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Who Voted for Hitler?

Just as there are myths about Trump voters, there are damaging misconceptions about who brought the Nazis to power.

Back in May of 2017, over drinks, The Nation’s Don Guttenplan recommended to me an out-of-print book from the early 1980s called Who Voted for Hitler? by Richard F. Hamilton, an…

  • Dan Simon
  • The Nation

The guts of the book is an analysis of the voting records, district by district, in Germany’s 14 largest cities, particularly in the municipal elections of July 1932, but also those of…

Hamilton looks closely at the vote tally data, which turn out to be abundant and well-preserved, and at the time of his writing—some 50…

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