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Herf, Jeffrey 1947-

Overview
Works: 57 works in 220 publications in 7 languages and 7,625 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: D810.P7, 940.53180943
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey Herf
Divided memory : the Nazi past in the two Germanys by Jeffrey Herf( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why, Jeffrey Herf asks, would German politicians raise the specter of crimes at all, in view of the considerable depth and breadth of support the Nazis held during their reign? Why did the public memory of Nazi anti-Jewish persecution and the Holocaust emerge, if selectively, in West Germany, yet was repressed and marginalized in "anti-fascist" East Germany? And how do the politics of left and right come into play in this divided memory? The answers reveal the surprising relationship between how the crimes of Nazism were publicly recalled and how East and West Germany separately evolved a Communist dictatorship and a liberal democracy. This book, for the first time, points to the impact of the Cold War confrontation in both West and East Germany on the public memory of anti-Jewish persecution and the Holocaust
Reactionary modernism : technology, culture, and politics in Weimar and the Third Reich by Jeffrey Herf( Book )

45 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a unique application of critical theory to the study of the role of ideology in politics, Jeffrey Herf explores the paradox inherent in the German fascists' rejection of the rationalism of the Enlightenment while fully embracing modern technology. He documents evidence of a cultural tradition he calls 'reactionary modernism' found in the writings of German engineers and of the major intellectuals of the. Weimar right: Ernst Juenger, Oswald Spengler, Werner Sombart, Hans Freyer, Carl Schmitt, and Martin Heidegger. The book shows how German nationalism and later National Socialism created what Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda minister, called the 'steel-like romanticism of the twentieth century'. By associating technology with the Germans, rather than the Jews, with beautiful form rather than the formlessness of the market, and with a strong state rather than a predominance of economic values and institutions, these right-wing intellectuals reconciled Germany's strength with its romantic soul and national identity
The Jewish enemy : Nazi propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust by Jeffrey Herf( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sheer magnitude of the Holocaust has commanded our attention for the past sixty years. The extent of atrocities, however, has overshadowed the calculus Nazis used to justify their deeds. According to German wartime media, it was German citizens who were targeted for extinction by a vast international conspiracy. Leading the assault was an insidious, belligerent Jewish clique, so crafty and powerful that it managed to manipulate the actions of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. Hitler portrayed the Holocaust as a defensive act, a necessary move to destroy the Jews before they destroyed Germany. Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda, and Otto Dietrich's Press Office translated this fanatical vision into a coherent cautionary narrative, which the Nazi propaganda machine disseminated into the recesses of everyday life. Calling on impressive archival research, Jeffrey Herf recreates the wall posters that Germans saw while waiting for the streetcar, the radio speeches they heard at home or on the street, the headlines that blared from newsstands. The Jewish Enemy is the first extensive study of how anti-Semitism pervaded and shaped Nazi propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust, and how it pulled together the diverse elements of a delusionary Nazi worldview. Here we find an original and haunting exposition of the ways in which Hitler legitimized war and genocide to his own people, as necessary to destroy an allegedly omnipotent Jewish foe. In an era when both anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories continue to influence world politics, Herf offers a timely reminder of their dangers along with a fresh interpretation of the paranoia underlying the ideology of the Third Reich
Nazi propaganda for the Arab world by Jeffrey Herf( Book )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jeffrey Herf offers the most extensive examination to date of Nazi propaganda activities targeting Arabs and Muslims in the Middle East during World. War II and the Holocaust. He draws extensively on previously unused and little-known archival resources, including the shocking transcriptions of the "Axis Broadcasts in Arabic" radio programs, which convey a strongly anti-Semitic message." "Herf explores the intellectual, political, and cultural context in which German and European radical anti-Semitism was found to resonate with similar views rooted in a selective appropriation of the traditions of Islam. Pro-Nazi Arab exiles in wartime Berlin, including Haj el-Husseini and Rashid el-Kilani, collaborated with the Nazis in constructing their Middle East propaganda campaign. By integrating the political and military history of the war in the Middle East with the intellectual and cultural dimensions of the propagandistic diffusion of Nazi ideology, Herf offers the most thorough examination to date of this important chapter in the history of World War II. Importantly, he also shows how the anti-Semitism promoted by the Nazi propaganda effort contributed to the anti-Semitism exhibited by adherents of radical forms of Islam in the Middle East today."--Jacket
