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Hitler's Volksgemeinschaft and the dynamics of racial exclusion : violence against Jews in provincial Germany, 1919-1939

Author: Michael Wildt
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books ; [Jerusalem] : Yad Vashem, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the spring of 1933, German society was deeply divided - in the Reichstag elections on 5 March, only a small percentage voted for Hitler. Yet, once he seized power, his creation of a socially inclusive Volksgemeinschaft, promising equality, economic prosperity and the restoration of honor and pride after the humiliating ending of World War I persuaded many Germans to support him and to shut their eyes to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Local history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wildt
ISBN: 9780857453228 085745322X
OCLC Number: 731912592
Description: ix, 311 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Volksgemeinschaft as a political concept: The origins of the Volksgemeinschaft during the First World War ; "All authority emanates from the Volk" ; Weimar parties and the Volksgemeinschaft ; Volksgemeinschaft as exclusion --
Anti-Semitic violence in the Weimar Republic: Fall 1923 ; Violence in the provinces ; Caesura 1930 ; Assault on the constitutional state --
1933 : "They won't do anything to us--after all, we're Germans": April boycott ; Emden ; Dual state --
The boycott as a political arena: Tradition of boycotts ; Resentment ; Boycott actions in Hesse ; Political arena --
The crowd as an actor: Gelnhausen ; Intensification of violence ; East Prussia ; Collective violence --
"Racial defilement" : honor, gender, and Volk's justice: Persecution of "racial defilement" after the seizure of power ; Pillory processions 1935 ; Norden ; Media ; Honor and shame ; The Nuremburg laws --
The Dilemma of the politics of violence: The "individual actions" continue ; "Illusion of the grace period" --
Pogrom: The pogram-prone mood in the early fall of 1938 ; November pogrom ; Pogroms in Europe ; Effects --
Conclusion : The production of the Volksgemeinschaft: Inclusion and exclusion ; Division ; Honor and shame ; Popular justice (Volksrecht) ; Self-empowerment.
Other Titles: Volksgemeinschaft als Selbstermächtigung.
Responsibility: Michael Wildt ; translated from the German by Bernard Heise.
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In the spring of 1933, German society was deeply divided - in the Reichstag elections on 5 March, only a small percentage voted for Hitler. Yet, once he seized power, his creation of a socially  Read more...

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"Wildt offers a deep impression of what it actually meant for Jews to live in a society defined as a Volksgemeinschaft at least by its leaders...[His] book offers readable and detailed insight into Read more...

 
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