Christian Ingrao
Research director at the CNRS Institute of Present Time History (CNRS - University of Paris 8), France. He specialises in the history of Nazism and war violence. He is the author, among other works, of Believe and destroy: Intellectuals in the SS war machine (Polity, 2013) and The promise of the East: Nazi hopes and genocide, 1939-43 (Polity, 2019).

National Socialism came to power by following the electoral strategy of a popular party, but with the support of extremely well-educated militant elites.