Ralf Georg Reuth

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Ralf Georg Reuth (born 4 June 1952 in Oberfranken) is a German journalist and historian.[1] Reuth studied with Andreas Hillgruber and wrote his Ph.D. on the German strategy in the Mediterranean from 1940 to 1942.[1] He published several books dealing with the Nazi era, among them a biography of Joseph Goebbels in 1992 and of Hitler in 2003. Reuth also edited a multivolume selection from the diaries of Joseph Goebbels, which drew criticism notably from Bernd Sösemann.[1] He also wrote biographies of Erwin Rommel, Angela Merkel and Helmut Kohl.

Reuth's 2004 book Rommel: Das Ende einer Legende, dedicated to the topic of the Rommel myth, has started the reevaluation of Rommel's role in history.[2] The book was published in English in 2005 as Rommel: The End of a Legend.


  • Reuth, Ralf Georg (2005). Rommel: The End of a Legend. London: Haus Books. ISBN 978-1-904950-20-2.



  1. ^ a b c Enrico Syring: Review: Ralf Georg Reuth, Hitler. Eine politische Biographie. In: Militärgeschichtliche Zeitschrift 62 (2003), p. 596.
  2. ^ Beckett 2014, pp. 1-2.


  • Beckett, Ian (2014). "Introduction". In I. F. W. Beckett (ed.). Rommel Reconsidered. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 9780811714624.