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Kochmann, Klaus

Works: 27 works in 71 publications in 2 languages and 401 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Juvenile works  Personal narratives‡vGerman 
Roles: Translator, Cartographer, Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: DD247.H5, 943.086092
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Publications about Klaus Kochmann
Publications by Klaus Kochmann
Most widely held works by Klaus Kochmann
Hitler's willing executioners : ordinary Germans and the Holocaust by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in German and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Daniel Jonah Goldhagen has revisited a question that history has come to treat as settled, and his researchers have led him to the inescapable conclusion that none of the established answers holds true. That question is: "How could the Holocaust happen?" His own response is a new exploration of those who carried out the Holocaust and of German society and its ingrained anti-semitism - and it demands a fundamental revision of our thinking about the years 1933-1945. Drawing principally on materials either unexplored or neglected by previous scholars, Goldhagen marshals new, disquieting, primary evidence - including extensive testimony from the actual perpetrators themselves - to show that many beliefs about the killers are fallacies: They were not primarily SS men or Nazi Party members, but perfectly ordinary Germans from all walks of life, men (and women) who brutalized and murdered Jews both willingly and zealously. And they did so, moreover, not because they were coerced (for, as he shows irrefutably, so many were informed by their own commanders that they could refuse to kill without fear of retribution) ... not because they slavishly followed orders (a view seemingly supported by Stanley Milgram's famous Yale "obedience experiment") ... not because of any tremendous social, psychological, or peer pressure to conform to the behaviour of their comrades (for no such evidence exists) ... and not for any reasons associated with Hannah Arendt's disputed notion of the "banality of evil." They acted as they did because of a widespread, profound, unquestioned, and virulent antisemitism that led them to regard the Jews as a demonic enemy whose extermination was not only necessary but also just. Again and again, it is the killers' own words that give us a portrait, both shocking and immediate, of their world: the organization of their daily lives, how they did what they did, their reactions to it, even their recreations in the killings fields, which included everything from sports and entertainment to the hobby of taking snapshots of their deeds and victims - to be freely exchanged and collected among themselves - leaving a devastating record of self-indictment that the author reproduces here. All of Goldhagen's documentary evidence is set within a fresh analysis of the phenomenon of German antisemitism itself, which revises many conventional views. He shows that it was already deep-rooted and pervasive in German society before Hitler came to power, and that there was a widely shared view that the Jews ought to be eliminated in some way from German society. When Hitler, ultimately, chose mass extermination as the only "final solution," he was thus easily able to enlist vast numbers of Germans to carry it out
Hitler, 1936-45 : nemesis by Ian Kershaw( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in German and held by 142 libraries worldwide
"Drawing on many previously unutilized sources, Kershaw describes the Draconian measures taken by Hitler's henchmen -- Himmler, Goebbels, Goring, Bormann, and others -- to tighten the Nazi grip on the home front without significant resistance from the German people. In the Fuhrer's name, Gestapo and SS leaders orchestrate and carry out the persecutions that lead to the death camps of the Holocaust." "After the D-Day invasion and a steady stream of defeats on the Eastern Front, Hitler is virtually alone in insisting that victory is still possible. When Hitler asserts that his survival after an assassination attempt by German officers on July 20, 1944, "is a sign of Providence that I must continue my work," Kershaw depicts a beleaguered fanatic prepared to leave his country in ruins. Ten months later, while his shattered forces desperately attempt to stave off the Russian onslaught on Berlin, Hitler spends his final days, chillingly documented here, in a bunker under the city until he ends his life with a pistol shot to his head." "Throughout this masterful account, Kershaw never loses sight of the German people and their massive support for Hitler and the Nazi regime. "Decades would not fully erase," he observes, "the simple but compelling sentiment painted in huge letters" in Munich shortly after the surrender to the Allies: "I am ashamed to be a German." Book jacket."--Jacket
Due europäische Renaissance : Zentren und Peripherien by Peter Burke( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in German and held by 15 libraries worldwide
A history of warfare by John Keegan( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Examines the place of warfare in human culture and the human impulse toward violence
The red count : the life and times of Harry Kessler by Laird McLeod Easton( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in German and held by 10 libraries worldwide
"The life of Count Harry Kessler (1868-1937), the famous Anglo-German art patron, writer, and activist, offers a perspective on the tumultous transformation of art and politics that took place in modern Europe between 1890 and 1930. In the first half of his career Kessler was one of the most ardent and well known champions of aesthetic modernism in Imperial Germany, becoming a friend and patron to pioneering artists and writers of his day, most notably French sculptor Aristide Maillol, Belgian architect Henry van de Velde, English theater designer Gordon Craig, and Austrian poet and playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and - in his capacity as director of the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Weimar and vice-president of the German Artists League - serving as a spokesman and lightning rod for embattled modern art. In the aftermath of the First World War, in which he served as a soldier, propagandist, and secret agent, Kessler embarked on a public career as a committed internationalist and pacifist, a stance that led ultimately to his exile from Germany upon the Nazi seizure of power." "Making use of the recently discovered portions of Kessler's extensive diaries, among the most remarkable journals ever written, Laird Easton explains the reasons for this startling metamorphosis, showing for the first time the continuities between Kessler's prewar aestheticism and his postwar politics and highlighting his importance within the larger history of the rise of modern art and politics. This lively narrative, the first English-language biography of Harry Kessler, provides a portrait of the man who W.H. Arden called "a crown witness of our times.""--Jacket
