The Nazi Voter

book cover, The Nazi Voter

Thomas Childers


The University of North Carolina Press

The first study based on a large national sample of both urban and rural districts examines the Nazi constituency—how it was formed, from which social groups, under what conditions, and with what promises. Using advanced statistical techniques to analyze each national election of the Weimar era, Childres offers a new and challenging interpretation of who voted for Hitler's NSDAP and why. He also provides a systematic examination of Nazi campaign strategy.