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Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich

Omer Bartov

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195079036
eISBN:
9780199854455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079036.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This study shows that the Wehrmacht was systematically involved in atrocities against the civilian population on the Eastern Front. Including quotes from letters, diaries, and military reports, this ... More


The Distortion of Reality

Omer Bartov

in Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195079036
eISBN:
9780199854455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079036.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter presents how the troops' perception of reality and understanding of their actions was distorted by the conditions and circumstances of their existence. The extent to which Nazi ideology ... More


The Aftermath: Reflections on the Culture and Ideology of National Socialism

Anson Rabinbach

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents some chilling reflections that highlight certain continuities between the Republic and the Third Reich. It demonstrates how fluid and flexible Nazi ideology was in practice—so ... More


Breaking Out of the Bourgeois Home: Domestic Melodrama

Laura Heins

in Nazi Film Melodrama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037740
eISBN:
9780252095023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037740.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the domestic melodrama and argues that it was used by the Nazis in a genre-contradictory manner to effect a departure from the nuclear family, in accordance with the ... More


World War II: German Expansion and Allied Response

Alex Weisiger

in Logics of War: Explanations for Limited and Unlimited Conflicts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451867
eISBN:
9780801468179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451867.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter turns to World War II in Europe. It first focuses on the sources of German expansion, which arose from the belief, grounded in Nazi ideology, that Germany faced irreversible decline ... More


Witnessing from a Distance, Remembering from Afar: How to See Amateur Images

Frances Guerin

in Through Amateur Eyes: Film and Photography in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670062
eISBN:
9781452947006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670062.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter demonstrates how films and photographs captured during World War II might function within the broader project of cultural memory and history today. Through a Nazi gaze, images become ... More


The Military in the Totalitarian Führer State

Rolf-Dieter Müller

in Hitler's Wehrmacht, 1935-1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167381
eISBN:
9780813168111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167381.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In this chapter, Müller presents Hitler’s Wehrmacht as a break in the continuity of 300 years of German history, underscoring that it began as an illegal institution formed in defiance of the Treaty ... More


The Second World War: Anti-Partisan Warfare, Genocide, and the Rebirth of the Auxiliary Fighter

Sibylle Scheipers

in Unlawful Combatants: A Genealogy of the Irregular Fighter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199646111
eISBN:
9780191756160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646111.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Anti-partisan warfare has frequently been analysed in the framework of Nazi Germany’s genocide of Europe’s Jewish population and other social groups. While Nazi Germany’s anti-irregular campaigns in ... More


Afterword: Ulrichs Street and Epistemic Politics

Ralph M. Leck

in Vita Sexualis: Karl Ulrichs and the Origins of Sexual Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040009
eISBN:
9780252098185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040009.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This concluding chapter discusses how underlying the choice of Ulrichs as a symbol of resistance to Prussian–Nazi politics resulted to growing popular recognition of sexual politics as a vital ... More


1934: Jews Must Live: “We Meet Our Destiny on the Road We Take to Avoid It”

Jay A. Gertzman

in Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044170
eISBN:
9780813046181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044170.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The most complex episode in Roth’s life was his infamous anti-Semitic tract, Jews Must Live. It was self-published in 1934, coincidentally at the time when it would be most help to the Nazi movement. ... More


Dodds and Educational Policy for a Defeated Germany

David Phillips

in Rediscovering E. R. Dodds: Scholarship, Education, Poetry, and the Paranormal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198777366
eISBN:
9780191823084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777366.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the work of E.R. Dodds during preparations for the post-war occupation of Germany. In 1940, Dodds joined Arnold Toynbee’s ‘Foreign Research and Press Service’, which had moved ... More


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