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The Mental Aftermath: The Mentality of German Physicists 1945-1949

Klaus Hentschel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205660
eISBN:
9780191709388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205660.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book identifies and discusses the puzzlingly uniform behaviour and mentality of German physicists in the immediate aftermath of World War II. During the first half-decade of the Allied ... 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


Democratizing Japan and Germany

Tony Smith

in America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154923
eISBN:
9781400842025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154923.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the American democratization policy for postwar Japan and Germany as part of its liberal democratic internationalism. World War II stands as one of the great watersheds in ... More


The Abrogation of Nazi Laws in the Early Period of Mg: (No Date, Presumably End of March 1944)

Otto Kircheimer

in Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134130
eISBN:
9781400846467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134130.003.0016
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines Nazi laws that must be abrogated in the early period of military government (MG). The report considers four major groups of laws that are in need of immediate abrogation: laws, ... More


German Cartels and Cartel-Like Organizations: (N.D.)

Franz Neumann

in Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134130
eISBN:
9781400846467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134130.003.0018
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on cartels and cartel-like organizations in Nazi Germany. The report explains German industrial organization is dominated by large vertical combines. Cartels and other ... More


Hans Pfitzner Magister Teutonicus Miser

Michael H. Kater

in Composers of the Nazi Era: Eight Portraits

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099249
eISBN:
9780199870004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099249.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by mentioning how other artists see Hans Pfitzner as a composer. It also tells of Pfitzner's professional and personal life. It discusses some of his great works and ideas. It ... More


Richard Strauss Jupiter Compromised

Michael H. Kater

in Composers of the Nazi Era: Eight Portraits

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099249
eISBN:
9780199870004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099249.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by discussing Richard Strauss's influence on the seven writers discussed in this book. It then examines Strauss's activities in the musicopolitical realm. It investigates his ... More


Conclusion Composers in the Postwar Era Until the 1960s

Michael H. Kater

in Composers of the Nazi Era: Eight Portraits

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099249
eISBN:
9780199870004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099249.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by discussing the reasons for studying the interrelationship between sociopolitical forces on one side and music and musicians on the other. It then enumerates several important ... More


After Hitler: Recivilizing Germans, 1945-1995

Konrad H. Jarausch

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195127799
eISBN:
9780199869503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127799.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book deals with the transformation of Germany after the Second World War and the Holocaust into a Western, democratic, and therefore civilized country. It proceeds in three stages, beginning ... More


Questioning the Nation

Konrad H. Jarausch

in After Hitler: Recivilizing Germans, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195127799
eISBN:
9780199869503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127799.003.02
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter addresses the process of denationalization, which went further than the much-discussed denazification effort, and eventually produced a country that considered itself post-national.


Tensions With The Allies

KLAUS HENTSCHEL

in The Mental Aftermath: The Mentality of German Physicists 1945-1949

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205660
eISBN:
9780191709388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205660.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter discusses the mental landscape of physicists inside postwar Germany: superficial admiration and opportunistic friendliness among the defeated; covert reserve and distrust concerning ... More


Scapegoating The Aryan Physics Movement

KLAUS HENTSCHEL

in The Mental Aftermath: The Mentality of German Physicists 1945-1949

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205660
eISBN:
9780191709388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205660.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Opposition to the retrograde ‘Aryan physics’ movement (Deutsche Physik) became a convenient tool (scapegoat) for German physicists to whiten their political records during the denazification ... More


Forgetting

KLAUS HENTSCHEL

in The Mental Aftermath: The Mentality of German Physicists 1945-1949

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205660
eISBN:
9780191709388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205660.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter on forgetting distinguishes amnesia and unconscious repression of the past from intentional suppression and concealment of facts. The moral dilemma of ‘repression acrobats’ (Kempner) in ... More


“Propaganda-Free Day-To-Day” And Political Apathy

KLAUS HENTSCHEL

in The Mental Aftermath: The Mentality of German Physicists 1945-1949

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205660
eISBN:
9780191709388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205660.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Post-war Germans were sick and tired of ideology after the constant flood of Nazi propaganda. The curiously flowery rhetoric of the Third Reich (LTI) was replaced by a ‘neue Sachlichkeit’, as ... More


The Perils of Peace: The Public Health Crisis in Occupied Germany

Jessica Reinisch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199660797
eISBN:
9780191748295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660797.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

When the war was over in 1945, Germany was a country with no government, little functioning infrastructure, millions of refugees and homeless people, and huge foreign armies living largely off the ... More


Introduction

Jessica Reinisch

in The Perils of Peace: The Public Health Crisis in Occupied Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199660797
eISBN:
9780191748295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660797.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter tells the story of the public health problem in post-war Germany and places it in its historical and historiographical context.


‘Can we distinguish the sheep from the wolves?’:1 Émigrés, Allies, and the Reconstruction of Germany

Jessica Reinisch

in The Perils of Peace: The Public Health Crisis in Occupied Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199660797
eISBN:
9780191748295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660797.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter looks at members of the German medical professions in war-time exile, and contrasts British, American, French and Soviet responses to their requests to assist in the rebuilding of ... More


‘Now, back to our Virchow’:1 German Medical and Political Traditions in Post-war Berlin

Jessica Reinisch

in The Perils of Peace: The Public Health Crisis in Occupied Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199660797
eISBN:
9780191748295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660797.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter brings to light German debates about public health in two very different health institutions based in Berlin. It contrasts the ways in which different sets of German health officers ... More


Public Health Work in the American Occupation Zone

in The Perils of Peace: The Public Health Crisis in Occupied Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199660797
eISBN:
9780191748295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660797.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows that the United States’ more explicit occupation programme in Germany, together with its material wealth, enabled a series of compromises which the British occupiers found much ... More


The Forgotten Zone: Public Health Work in the French Occupation Zone

Jessica Reinisch

in The Perils of Peace: The Public Health Crisis in Occupied Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199660797
eISBN:
9780191748295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660797.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows that France's occupation project differed in important respects from that of Britain and the United States, which had important consequences for public health work.


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