"Michael Kellogg's The Russian Roots of Nazism is a major contribution to the research on the origins of Nazism. In a domain where so much has been published and discussed, Kellogg's work succeeds in introducing a dimension never so thoroughly explored: the essential impact on early Nazi world-view of ideological elements and political themes, carried over to Germany by White-Russian emigres."
Professor Saul Friedlander, 1939 Club Chair in Holocaust Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and Maxwell Cummings Chair of European History at Tel Aviv University
"Michael Kellogg ... destroys earlier myths regarding the development of Adolf Hitler's thought. Kellogg successfully refutes the long-held belief, asserted by Hitler himself, that Hitler became antisemitic and anti-Bolshevik during his stay in Vienna in the early twentieth century. Kellogg's work draws on a wealth of primary sources from German, Russian, French, and Polish archives.... This book should be required reading for anyone interested in the origins of National Socialism and its complex character."
German Studies Review
"Kellogg's analysis of Aufbau and its influence is persuasive."
-Matthew R. Schwonek, Air Command and Staff College The Russian Review
"The story and the conclusion are not new, but the monograph contains a wealth of new detail."
-Robert C. Williams, Bates College The Slavic Review
"superbly researched book...this work shoudl spark much debate and serves as an example of what research in both German and Russian sources can accomplish for critical topics in modern history."
- Michael David-Fox, University of Maryland, Journal of Modern History
"...fascinating, meticulously researched, and highly detailed new study...Kellog has not only made a valuable contribution to the early history of the Nazi Party, but also points the way to further research in newly accessible post-Soviet archives on the Nazi's Russian connections."
-Roderick Stackelberg, Gonzaga University,American Historical Review
This book analyses the political, financial, military, and ideological contributions of many 'White émigrés', anti-Bolshevik Russian exiles, to Nazism. It demonstrates that Nazism did not develop as a peculiarly German phenomenon and examines Aufbau (Reconstruction), a far right German-White émigré organization which collaborated with Nazis from 1920-1923.