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Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Helena Waddy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In August 1934 Adolf Hitler attended the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, falsely branding the villagers as Nazi ideologues. In fact, the drama reflected traditional interpretations of the ... More


Martin Luther, German Hero

Barry Stephenson

in Performing the Reformation: Religious Festivals in Contemporary Wittenberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732753
eISBN:
9780199777310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732753.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Luther festivity past and present through the perspective of civil religion. The process by which Luther was fashioned into a national hero in the nineteenth-century, through ... More


Voters

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter Two introduces Oberammergau’s increasingly complex political culture by describing the Corpus Christi procession in which youths carry banners, costumed girls display a Marian statue, and ... More


Nazis

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter Three looks around Munich at the spot where Hitler celebrated war in 1914, at the defile where his 1923 Putsch ended in bloodshed, and at the ruined temples built to honor the Putsch’s ... More


Joiners

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter Four discusses identifying the core Nazi membership and building biographies of the leading figures. The narrative continues with partial coordination of Oberammergau’s community council. As ... More


Players

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter Five focuses on a special 1934 anniversary Passion Play season, the success of which required a truce between Nazi and Catholic villagers soon threatened by an escalating feud between the ... More


Leaders

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter Six introduces Oberammergau’s venerable Music Club, whose members, dressed in colorful uniforms, played a crucial role in both Catholic processions and the entertainment of tourists, as well ... More


Warriors

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter Seven begins with Hitler’s invasion of Poland in 1939. The First Mountain Division’s Signal Corps occupied new barracks in Oberammergau and recruited locals who served in France, on the ... More


Allies

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A local resistance group named after a rare Alpine bird opens Chapter Eight. Oberammergau’s forestry chief led this effort at peaceful surrender to the occupying Americans who brought a harsh postwar ... More


Conclusion

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Conclusion explores the author’s acquired understanding of how the Nazis’ dictatorial intrusions were refracted through the special lens of Oberammergau’s Passion Play culture; both Nazis and ... More


Ordering Chaos: Nazi Millennialism and the Quest for Meaning

David Redles

in The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379655
eISBN:
9780199777334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Following an inexplicably lost war and witnessing a Germany in a state of perpetual collapse, some Germans were left confused and feeling hopeless. The chaos of modernity was interpreted as a sign of ... More


Introduction

Solomon Schimmel

in Wounds Not Healed By Time: The Power of Repentance and Forgiveness

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128413
eISBN:
9780199834648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128419.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Examines the range of responses to the September 11, 2001 (9/11) act of terrorism on the World Trade Center, such as calls for revenge, justice, self‐criticism, repentance, and forgiveness. This is ... More


Cyberversity or University?

George Pattison

in Thinking about God in an Age of Technology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199279777
eISBN:
9780191603464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279772.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Heidegger’s account of the impact of technologization on university life is borne out by recent developments. The background to Heidegger’s views in German debates about the nature of the university ... More


Retirement

Owen Chadwick

in Hensley Henson: A Study in the Friction between Church and State

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264453
eISBN:
9780191682711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264453.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the retirement of Hensley Henson as Bishop of Durham. It explains that Henson gave away most of his prized possessions when he left Durham. It discusses Prime Minister Winston ... More


The Miners

Owen Chadwick

in Hensley Henson: A Study in the Friction between Church and State

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264453
eISBN:
9780191682711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264453.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the career of Hensley Henson as Bishop of Durham during Great Depression in Great Britain and his relations with the miners. It suggests that though Henson was aware of the ... More


Democracy and Catholicism in Twentieth-Century Lithuania

Arūnas Streikus

in Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267309
eISBN:
9780823272334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267309.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Lithuania’s first democratic government was established in 1918 and sustained by active participation of Catholic political parties (e.g., Lithuanian Christian Democrat’s Party), clergy (e.g., Bishop ... More


Traumatized Society, Democracy, and Religious Faith: The Lithuanian Experience

Danutė Gailienė

in Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267309
eISBN:
9780823272334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267309.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Twenty years after regaining independence, Lithuanians are still experiencing the traumatic effects of successive occupations by the Soviet Union in 1940, Nazi Germany between 1941 and 1944, and the ... More


Forgiveness: To Jacques Derrida

Aloni Udi

in What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157599
eISBN:
9780231527378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this tribute to Jacques Derrida, the author talks about forgiveness in relation to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. In particular, he asks what right he has to call on Yasser Arafat to ... More


Epilogue

Daniel Kupfert Heller

in Jabotinsky's Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174754
eISBN:
9781400888627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174754.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This epilogue focuses on the Betar youth movement during the Holocaust. The flight of Betar's leaders from Warsaw was far from exceptional. With rumors circulating that German troops were executing ... More


Propaganda and the Jesuit Baroque

Evonne Levy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233577
eISBN:
9780520928633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233577.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This revisionist work brings fresh theoretical perspectives to the study of the “propagandistic” art and architecture of the Jesuit order as exemplified by its late Baroque Roman church interiors. ... More


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