ambition of the Third Reich grew in the1930s, so many of the personalities reviewed here were obliged to come to terms with the shadow cast over the region by Nazi Germany and to make their own political and other compromises.