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Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

Eric Kurlander


This book is the definitive history of the supernatural in Nazi Germany, exploring the occult ideas, esoteric sciences, and pagan religions touted by the Third Reich in the service of power. The Nazi fascination with the occult is legendary, yet today it is often dismissed as Himmler's personal obsession or wildly overstated for its novelty. Preposterous though it was, however, supernatural thinking was inextricable from the Nazi project. The regime enlisted astrology and the paranormal, paganism, Indo-Aryan mythology, witchcraft, miracle weapons, and the lost kingdom of Atlantis in reimaginin ... More

Keywords: supernatural, Nazi Germany, Third Reich, occult, astrology, Indo-Aryan mythology, witchcraft, German politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300189452
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300189452.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Kurlander, author
Stetson University