Was Hitler `forced' into attacking Russia? New evidence and analysis by revisionist historians

Weeks, Albert L.
November 1998
World War II;Nov98, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p12
Reports on the assertion of historians that Adolf Hitler's decision to invade the Soviet Union in June 1941 during World War II was motivated. Agreements signed by Hitler and Josef Stalin in their joint initiatives of 1939 to 1940; Views of revisionists that aggressive actions by Stalin and Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov alarmed and infuriated Hitler; Discussion on the issue of the motivations for Operation Barbarossa.


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