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19th-20th centuries

  • Fellow Tribesmenby Frank Usbeck

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Germans exhibited a widespread cultural passion for tales and representations of Native Americans. This book explores the evolution of German national identity and its relationship with the ideas and cultural practices around "Indianthusiasm."  Pervasive and adaptable, imagery of Native Americans was appropriated... more...

  • The Respectable Career of Fritz K.by Hartmut Berghoff; Cornelia Rauh

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    List of Figures Foreword Abbreviations Introduction Chapter 1. Kiehn's Rise to the Middle Class: A Traveling Salesman Becomes a Factory Owner Chapter 2. Rapid Ascent through the Nazi Ranks: From Local Party Leader to Reichstag Delegate Chapter 3. Fritz Kiehn, "Leader of the Wurttemberg Economy" Chapter 4. Riding Nazi... more...

  • Hitler's Forgotten Childrenby Ingrid Von Oelhafen; Tim Tate

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 6.91

    ‘More than 70 years ago I was a “gift? for Adolf Hitler. I was stolen as a baby to be part of one of the most terrible of all Nazi experiments: Lebensborn.? The Lebensborn programme was the brainchild of Himmler: an extraordinary plan to create an Aryan master race, leaving behind thousands of displaced victims in the wake of the Nazi regime. ... more...

  • "Um Abschied geht es ja nun."by Hermann Haarmann; Matthias Bormuth; Falko Schmieder

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 25.91

    Das Abschied-nehmen-müssen ist ein Grundmotiv menschlichen Lebens. Mit der Vergeschichtlichung der Zeit und der Dynamisierung der Geschichte multiplizieren sich die Formen und Gründe des Abschiednehmens. So haben die Katastrophen des 20. Jahrhunderts die Reflexionsfigur des Abschieds grundsätzlich verändert. Vertreibung und Tod sind das neue Massenschicksal.... more...

  • Herzpunkt der Anlageby Daniela Danz

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 37.01

    Krankenhauskirchen stellen als Sakralbauten in profanen Bauzusammenhängen eine eigenständige Bauaufgabe dar. Besonders zu Beginn der 30er Jahre des 20. Jahrhunderts entstanden zahlreiche große Kirchenräume in modernen Klinikkomplexen. Die Kirche des Krankenhauses St. Elisabeth in Köln-Hohenlind, 1928-1932 von Dominikus Böhm entworfen, ist ein mustergültiges... more...

  • Germany 1916-23by Klaus Weinhauer; Anthony McElligott; Kirsten Heinsohn

    transcript 2015; US$ 37.01

    During the last four decades the German Revolution 1918/19 has only attracted little scholarly attention. This volume offers new cultural historical perspectives, puts this revolution into a wider time frame (1916-23), and coheres around three interlinked propositions: (i) acknowledging that during its initial stage the German Revolution reflected... more...

  • Die Ostdeutschenby Ch. Links Verlag

    Ch. Links Verlag 2015; US$ 9.25

    Wie haben die ehemaligen DDR-Bürger den Weg in die neue bundesdeutsche Gesellschaft gefunden? Zum 25. Jahrestag des Mauerfalls sind die Filmproduktionsfirma Credo-Film, das RBB-Fernsehen und die Berliner Zeitung dieser Frage nachgegangen. Entstanden sind 25 Fernsehfilme und 25 ganzseitige Zeitungsporträts, die die Grundlage für das vorliegende Buch... more...

  • Theodor Eschenburgby Udo Wengst

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 49.00

    In the decades following 1955, Theodor Eschenburg gained major recognition as a ?guardian of institutions? and a ?teacher of democracy.? However, since 2011 his activities during the Third Reich have undergone great criticism, together with his understanding of democracy before 1933 and after 1945. For the first time, Udo Wengst tries... more...

  • A Nazi in the Familyby Derek Niemann

    Short Books 2015; US$ 13.11

    Wartime Berlin: The Niemann family – Karl, Minna and their four children – live in a quiet, suburban enclave. Every day Karl commutes to work, a business manager travelling around inspecting his "factories". In the evenings he returns home to life as a normal family man. Three years ago Derek Niemann, born and raised in Scotland, made the chilling... more...