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Re-presenting Zionism as the Apex of Global Conspiracy

Michael Berkowitz

in The Crime of My Very Existence: Nazism and the Myth of Jewish Criminality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251120
eISBN:
9780520940680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251120.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on a specific Nazi propaganda directive, of June 1944, in which the anti-Semitic conspiracy fantasy of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” of a general Jewish attempt at world ... More


Thomas Mann's War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters

Tobias Boes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501744990
eISBN:
9781501745003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501744990.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book traces how the acclaimed and bestselling author Thomas Mann became one of America's most prominent anti-fascists and the spokesperson for a German cultural ideal that Nazism had perverted. ... 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


Individualist in a Totalitarian State

Frank Noack

in Veit Harlan: The Life and Work of a Nazi Filmmaker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167008
eISBN:
9780813167794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167008.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This preface deals with the contradictory impression that Veit Harlan left on people who knew him personally and people who have merely watched his films. As the director of the Nazi propaganda film ... More


Arminius in National Socialism

Martin M. Winkler

in Arminius the Liberator: Myth and Ideology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190252915
eISBN:
9780190252939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190252915.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Arminius’ importance in this period has long been controversial. This chapter offers a new evaluation of multiple evidence and argues that the Liberator myth was more prominent than often assumed. It ... More


Introduction “Reduced to doing a lap with Führer”: Beckett’s Political Aesthetic

James McNaughton

in Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198822547
eISBN:
9780191865879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822547.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Introduction justifies and demonstrates strategies for understanding Beckett’s political aesthetic. It shows how Beckett performs contradictions within debates about the political value of ... More


National Socialism: Romans and Germans in Ewiger Wald

Martin M. Winkler

in Arminius the Liberator: Myth and Ideology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190252915
eISBN:
9780190252939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190252915.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Immediately upon coming to power, the Nazis brought the German film industry under their direct command. The 1936 feature film Ewiger Wald (“Eternal Forest”) shows the Nazis’ view of the cycle of ... More


The Wehrmacht and the Volksgemeinschaft

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/9780813167381.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

Volksgemeinschaft is an idealized concept referring to the Germanic ethnic or national community. The members of this community enjoyed the economic gains under Hitler, but most remembered the past ... More


The Many Deaths of Jew Süss: The Notorious Trial and Execution of an Eighteenth-Century Court Jew

Yair Mintzker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172323
eISBN:
9781400887804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172323.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Joseph Süss Oppenheimer—“Jew Süss”—is one of the most iconic figures in the history of anti-Semitism. In 1733, Oppenheimer became the “court Jew” of Carl Alexander, the duke of the small German state ... More


From Cannibalism to Political Murder: Modern Permutations of the Blood Libel

Elissa Bemporad

in Legacy of Blood: Jews, Pogroms, and Ritual Murder in the Lands of the Soviets

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190466459
eISBN:
9780190466480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190466459.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 6 reveals the permutations of the blood libel and the emergence of a new notion of Jewish murder. Nazi propaganda exploited the blood libel theme in conjunction with the Judeo-Bolshevik myth. ... More


Lost Victories, or the Limits of Operational Thinking

Gerhard P. Gross

David T. Zabecki (ed.)

in The Myth and Reality of German Warfare: Operational Thinking from Moltke the Elder to Heusinger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813168371
eISBN:
9780813168401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168371.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

Chapter 7 challenges the myth popularized by Nazi propaganda that the German military developed a comprehensive plan to achieve supremacy through successive Blitzkrieg strikes. The early victories ... More


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