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  • "A Mutual Responsibility and a Moral Obligation"by Günter Saathoff; Michael Jansen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    This book contains the final report of Germany's 'Remembrance, Responsibility, and Future' Foundation, giving a comprehensive history of the country's use of slave labor during World War II and the complex process by which reparations for survivors were negotiated. more...

  • 'For Their Own Good'by Julia S. Torrie

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    The early twentieth-century advent of aerial bombing made successful evacuations essential to any war effort, but ordinary people resented them deeply. Based on extensive archival research in Germany and France, this is the first broad, comparative study of civilian evacuations in Germany and France during World War II. The evidence uncovered exposes... more...

  • "Getting History Right"by Mark A. Wolfgram

    Bucknell University Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    How do individuals, societies, and nations deal with their difficult pasts? 'Getting History Right' examines this question in a comparative context by looking at an authoritarian East Germany and a pluralistic, democratic West Germany. It examines how societal level discussions of the past shaped individual perceptions and interpretations of the past;... more...

  • "Meine Gefängnisse": Tagebücher 1943 - 1945by Emil Alphons Rheinhardt; Dominique Lassaigne; Uta Schwarz; Jean-Louis Georget

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 106.61

    The Vienna-born writer Emil Alphons Rheinhardt (1889?1945) was was arrested in France in 1943 and then deported to Dachau concentration camp, where he died shortly before the liberation. Rheinhardt?s notes from the Gestapo prisons bear witness to a long-forgotten humanist who believed in the peacemaking power of culture. more...

  • "Mountain of Destiny"by Harald Höbusch

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 90.00

    A study of how Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest peak on earth, became the German "mountain of the mind." more...

  • "That Time Cannot Be Forgotten"by Emil Georg Sold; Ivan Fehrenbach; Paul Friedhoff

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 23.95

    In a gripping exchange of letters written in the closing years of the 20th century, two men struggle to come to terms with the signal event of their time, the Holocaust. Born in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany in the early part of the 20th century, both bore witness to the turbulent years... more...

  • "Was ist das Volk?"by Jörn Retterath

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 63.95

    What is the "Volk?" The answers to this question matter greatly to a democracy. Does it involve an association between citizens as equals, a community of descent, or an underprivileged minority? Jörn Retterath analyzes the thinking of the German political mainstream, from the Social Democratic Party (SPD) to the German People's Party (DVP), on the... more...

  • "Wikinger? im Mittelalterby Jana Krüger

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 170.61

    Our present-day view of the Vikings and their activities is based mainly on Swedish poetry of the romantic period, as well as the results of archaeological research in the 20th century. But what pictures were conjured up by Vikings and their travels in the Middle Ages? An answer to this question can be provided by medieval Scandinavian literature,... more...

  • The 'Conservative Revolutionaries'by Barbara Theriault

    Berghahn Books 2004; US$ 29.95

    During the forty years of division, the Protestant and Catholic churches in Germany were the only organizations to retain strong ties and organizational structures: they embodied continuity in a country marked by discontinuity. As such, the churches were both expected to undergo smooth and rapid institutional consolidation and undertake an active... more...

  • (Re)Visualizing National Historyby Robin Ostow

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 29.95

    (Re)Visualizing National History is a unique and interdisciplinary volume that offers insights on the dilemmas of present-day European culture, manifestations of nationalism in Europe, and the debates surrounding museums as sites for the representation of politics and history. more...