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A Nazi past : recasting German identity in postwar Europe, edited by David A. Messenger and Katrin Paehler

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A Nazi past : recasting German identity in postwar Europe
Title
A Nazi past
Title remainder
recasting German identity in postwar Europe
Statement of responsibility
edited by David A. Messenger and Katrin Paehler
Title variation
Recasting German identity in postwar Europe
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Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the end of World War II, historians and psychologists have investigated the factors that motivated Germans to become Nazis before and during the war. While most studies have focused on the high-level figures who were tried at Nuremberg, much less is known about the hundreds of SS members, party functionaries, and intelligence agents who quietly navigated the transition to postwar life and successfully assimilated into a changed society after the war ended. In A Nazi Past, German and American scholars examine the lives and careers of men like Hans Globke{u2015}who not only escaped punishment for his prominent involvement in formulating the Third Reich's anti-Semitic legislation, but also forged a successful new political career. They also consider the story of Gestapo employee Gertrud Slottke, who exhibited high productivity and ambition in sending Dutch Jews to Auschwitz but eluded trial for fifteen years. Additionally, the contributors explore how a network of Nazi spies and diplomats who recast their identities in Franco's Spain, far from the denazification proceedings in Germany. Previous studies have emphasized how former Nazis hid or downplayed their wartime affiliations and actions as they struggled to invent a new life for themselves after 1945, but this fascinating work shows that many of these individuals actively used their pasts to recast themselves in a democratic, Cold War setting. Based on extensive archival research as well as recently declassified US intelligence, A Nazi Past contributes greatly to our understanding of the postwar politics of memory. --Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
943.086092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DD243
LC item number
.A44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Messenger, David A.
  • Paehler, Katrin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nazis
  • Denazification
  • Ex-Nazis
  • Denial (Psychology)
  • War criminals
  • National socialism
  • Group identity
  • Nazis
  • Denazification
  • Ex-Nazis
  • Denial (Psychology)
  • War criminals
  • National socialism
  • Group identity
Label
A Nazi past : recasting German identity in postwar Europe, edited by David A. Messenger and Katrin Paehler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction / David A. Messenger and Katrin Paehler -- Part 1. Recast Identities in War Crime Trials and Interrogations -- 1. Hans Globke at Nuremberg: Testimony as Rehabilitation, 1948-1949 / Daniel E. Rogers -- 2. Auditioning for Postwar: Walter Schellenberg, the Allies, and Attempts to Fashion a Usable Past / Katrin Paehler -- 3. "Bad Nazis and Other Germans": The Fate of SS-Einsatzgruppen Commander Martin Sandberger in Postwar Germany / Hilary Earl -- Part 2. Networks of Recasting -- 4. Petitions to Franco: Arguments and Identities of Ex-Nazis in the Effort to Avoid Repatriation from Spain, 1945-1950 / David A. Messenger -- 5. Siegfried Zoglmann, His Circle of Writers, and the Naumann Affair: A Nazi Propaganda Operation in Postwar Germany / Susanna Schrafstetter -- 6. German Diplomats and the Myth of the Two Foreign Offices / Thomas W. Maulucci -- Hitler's Military Elite in Italy and the Question of "Decent War" / Kerstin von Lingen -- Part 3. Unique Recastings in Postwar Germany -- 8. "I Am the Man Who Started the War": Alfred Naujocks and His Postwar Stories about His "Adventures" / Florian Altenhoner -- 9. "A Man with a Wide Horizon": the Postwar Professional Journey of SS Officer Karl Nicolussi-Leck / Gerald Steinacher -- 10. Revision of Life Story/Revision of History: Gertrud Slottke, from National Socialist Coperpetrator to Expellee Official / Elisabeth Kohlhaas -- 11. The Gehlen Organization and the Heinz Felfe Case: The SD, the KGB, and West German Counterintelligence / Norman J.W. Goda
Control code
893451833
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780813160566
Lccn
2014049366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893451833
Label
A Nazi past : recasting German identity in postwar Europe, edited by David A. Messenger and Katrin Paehler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction / David A. Messenger and Katrin Paehler -- Part 1. Recast Identities in War Crime Trials and Interrogations -- 1. Hans Globke at Nuremberg: Testimony as Rehabilitation, 1948-1949 / Daniel E. Rogers -- 2. Auditioning for Postwar: Walter Schellenberg, the Allies, and Attempts to Fashion a Usable Past / Katrin Paehler -- 3. "Bad Nazis and Other Germans": The Fate of SS-Einsatzgruppen Commander Martin Sandberger in Postwar Germany / Hilary Earl -- Part 2. Networks of Recasting -- 4. Petitions to Franco: Arguments and Identities of Ex-Nazis in the Effort to Avoid Repatriation from Spain, 1945-1950 / David A. Messenger -- 5. Siegfried Zoglmann, His Circle of Writers, and the Naumann Affair: A Nazi Propaganda Operation in Postwar Germany / Susanna Schrafstetter -- 6. German Diplomats and the Myth of the Two Foreign Offices / Thomas W. Maulucci -- Hitler's Military Elite in Italy and the Question of "Decent War" / Kerstin von Lingen -- Part 3. Unique Recastings in Postwar Germany -- 8. "I Am the Man Who Started the War": Alfred Naujocks and His Postwar Stories about His "Adventures" / Florian Altenhoner -- 9. "A Man with a Wide Horizon": the Postwar Professional Journey of SS Officer Karl Nicolussi-Leck / Gerald Steinacher -- 10. Revision of Life Story/Revision of History: Gertrud Slottke, from National Socialist Coperpetrator to Expellee Official / Elisabeth Kohlhaas -- 11. The Gehlen Organization and the Heinz Felfe Case: The SD, the KGB, and West German Counterintelligence / Norman J.W. Goda
Control code
893451833
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780813160566
Lccn
2014049366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893451833

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