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Title Confronting the Nazi past : new debates on modern German history / edited by Michael Burleigh
Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996


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Description 198 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series History today book
History today book.
Contents Introduction / Michael Burleigh -- Ch. I. 'The Real Mystery in Germany': The German Working Class during the Nazi Dictatorship / Ulrich Herbert -- Ch. II. Racial Discrimination at Work: Forced Labour in the Volkswagen Factory, 1939-45 / Klaus-Jorg Siegfried -- Ch. III. Nazism and High Society / Jeremy Noakes -- Ch. IV. Understanding Nazi Racism: Precursors and Perpetrators / Paul Weindling -- Ch. V. The German Volksgemeinschaft from the Persecution of the Jews to the 'Final Solution' / Avraham Barkai -- Ch. VI. Saving Money, Spending Lives: Psychiatry, Society and the 'Euthanasia' Programme / Michael Burleigh -- Ch. VII. Christine Lehmann and Mazurka Rose: Two 'Gypsies' in the Grip of German Bureaucracy, 1933-60 / Wolfgang Wippermann -- Ch. VIII. Savage War / Omer Bartov -- Ch. IX. The Planning Intelligentsia and the 'Final Solution' / Gotz Aly -- Ch. X. The Persecution of Homosexuals in Nazi Germany / Hans-Georg Stumke
Ch. XI. Women, Motherhood and the Family in the Third Reich / Jill Stephenson
Summary Michael Burleigh, author of The Racial State: 1933-1945 (Cambridge University Press, 1991) has assembled twelve historians from Germany, Britain, America and Israel to present the latest research on the urgent debate about the Nazi past from today's perspective. Confronting the Nazi Past looks at a range of subjects including Nazism and high society, forced labour in the Volkswagen factories, 'gypsies' and the Nazi state, the position of the German working classes under the Nazi dictatorship, the treatment of homosexuals in the Third Reich, the Intelligentsia and the 'Final Solution', the position of women and the propaganda for 'family values'. The collapse of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 has brought about a new Germany - but to inherit the rewritten future the account with the past has to be squared, the crimes of the Third Reich have to be settled into 'history'. With access to hitherto unavailable material, historians represented in this book are now able to 'confront the Nazi past' with new information and revised insights
Analysis Euthanasia Germany
Historiography Germany
Jews Persecutions Germany
National socialism
National socialism Psychological aspects
Romanies History Germany
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Euthanasia -- Germany.
Historiography -- Germany.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany.
National socialism -- Psychological aspects.
National socialism -- Germany.
National socialism.
Romanies -- Germany -- History.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945.
Author Burleigh, Michael, 1955-
LC no. 96025793
ISBN 0312163533