Legacies of Dachau

Legacies of Dachau Author Harold Marcuse
ISBN-10 0521552044
Release 2001-03-22
Pages 590
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A unified interpretation of the historical, political and remembered culture of Dachau concentration camp, first published in 2001.



The Last Survivor

The Last Survivor Author Timothy Ryback
ISBN-10 0330390023
Release 2001
Pages 195
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An investigation into what it is like to live in Dachau now. Ryback meets the people of Dachau and discovers how they live under the camp's shadow. He also tells the story of Martin Zaidenstadt, a camp guide whose past is difficult to reveal and, at times, to believe.



Dachau and the SS

Dachau and the SS Author Christopher Dillon
ISBN-10 9780191630491
Release 2015-01-29
Pages 320
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Dachau and the SS studies the concentration camp guards at Dachau, the first concentration camp and a national 'school' of violence for its concentration camp personnel. Set up in the first months of Adolf Hitler's rule, Dachau was a bastion of the Nazi 'revolution' and a key springboard for the ascent of Heinrich Himmler and the SS to control of the Third Reich's terror and policing apparatus. Throughout the pre-war era of Nazi Germany, Dachau functioned as an academy of violence where concentration camp personnel were schooled in steely resolution and the techniques of terror. An international symbol of Nazi depredation, Dachau was the cradle of a new and terrible spirit of destruction. Combining extensive new research into the pre-war history of Dachau with theoretical insights from studies of perpetrator violence, this volume offers the first systematic study of the 'Dachau School'. It explores the backgrounds and socialization of thousands of often very young SS men in the camp and critiques the assumption that violence was an outcome of personal or ideological pathologies. Christopher Dillon analyses recruitment to the Dachau SS and evaluates the contribution of ideology, training, social psychology, and masculine ideals to the conduct and subsequent careers of concentration camp guards. Graduates of the Dachau School would go on to play a central role in the wartime criminality of the Third Reich, particularly at Auschwitz. Dachau and the SS makes an original contribution to scholarship on the prehistory of the Holocaust and the institutional organization of violence.



Lessons and Legacies VI

Lessons and Legacies VI Author Peter Hayes
ISBN-10 9780810120013
Release 2004-09-28
Pages 547
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Gerhard Weinberg Browning and the Big Picture



The Coming of the Third Reich

The Coming of the Third Reich Author Richard J. Evans
ISBN-10 1101042672
Release 2005-01-25
Pages 656
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"The clearest and most gripping account I've read of German life before and during the rise of the Nazis." —A. S Byatt, Times Literary Supplement There is no story in twentieth-century history more important to understand than Hitler’s rise to power and the collapse of civilization in Nazi Germany. With The Coming of the Third Reich, Richard Evans, one of the world’s most distinguished historians, has written the definitive account for our time. A masterful synthesis of a vast body of scholarly work integrated with important new research and interpretations, Evans’s history restores drama and contingency to the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazis, even as it shows how ready Germany was by the early 1930s for such a takeover to occur. The Coming of the Third Reich is a masterwork of the historian’s art and the book by which all others on the subject will be judged.



Haunting Legacies

Haunting Legacies Author Gabriele Schwab
ISBN-10 9780231526357
Release 2010-11-05
Pages 256
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From mass murder to genocide, slavery to colonial suppression, acts of atrocity have lives that extend far beyond the horrific moment. They engender trauma that echoes through later generations, for those on both sides of the act. Gabriele Schwab reads these legacies in a number of narratives, primarily through the writing of postwar Germans and the descendents of Holocaust survivors. She connects their work to earlier histories of slavery and colonialism and to more recent events, such as South African Apartheid, the practice of torture after 9/11, and the "disappearances" that occurred during South American dictatorships. Schwab's texts include memoirs (Ruth Kluger's Still Alive and Marguerite Duras's La Douleur), second-generation accounts by the children of Holocaust survivors (Georges Perec's W, Art Spiegelman's Maus, and Philippe Grimbert's Secret), and second-generation recollections by Germans (W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz, Sabine Reichel's What Did You Do in The War, Daddy?, and Ursula Duba's Tales from a Child of the Enemy). She also incorporates her own reminiscences of growing up in postwar Germany, mapping networks of interlaced memories and histories as they interact in psychic life and cultural memory. Her critical approach draws on theories from psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, and trauma studies, and Schwab concludes with a bracing look at issues of responsibility, reparation, and forgiveness across the victim/perpetrator divide.



Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany

Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany Author Nikolaus Wachsmann
ISBN-10 9781135263218
Release 2009-12-04
Pages 256
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The notorious concentration camp system was a central pillar of the Third Reich, supporting the Nazi war against political, racial and social outsiders whilst also intimidating the population at large. Established during the first months of the Nazi dictatorship in 1933, several million men, women and children of many nationalities had been incarcerated in the camps by the end of the Second World War. At least two million lost their lives. This comprehensive volume offers the first overview of the recent scholarship that has changed the way the camps are studied over the last two decades. Written by an international team of experts, the book covers such topics as the earliest camps; social life, work and personnel in the camps; the public face of the camps; issues of gender and commemoration; and the relationship between concentration camps and the Final Solution. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the current historiography of the camps, highlighting the key conclusions that have been made, commenting on continuing areas of debate, and suggesting possible directions for future research.



Adenauer s Germany and the Nazi Past

Adenauer s Germany and the Nazi Past Author Norbert Frei
ISBN-10 9780231118828
Release 2002
Pages 479
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Frei chronicles the denazification process in Adenauer's 1950s Germany. The stopping of punishment for Nazi crimes formed the crux of a policitcs of the past which, to a large degree, revoked the consequences of the previous political expurgation.



