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The Failure of the Trial Medium: Charting the Breadth of Nazi Criminality

Donald Bloxham

in Genocide on Trial: War Crimes Trials and the Formation of Holocaust History and Memory

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208723
eISBN:
9780191717017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208723.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shows why the trials did not alter pre-existing conceptions of German criminality. It argues that trials were conceptually flawed as didactic tools, and that their shortcomings were ... More


“All We Ask Is Justice”: The Germans Respond

Christian B. Keller

in Chancellorsville and the Germans: Nativism, Ethnicity, and Civil War Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226504
eISBN:
9780823234899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226504.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

As May gave way to June 1863, German American soldiers and civilians began to stop explaining and started questioning, even attacking, Anglo American motives behind the ... More


Between Victory and Death

Brian K. Feltman

in The Stigma of Surrender: German Prisoners, British Captors, and Manhood in the Great War and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619934
eISBN:
9781469623160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619934.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the dishonor of captivity against the backdrop of “normative” notions of manhood. More than 997,000 German soldiers fell into enemy hands from 1914 to 1918, and roughly ... More


Kurt: Soldier for the Nazis

Kristen Renwick Monroe

in Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide: Identity and Moral Choice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151373
eISBN:
9781400840366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151373.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter turns to “Kurt,” a German soldier whose interview contains fascinating insights on how identity constrains choice. Kurt matched Tony in many background characteristics. Both Tony and ... More


: Retreating and Cowardly Poltroons: The Anglo American Reaction

Christian B. Keller

in Chancellorsville and the Germans: Nativism, Ethnicity, and Civil War Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226504
eISBN:
9780823234899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226504.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Just as the German soldiers in the Eleventh Corps began to recover from the shock of their losses and attempted to reorganize their shattered regiments in the days after the ... 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


The Bundeswehr: a force for good?

Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen

in Germany, Pacifism and Peace Enforcement

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072680
eISBN:
9781781701386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072680.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter analyses how German soldiers, despite increased risk to life and limb, remarkably quickly came to accept the new international tasks and how they were willing to work as part of a ... More


In British Hands: Anglo-German Encounters

Brian K. Feltman

in The Stigma of Surrender: German Prisoners, British Captors, and Manhood in the Great War and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619934
eISBN:
9781469623160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619934.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers the treatment of German soldiers held in captivity in British military camps. The battlefield encounter between British captors and German prisoners could be violent, and ... More


National Socialism as Redemption?: Former Prisoners in Interwar Germany

Brian K. Feltman

in The Stigma of Surrender: German Prisoners, British Captors, and Manhood in the Great War and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619934
eISBN:
9781469623160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619934.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the hardships faced by German soldiers held captive by the British during the Great War as they attempted to gain financial compensation and recognition as honorable veterans in ... More


Introduction

Brian K. Feltman

in The Stigma of Surrender: German Prisoners, British Captors, and Manhood in the Great War and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619934
eISBN:
9781469623160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619934.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book explores the emasculation of surrender and the efforts of German military prisoners held in the UK from 1914 to 1920 to overcome the stigma of captivity. It was not combat deaths that ... More


Prisoners of Peace: The Postwar Captivity Experience

Brian K. Feltman

in The Stigma of Surrender: German Prisoners, British Captors, and Manhood in the Great War and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619934
eISBN:
9781469623160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619934.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the postwar captivity experience of German soldiers and how delayed repatriation intensified their sense of emasculation by threatening their prospects for employment and ... More


Separation: The Psychological Struggles of Captivity

Brian K. Feltman

in The Stigma of Surrender: German Prisoners, British Captors, and Manhood in the Great War and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619934
eISBN:
9781469623160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619934.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the psychological struggles of life in captivity and argues that prisoner correspondence reflected an acute desire to reestablish ties with former units and friends beyond the ... More


Redemptive Manhood: Organizing a New Theater of War

Brian K. Feltman

in The Stigma of Surrender: German Prisoners, British Captors, and Manhood in the Great War and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619934
eISBN:
9781469623160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619934.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines German soldiers' organized activities in captivity, which included celebrations of the Kaiser's birthday, the establishment of camp schools, and the formation of competitive ... More


Healing the Nation's Nerves: Imperial Germany at War

Jason Crouthamel

in The Great War and German Memory: Society, Politics and Psychological Trauma, 1914-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898423
eISBN:
9781781385128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898423.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyses the experiences of German soldiers in the trenches and the origins of ‘war neurosis’. It explores attempts by doctors to diagnose, control and stigmatize men who suffered mental ... More


Back to the Gulf: limits and possibilities of the new consensus

Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen

in Germany, Pacifism and Peace Enforcement

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072680
eISBN:
9781781701386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072680.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The third phase of Germany's conversion process lasted from 1999 to the outbreak of war in Iraq in the spring of 2003 and the first major EU-led intervention of the same year, Operation Artemis in ... More


The Stigma of Surrender: German Prisoners, British Captors, and Manhood in the Great War and Beyond

Brian K. Feltman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619934
eISBN:
9781469623160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619934.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Approximately nine million soldiers fell into enemy hands from 1914 to 1918, but historians have only recently begun to recognize the prisoner of war's significance to the history of the Great War. ... More


Conclusion

Brian K. Feltman

in The Stigma of Surrender: German Prisoners, British Captors, and Manhood in the Great War and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619934
eISBN:
9781469623160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619934.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book has explored how the stigma of surrender and captivity affected the course of the Great War and the lives of the German soldiers who fell into British hands. By analyzing soldiers' ... More


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