War by other means : Soviet power, West German resistance, and the battle of the Euromissiles by Jeffrey Herf( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East German communists and the Jewish question : the case of Paul Merker by Jeffrey Herf( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-semitism and anti-zionism in historical perspective : convergency and divergence by Jeffrey Herf( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the reflections of historians from Israel, Europe, Canada, and the United States concerning the similarities and differences between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism primarily in Europe and the Middle East. Spanning the past century, the essays explore the continuum of critique from early challenges to Zionism and they offer criteria to ascertain when criticism with particular policies has and has not coalesced into an "ism" of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. Including studies of England, France, Germany, Poland, the United States, Iran, and Israel, the volume also examines the elements of continuity and break in European traditions of anti-Semitism and anti-Sionism when they diffused to the Arab and Islamic. This book was previoiusly published as a special issue of The Journal of Israeli History
Zweierlei Erinnerung : die NS-Vergangenheit im geteilten Deutschland by Jeffrey Herf( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'ennemi juif : la propagande nazie, 1939-1945 by Jeffrey Herf( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undeclared wars with Israel : East Germany and the West German far left, 1967-1989 by Jeffrey Herf( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undeclared Wars with Israel' examines a spectrum of antagonism by the East German government and West German radical leftist organizations - ranging from hostile propaganda and diplomacy to military support for Israel's Arab armed adversaries - from 1967 to the end of the Cold War in 1989. This period encompasses the Six-Day War (1967), the Yom Kippur War (1973), Israel's invasion of Lebanon in 1982, and an ongoing campaign of terrorism waged by the Palestine Liberation Organization against Israeli civilians. This book provides new insights into the West German radicals who collaborated in 'actions' with Palestinian terrorist groups, and confirms that East Germany, along with others in the Soviet Bloc, had a much greater impact on the conflict in the Middle East than has been generally known. A historian who has written extensively on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, Jeffrey Herf now offers a new chapter in this long, sad history
"The Jewish enemy" rethinking anti-semitism in the era of nazism and recent times by Jeffrey Herf( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O modernismo reacionário : tecnologia, cultura e politica em Weimar e no Terceiro Reich by Jeffrey Herf( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in Portuguese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terror : der neue Totalitarismus( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zweierlei Errinerung by Jeffrey Herf( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reactionary modernism : reconciliations of technics and unreason in Weimar Germany and the Third Reich by Jeffrey Herf( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and structure : an essay on Hegelian-Marxist and structuralist theories of history by Alfred Schmidt( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi dang dai xi fang ma ke si zhu yi chan shu wei wu shi guan ren shi lun he li shi bian zheng fa de dai biao zuo zhi yi
Hoshu kakumei to modanizumu by Jeffrey Herf( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le origini culturali e politiche del nazismo : un bilancio storiografico by Jeffrey Herf( )

1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Weimar moment : liberalism, political theology, and law by Leonard V Kaplan( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lessons that we learn from the brilliance of the scholarship from Weimar Germany and its continued relevance to the contemporary scene define the spirit of the essays in this volume. Academic analysis is the beginning of institutional response to avoid reoccurrence of past political nihilism and catastrophe. This volume presents a predicate for such effective defense
 
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Divided memory : the Nazi past in the two Germanys
Alternative Names
Herf, Džefri

Herf, Jeffery

Herf, Jeffrey C. 1947-

Herf, Jeffrey Charles 1947-

Jeffrey Herf Amerikaans mediahistoricus

Jeffrey Herf US-amerikanischer Medienhistoriker und Antisemitismusforscher

הרף, ג'פרי 1947-

ジェフリー・ハーフ

ハーフ, ジェフリー

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Reactionary modernism : technology, culture, and politics in Weimar and the Third ReichThe Jewish enemy : Nazi propaganda during World War II and the HolocaustNazi propaganda for the Arab worldAnti-semitism and anti-zionism in historical perspective : convergency and divergenceHistory and structure : an essay on Hegelian-Marxist and structuralist theories of history