The fall of the Roman Empire : a new history of Rome and the Barbarians by P. J Heather( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in German and English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Rome generated its own nemesis. Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors it called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling the Empire that had dominated their lives for so long." "In The Fall of the Roman Empire, he explores the extraordinary success story that was the Roman Empire and uses a new understanding of its continued strength and enduring limitations to show how Europe's barbarians, transformed by centuries of contact with Rome on every possible level, eventually pulled it apart." "Peter Heather convincingly argues that the Roman Empire was not on the brink of social or moral collapse. What brought it to an end were the barbarians."--BOOK JACKET
The pity of war by Niall Ferguson( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in German and held by 8 libraries worldwide
100. Jahrestag des Ausbruchs des Ersten Weltkriegs Welche Faktoren haben 1914 den Zusammenbruch der europäischen Ordnung tatsächlich bewirkt? Wie wäre die Entwicklung verlaufen, wenn Großbritannien nicht in den Krieg eingetreten wäre? Niall Ferguson entwirft ein weitgefasstes Panorama des Krieges, verdeutlicht das komplexe Ursachengeflecht und rückt insbesondere die Kriegsschuldfrage in ein neues Licht. Auch die häufig vorgebrachte These von der Unvermeidbarkeit des Ersten Weltkrieges ist so nicht länger haltbar. Ferguson geht sowohl mit der deutschen als auch mit der britischen Politik jener Zeit scharf ins Gericht: Auf beiden Seiten haben politisches Unvermögen, unverantwortlicher Ehrgeiz, katastrophale Fehleinschätzungen und der skrupellose Bruch internationalen Rechts zur Urkatastrophe des 20. Jahrhunderts geführt, die Millionen Menschen das Leben kostete und in fataler Weise auf die weitere Geschichte Europas gewirkt hat
Stalingrad by Antony Beevor( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 7 libraries worldwide
On August 23, 1942, Hitler's 16th Panzer Division halted on the banks of the Volga. To their right, the city of Stalingrad blazed from the first of General von Richthofen's air raids, which ultimately killed 40,000 civilians. Many German soldiers thought the war against Russia was won. But in Stalin's namesake city on the Volga, Hitler had chosen the wrong target. The battle of Stalingrad would be the most pitiless, and perhaps the most important, battle in history. When the fighting was over, the world would begin to believe for the first time that Hitler could be defeated
German resistance against Hitler : the search for allies abroad, 1938-1945 by Klemens Von Klemperer( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 7 libraries worldwide
All of these turned out to be attuned to the ultimate concerns of the German Resistance: overcoming the nation-state, the movement towards a more united Europe, and human rights. The foreign policy of the German Resistance thus helped prepare the agenda for international relations in the post-war world
Eine Porzellanscherbe im Graben : eine deutsche Flüchtlingskindheit by Martha Whalen Kent( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Brücken in die Zukunft : ein Manifest für den Dialog der Kulturen : eine Initiative von Kofi Annan by Kofi A Annan( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"Auf Initiative des UN-Generalsekretärs und Friedensnobelpreisträgers Kofi Annan wurden zwanzig bedeutende Persönlichkeiten beauftragt, ein zukünftiges Modell des Miteinanders der Kulturen und Religionen zu entwerfen. Gemeinsam haben sie ein einmaliges Dokument verfasst, das Aufruf und Vorbild zugleich ist, den Dialog der Kulturen entschlossen aufzunehmen."--Verlag
Versöhnung braucht Wahrheit : der Bericht der südafrikanischen Wahrheitskommission ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Pius XII : Der Papst, der geschwiegen hat by John Cornwell( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Der Hitler-Mythos : Führerkult und Volksmeinung by Ian Kershaw( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Politische Ökonomie der Übergangsperiode by Ernest Mandel( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Vom Historikerstreit zum Historikerschweigen : die Wiedergeburt des Nationalstaates by Harold James( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Killing rage by Eamon Collins( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
"This is the most important, and disturbing, book ever published about the IRA. It is the first, unsparingly detailed account of the reality of political violence in a small country divided by rival ideas of nationhood. No book has ever documented so compulsively the dreadful cost of an unwinnable guerrilla war." "More than three thousand people have died in Northern Ireland since 1969. Most were killed by their neighbours: by people from the same rural area of small farms and quiet roads, or by people crossing the sectarian frontier that divides one street from another to deliver a burst from a gun." "What very few outsiders can imagine is how young men (and some women) get into a state in which the murder of a neighbour becomes thinkable, and how they then go about it, so that killing becomes normal, becomes the most important thing they do." "Killing Rage is a terrible, unusual book because it reveals the squalor, vanity and anger, the sheer smalltown intimacy of political killing in Northern Ireland."
Blutsgrenzen : die historischen Wurzeln und die psychologischen Mechanismen ethnischer Konflikte und ihe Bedeutung bei Friedensverhandlungen by Vamik D Volkan( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
The cash nexus : money and power in the modern world, 1700-2000 by Niall Ferguson( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
"The cash nexus is the crucial point where money and power meet. But does money make the political world go round? Does the success of democracy depend on economic growth? Does victory always go to the richest of the great powers? Or are financial markets the true 'masters' of the modern world?" "With the analytical boldness and the grasp of dazzling detail for which he is now famous, Ferguson offers a fascinating account of the evolution of today's economic and political landscape, from 'sleaze' to the single currency. Far from being driven by iron economic laws, he argues, modern history is the product of unpredictable political conflicts; and it is their impact on volatile financial markets that can make or break an empire."--Jacket
Hitler 1936-1945 Band 2 by Ian Kershaw( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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