A Companion to Europe 1900 1945

A Companion to Europe 1900 1945 Author Gordon Martel
ISBN-10 1444391674
Release 2011-03-21
Pages 584
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This volume brings together a distinguished group of international scholars to discuss the major debates in the study of early twentieth-century Europe. Brings together contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars. Provides an overview of current thinking on the period. Traces the great political, social and economic upheavals of the time. Illuminates perennial themes, as well as new areas of enquiry. Takes a pan-European approach, highlighting similarities and differences across nations and regions.



The German Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory

The German Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory Author Tim Grady
ISBN-10 9781781388839
Release 2011-09-13
Pages 260
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The First World War saw almost 100,000 German Jews wear the uniform of the Imperial army; some 12,000 of these soldiers lost their lives in battle. Over the last century, public memory of their sacrifice has been very gradually subsumed into the much greater catastrophe of the Holocaust. This book focuses on the multifaceted ways in which these Jewish soldiers have variously been remembered and forgotten from 1914 through until the late 1970s. During and immediately after the conflict, Germany's Jewish population were active participants in a memory culture that honoured the war dead as national heroes. With the decline of the Weimar Republic and the National Socialists' rise to power, however, the public commemoration of the Jewish soldiers gradually faded, as Germany's Jewish communities were systematically destroyed by the Nazi regime. It was only in the late 1950s that both Jews and other Germans began to rediscover and to re-remember this largely neglected group. By examining Germany's complex and continually evolving memory culture, this book opens up a new approach to the study of both German and German-Jewish history. In doing so, it draws out a narrative of entangled and overlapping relations between Jews and non-Jews during the short twentieth century. The Jewish / non-Jewish relationship, the book argues, did not end on the battlefields of the First World War, but ran much deeper to extend through into the era of the Cold War.



The Holocaust in Italian Culture 1944 2010

The Holocaust in Italian Culture  1944   2010 Author Robert Gordon
ISBN-10 9780804782630
Release 2012-07-11
Pages 296
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The Holocaust in Italian Culture, 1944–2010 is the first major study of how postwar Italy confronted, or failed to confront, the Holocaust. Fascist Italy was the model for Nazi Germany, and Mussolini was Hitler's prime ally in the Second World War. But Italy also became a theater of war and a victim of Nazi persecution after 1943, as resistance, collaboration, and civil war raged. Many thousands of Italians—Jews and others—were deported to concentration camps throughout Europe. After the war, Italian culture produced a vast array of stories, images, and debate through which it came to terms with the Holocaust's difficult legacy. Gordon probes a rich range of cultural material as he paints a picture of this shared encounter with the darkest moment of twentieth-century history. His book explores aspects of Italian national identity and memory, offering a new model for analyzing the interactions between national and international images of the Holocaust.



Bombing Civilians

Bombing Civilians Author Yuki Tanaka
ISBN-10 9781595586315
Release 2010-08-03
Pages 304
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Bombing Civilians examines a crucial question: why did military planning in the early twentieth century shift its focus from bombing military targets to bombing civilians? From the British bombing of Iraq in the early 1920s to the most recent policies in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon, Bombing Civilians analyzes in detail the history of indiscriminate bombing, examining the fundamental questions of how this theory justifying mass killing originated and why it was employed as a compelling military strategy for decades, both before and since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.



Spirit of the Place

Spirit of the Place Author Péter György
ISBN-10 9639776335
Release 2008
Pages 277
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A fascinating journey into the often unsettling and shadowy worlds of public memory and memorializing in Europe and the United States of America. Inspired and insightful readings of museums, monuments, libraries and other memory-spaces that help to rethink many contemporary orthodoxies about recollective practices, cultural heritage and the very relationship between past, present and future. Expresses the complex relationship between history, media, arts, politics and culture. Gyorgy gives first hand account, analysis and criticism about places of memory, with photos accompanying the text. The presented museums range wide in space and genre: Holocaust sites, museums dedicated to Sigmund Freud all over Europe, as well as leading collections of contemporary art. Published by the Center for Media and Communications Studies of the Central European University, distributed by CEU Press.



History Today

History Today Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015074902704
Release 2001
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History Today has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from History Today also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full History Today book for free.



Visualizing the city

Visualizing the city Author Alan R. Marcus
ISBN-10 0415419719
Release 2007
Pages 247
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This anthology presents a range of interdisciplinary explorations into the urban environment, through film, photography, digital imagery, maps and signage. Contributors examine our fascination with the city through the history of art and architecture, urban studies, environmental studies, cultural geography and screen studies. Bringing together a wide spectrum of urban contexts, Visualizing the City 's diverse essays explore visual representations of urbanism and modernity reflected through the prism of global cultures using an engaging variety of methods and texts.



Hitler s First Victims

Hitler s First Victims Author Timothy W. Ryback
ISBN-10 9781784700164
Release 2016-02-04
Pages 288
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At 9am on 13 April 1933 deputy prosecutor Josef Hartinger received a telephone call summoning him to the newly established concentration camp of Dachau, where four prisoners had been shot. The SS guards claimed the men had been trying to escape. But what Hartinger found convinced him that something was terribly wrong. Hitler had been appointed Chancellor only ten weeks previously but the Nazi party was rapidly infiltrating every level of state power. In the weeks that followed, Hartinger was repeatedly called back to Dachau, where with every new corpse the gruesome reality of the camp became clearer. Hitlerâe(tm)s First Victims is both the story of Hartingerâe(tm)s race to expose the Nazi regimeâe(tm)s murderous nature before it was too late and the story of a man willing to sacrifice everything in his pursuit of justice, just as the doors to justice were closing.



The Skeptical Inquirer

The Skeptical Inquirer Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079660364
Release 2003
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The Skeptical Inquirer has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Skeptical Inquirer also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Skeptical Inquirer book for free.