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Strange Bird: The Albatross Press and the Third Reich

Michele K. Troy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300215687
eISBN:
9780300228076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215687.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book is about the Albatross Press, a Penguin precursor that entered into an uneasy relationship with the Nazi regime to keep Anglo-American literature alive under fascism. Albatross was, from ... More


Belonging and Genocide: Hitler's Community, 1918-1945

Thomas Kühne

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121865
eISBN:
9780300168570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121865.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

No one has ever posed a satisfactory explanation for the extreme inhumanity of the Holocaust. What enabled millions of Germans to perpetrate or condone the murder of the Jews? This book offers a ... More


Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany

Noah Benezra Strote

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300219050
eISBN:
9780300228045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219050.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Not long after the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust, Germans rebuilt their shattered country and emerged as one of the leading nations of the Western liberal world. This book analyzes this ... More


Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

Eric Kurlander

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300189452
eISBN:
9780300190373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189452.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book is the definitive history of the supernatural in Nazi Germany, exploring the occult ideas, esoteric sciences, and pagan religions touted by the Third Reich in the service of power. The Nazi ... More


From the Thule Society to the NSDAP: Fashioning the Nazi Supernatural Imaginary, 1912–24

Eric Kurlander

in Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300189452
eISBN:
9780300190373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189452.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the organizational and ideological connections between late-Wilhelmine occult organizations such as the German Order and Thule Society and the early National Socialist German ... More


Lucifer’s Court: Ario-Germanic Paganism, Indo-Aryan Spirituality, and the Nazi Search for Alternative Religions

Eric Kurlander

in Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300189452
eISBN:
9780300190373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189452.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the Nazis' interest in Germanic paganism, witchcraft, Luciferianism, and Eastern spirituality in their attempt to find a suitable Ario-Germanic alternative to Christianity. The ... More


Epilogue

Eric Kurlander

in Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300189452
eISBN:
9780300190373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189452.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This epilogue argues that the Nazi movement had closer ties to occult, border scientific, and pagan-mythological ideas and doctrines than any mass political party. To be sure, Hitler and the Nazi ... More


Two Competing Ideals for a Third Reich

Noah Benezra Strote

in Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300219050
eISBN:
9780300228045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219050.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the radical efforts of National Socialists and their supporters to create order out of the “chaos” of Weimar-era dissensus, as well as the difficulty they faced because of a ... More


Conclusion

Noah Benezra Strote

in Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300219050
eISBN:
9780300228045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219050.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter argues that Germans themselves imagined the framework for a more stable political structure before the arrival of American troops. The reconstruction of post-Nazi Germany ... More


The Nazi-Soviet Pact

Fridrikh I. Firsov, Harvey Klehr, and John Earl Haynes

in Secret Cables of the Comintern, 1933-1943

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300198225
eISBN:
9780300209600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198225.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Nazi–Soviet Pact was a nonaggression treaty between the USSR and Germany. By signing a nonaggression pact, the USSR was undermining the plans of the reactionary bourgeois circles and the leaders ... More


Communism and the Implosion of the Republic February–July 1936

StanLey G. Payne

in The Spanish Civil War, the Soviet Union, and Communism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100686
eISBN:
9780300130782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100686.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter studies the implosion of the Spanish Republic between the winter and summer of 1936. Some comparable cases can be found in Italy, Germany, and Hungary in the immediate aftermath of World ... More


The Soviet Decision to Intervene Militarily July–October 1936

StanLey G. Payne

in The Spanish Civil War, the Soviet Union, and Communism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100686
eISBN:
9780300130782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100686.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the greater concern Moscow felt at the beginning of the war, as compared to that felt in Berlin or Rome. Moscow had a good deal of political capital invested in Spain, not ... More


Introduction

Thomas Kühne

in Belonging and Genocide: Hitler's Community, 1918-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121865
eISBN:
9780300168570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121865.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter sets out the book's focus, namely the constitutive rather than the destructive side of mass murder, and discusses how the perpetration and support of the Holocaust provided ... More


Fabricating the Male Bond: The Racial Nation as a Training Camp

Thomas Kühne

in Belonging and Genocide: Hitler's Community, 1918-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121865
eISBN:
9780300168570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121865.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses how comradeship was instilled and installed in Germany from 1933 onwards, focusing on the paramilitary and military socialization of boys and men in camps, schools, ... More


Performing Genocidal Ethics: Togetherness in Himmler's Elite

Thomas Kühne

in Belonging and Genocide: Hitler's Community, 1918-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121865
eISBN:
9780300168570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121865.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shows the variety and intensity of community-building accomplished by progressive norm-breaking. It focuses on the core Holocaust perpetrators—Himmler's elite troops in the death squads ... More


Spreading Complicity: Pleasure and Qualms in the Cynical Army

Thomas Kühne

in Belonging and Genocide: Hitler's Community, 1918-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121865
eISBN:
9780300168570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121865.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Drawing on private letters and diaries of ordinary soldiers, this chapter shows how the strategy of community building through crime was expanded to the bulk of adult German men in the Wehrmacht. ... More


Watching Terror: Women in the Community of Crime

Thomas Kühne

in Belonging and Genocide: Hitler's Community, 1918-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121865
eISBN:
9780300168570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121865.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces the total psychological mobilization of all segments of the German populace, including the practices, emotions, and ideas that also made women complicit in the community of crime. ... More


Conclusion

Thomas Kühne

in Belonging and Genocide: Hitler's Community, 1918-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121865
eISBN:
9780300168570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121865.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter argues that Germans dealt with the shame and guilt of the Holocaust by escaping into a discourse of victimization which revolved around arguments such as: we could not do anything; we ... More


Reckoning

Sean McMeekin

in The Red Millionaire: A Political Biography of Willy Munzenberg, Moscow's Secret Propaganda Tsar in the West

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098471
eISBN:
9780300130096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098471.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the effects of the anti-Nazi crusade on Munzenberg's propaganda network. The political developments in Germany at the time breathed new life into the network, but at the same ... More


“Censored”

Józef Mackiewicz

in The Triumph of Provocation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300145694
eISBN:
9780300145700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300145694.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the censorship of the Polish émigré press and identifies the factors that inhibited Polish journalism. It suggests that the situation and events in Poland after ... More


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