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The Resource The Holocaust and the West German historians : historical interpretation and autobiographical memory, Nicolas Berg ; translated and edited by Joel Golb

The Holocaust and the West German historians : historical interpretation and autobiographical memory, Nicolas Berg ; translated and edited by Joel Golb

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The Holocaust and the West German historians : historical interpretation and autobiographical memory
Title
The Holocaust and the West German historians
Title remainder
historical interpretation and autobiographical memory
Statement of responsibility
Nicolas Berg ; translated and edited by Joel Golb
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
This landmark book was first published in Germany, provoking both acclaim and controversy. In this "history of historiography," Nicolas Berg addresses the work of German and German-Jewish historians in the first three decades of post{u2013}World War II Germany. He examines how they perceived{u2014}and failed to perceive{u2014}the Holocaust and how they interpreted and misinterpreted that historical fact using an arsenal of terms and concepts, arguments and explanations. This English-language translation is also a shortened and reorganized edition, which includes a new introduction by Berg reviewing and commenting on the response to the German editions. Notably, in this American edition, discussion of historian Joseph Wulf and his colleague and fellow Holocaust survivor Léon Poliakov has been united in one chapter. And special care has been taken to make clear to English speakers the questions raised about German historiographical writing. Translator Joel Golb comments, "From 1945 to the present, the way historians have approached the Holocaust has posed deep-reaching problems regarding choice of language. . . . This book is consequently as much about language as it is about facts." --Provided by publisher
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Berg, Nicolas
Dewey number
940.53/18072043
Index
no index present
LC call number
DD86
LC item number
.B4713 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
George L. Mosse series in modern European cultural and intellectual history
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  • Historiography
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Historians
  • Germany
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Historians
  • Historiography
  • Germany
  • Germany (West)
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The Holocaust and the West German historians : historical interpretation and autobiographical memory, Nicolas Berg ; translated and edited by Joel Golb
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rdacontent.
Contents
Preface -- Editorial Note by Joel Golb -- Introduction to the American Edition -- 1. Tragedy, Fate, and Breach: Friedrich Meinecke's The German Catastrophe (1946) and the Paradoxes of "National-Historical" Interpretation -- 2. "A Large Dark Stain on the German Shield of Honor": Gerhard Ritter, Hans Rothfels and the Denationalization of National Socialism -- 3. Herman Heimpel, Reinhard Wittram, and Fritz Ernst: : A "Demonstration of Protestant Penitence" in 1950s Germany -- 4. "How Difficult It Is Not to Write Powerfully about Auschwitz!": The Early Years of Munich's Institute for Contemporary History -- 5. "Prehistorical Excavations" and "Absolute Objectivity": On the Travail of the Polish Jewish Historian of the Holocaust Joseph Wulf -- Notes -- Index
Control code
881386095
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 334 pages
Isbn
9780299300845
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014007449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881386095
Label
The Holocaust and the West German historians : historical interpretation and autobiographical memory, Nicolas Berg ; translated and edited by Joel Golb
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface -- Editorial Note by Joel Golb -- Introduction to the American Edition -- 1. Tragedy, Fate, and Breach: Friedrich Meinecke's The German Catastrophe (1946) and the Paradoxes of "National-Historical" Interpretation -- 2. "A Large Dark Stain on the German Shield of Honor": Gerhard Ritter, Hans Rothfels and the Denationalization of National Socialism -- 3. Herman Heimpel, Reinhard Wittram, and Fritz Ernst: : A "Demonstration of Protestant Penitence" in 1950s Germany -- 4. "How Difficult It Is Not to Write Powerfully about Auschwitz!": The Early Years of Munich's Institute for Contemporary History -- 5. "Prehistorical Excavations" and "Absolute Objectivity": On the Travail of the Polish Jewish Historian of the Holocaust Joseph Wulf -- Notes -- Index
Control code
881386095
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 334 pages
Isbn
9780299300845
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014007449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881386095

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