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Coping with the Nazi past : West German debates on Nazism and generational conflict, 1955-1975

Coping with the Nazi past : West German debates on Nazism and generational conflict, 1955-1975

Author: Philipp Gassert; Alan E Steinweis
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2006.
Series: Studies in German history, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
The contributors, drawn from both sides of the Atlantic, offer an in-depth analysis of how the collective memory of Nazism and the Holocaust influenced, and was influenced by, politics and culture in West Germany in the 1960s. The contributions address a wide variety of issues, including prosecution for war crimes, restitution, immigration policy, health policy, reform of the police, German relations with Israel and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philipp Gassert; Alan E Steinweis
ISBN: 1845450868 9781845450861
OCLC Number: 67945376
Notes: "This volume grew out of a German Historical Institute conference that took place at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in April 2001"--Preface.
Description: viii, 339 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Critical memory and civil society : the impact of the 1960s on German debates about the past / Konrad H. Jarausch --
The return of the images : photographs of Nazi crimes and the West German public in the "long 1960s" / Habbo Knoch --
Explanation, dissociation, apologia : the debate over the criminal prosecution of Nazi crimes in the 1960s / Marc von Miquel --
The "comprehensive investigative proceedings--France" : West German judicial inquiries into Nazi crimes / Bernhard Brunner --
West Germany and compensation for national socialist expropriation : the restitution of Jewish property, 1947-1964 / Jürgen Lillteicher --
The modernization of West German police : between the Nazi past and Weimar tradition / Klaus Weinhauer --
West German society and foreigners in the 1960s / Karen Schönwälder --
The West German public health system and the legacy of Nazism / Sigrid Stöckel --
Don't look back in anger : youth, pop culture, and the Nazi past / Detlef Siegfried --
The sexual revolution and legacies of the Nazi past / Dagmar Herzog --
The German new left and national socialism / Michael Schmidtke --
Public demonstrations of the 1960s : participatory democracy or leftist fascism? / Elizabeth L.B. Peifer --
New leftists and West Germany : fascism, violence, and the public sphere, 1967-1974 / Belinda Davis --
Conservative intellectuals and the debate over national socialism and the Holocaust in the 1960s / Joachim Scholtyseck --
Catholic student fraternities, the national socialist past, and the student movement / Michael Hochgeschwender --
Turning away from the past : West Germany and Israel, 1965-1967 / Carole Fink --
Germany's PR man : Julius Klein and the making of transatlantic memory / S. Jonathan Wiesen --
Auschwitz and the nuclear Sonderweg : nuclear weapons and the shadow of the Nazi past / Susanna Schraftstetter.
Series Title: Studies in German history, 2.
Responsibility: edited by Philipp Gassert and Alan E. Steinweis.
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Based on research in primary sources, this book contains essays which present our understanding of a crucial and tumultuous period. It offers an analysis of how the collective memory of Nazism and  Read more...


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"The authors have taken great pains to identify the neuralgic points of 1968. The book is carefully edited, and all of the essays are solidly researched and immensely readable. The collection Read more...

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