You are required to write an annotated bibliography as part of your Critical Issues paper. To create one, start with a properly formatted citation for your source, and follow it with an annotation. Like an article abstract, an annotation is a short paragraph (usually about 150 words) that provides a brief summary of the main points of a source. However, it also evaluates the accuracy and quality of the information presented. Your annotation should also describe how the information in the source will fit into your own paper.
Wistrich, R. S. (1995). Who's who in Nazi Germany. Routledge.
The Who’s Who in Nazi Germany is intended as a reference source for students and readers interested in WWI-era Germany and the Third Reich. Its 350 entries include prominent Nazi Party leaders and high-ranking SS officers, but also academics, civil servants, entertainers, industrialists, and scientists with Nazi ties. Each entry is written as a narrative of the subject, beginning with last name, first name, and birth and death dates. Information about the individual’s birthplace is given, followed by pertinent career details and the subject’s connection to the Nazi Party and/or the Third Reich. Details of death are included when available. The volume also contains information about the German Resistance. Linking these biographies together will paint for the reader a picture of Nazi Germany between the years 1933 and 1945.
Because of the sensitivity of the subject matter, one can detect a hint of opinion when reading the entries of some of the more prominent figures in Nazi history. As such, this is not to be taken as a perfectly objective work. The value of this resource is realized when the reader uses it to see how Nazism found its way into all aspects of German life, and in a variety of professions.