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Author Östling, Johan, 1978-

Title Sweden after Nazism : politics and culture in the wake of the Second World War / Johan Östling ; translated by Peter Graves
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2016
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Contents Prologue: A sword of Damocles over the age in which we live -- I. Nazism and the twentieth century -- II. The experience of Nazism -- III. Nazism as stigma -- IV. The ideas of 1945 -- V. German autumn -- VI. The lessons of Nazism -- Index of persons
Summary "As a nominally neutral power during the Second World War, Sweden in the early postwar era has received comparatively little attention from historians. Nonetheless, as this definitive study shows, the war--and particularly the specter of Nazism--changed Swedish society profoundly. Prior to 1939, many Swedes shared an unmistakable affinity for German culture, and even after the outbreak of hostilities there remained prominent apologists for the Third Reich. After the Allied victory, however, Swedish intellectuals reframed Nazism as a discredited, distinctively German phenomenon rooted in militarism and Romanticism. Accordingly, Swedes' self-conception underwent a dramatic reformulation. From this interplay of suppressed traditions and bright dreams for the future, postwar Sweden emerged"--Publisher's website
Notes Originally published as Nazismens sensmoral : Svenska erfarenheter i andra världskrigets efterdyning (Stockholm : Atlantis, 2008)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject World War (1939-1945)
National socialism -- Sweden -- History -- 20th century
Nazis -- Sweden -- History -- 20th century
Politics and culture -- Sweden -- History -- 20th century
Social change -- Sweden -- History -- 20th century
War and society -- Sweden -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Influence
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Sweden
HISTORY / General
HISTORY -- Europe -- Scandinavia.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
International relations.
National socialism.
Nazis.
Politics and culture.
Politics and government.
Social aspects.
Social change.
War and society.
Germany -- Relations -- Sweden
Sweden -- Politics and government -- 1905-1950
Sweden -- Relations -- Germany
Germany.
Sweden.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1785331434
9781785331435
Other Titles Nazismens sensmoral. English