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  • Allianz and the German Insurance Business, 1933?1945by Gerald D. Feldman

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 56.00

    Investigates the history of the Allianz insurance corporation in the Nazi era. more...

  • Cold War Rivalry and the Perception of the American Westby Pawel Goral

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 80.00

    This book demonstrates how the two adversaries of the Cold War, West Germany and East Germany, endeavored to create two distinct and unique German identities. In their endeavor to claim legitimacy, the German cinematic representation of the American West became an important cultural weapon of mass dissemination during the Cold War. more...

  • The Transatlantic World of Higher Educationby Anja Werner

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 120.00

    Between the 1760s and 1914, thousands of young Americans crossed the Atlantic to enroll in German-speaking universities, but what was it like to be an American in, for instance, Halle, Heidelberg, Gottingen, or Leipzig? In this book, the author combines a statistical approach with a biographical approach in order to reconstruct the history of these... more...

  • The Faithful Executionerby Joel F. Harrington

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 18.99

    Based on the rare and until now overlooked journal of a Renaissance-era executioner, the noted historian Joel F. Harrington's The Faithful Executioner takes us deep inside the alien world and thinking of Meister Frantz Schmidt of Nuremberg, who, during forty-five years as a professional executioner, personally put to death 394 individuals and tortured,... more...

  • The Pity of It Allby Amos Elon

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 20.99

    From an acclaimed historian and social critic, a passionate and poignant history of German Jews from the mid-eighteenth century to the eve of the Third Reich As it's usually told, the story of the German Jews starts at the end, with their tragic demise in Hitler's Third Reich. Now, in this important work of historical restoration, Amos Elon takes... more...

  • Der Kapitalismus entdeckt das Volkby Simon Gonser

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 35.00

    For a long time, big banks had little interest in having workers or employees as their customers. Only in the aftermath of the German Economic Miracle did Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank, and Commerzbank begin wooing the ?common people? and their savings with new financial products. But were the big banks the real driving forces behind this... more...

  • Governance in der Planwirtschaftby Marcel Boldorf

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    Marcel Boldorf explores the values, rules, and principles of governance that emerged from denazification and the process of cadre selection while a centralized planned economy was set up in Soviet-occupied East Germany. He considers managerial decision-making and how much freedom of action management retained with mounting centralism.... more...

  • Heimatfrontby Sven Felix Kellerhoff

    Bastei Entertainment 2014; US$ 15.13

    Die Materialschlachten und das Massensterben an den Fronten des Ersten Weltkriegs sind vielfach dokumentiert. Frauen, Kinder und alte Menschen erlebten die "Urkatastrophe des 20. Jahrhunderts" jedoch zu Hause. Sven Felix Kellerhoff gibt ihnen jetzt, hundert Jahre nach Kriegsbeginn, eine Stimme. Anhand von Tagebüchern, Heimatchroniken, Akten... more...

  • Hochschulen und Politik in Niedersachsen nach 1945by Detlef Schmiechen-Ackermann; Hans Otte; Wolfgang Brandes

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 18.92

    Ein Überblick über die Hochschulgeschichte Niedersachsens und Bremens in der Nachkriegszeit. Gerade in Niedersachsen und Bremen lassen sich wichtige Entwicklungen in der Hochschulpolitik aufzeigen, vom Umgang mit der NS-Vergangenheit bis hin zur Bildungsexpansion der 1970er Jahre und der Etablierung einer vielfältigen Hochschullandschaft. Aus dem... more...

  • Die völkische Ordnung von Armutby Florian Wimmer

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 32.17

    Rassismus und »Leistungskampf« bildeten Kernelemente der nationalsozialistischen Volksgemeinschaftsideologie. Wie Florian Wimmer am Beispiel der »Hauptstadt der Bewegung« zeigt, spielte dabei die kommunale Sozialpolitik mit einem vielfältigen und ausgefeilten System von Förderung und Verfolgung eine wesentliche Rolle. Die Münchner Sozialverwaltung... more...