Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family and Nazi Politics

By Claudia Koonz

National e-book Award Nominee
American Library organization striking Book
An impressive booklet in Women's historical past on the Berkshire convention of girls Historians

From the cave in of the Kaiser's regime to the destruction of Hitler in his bunker, Germany has been studied, explicated, and psychoanalyzed many times. but there were few distinctive investigations into the old and cultural roles performed through German girls nowa days. this significant e-book, which Kirkus referred to as "original and intriguing," corrects this imbalance.

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Bunker Archaeology

By Paul Virilio

Out of print for nearly a decade, we're overjoyed to carry again one in all our so much asked hard-to-find titlesphilosopher and cultural theorist Paul Virilio's Bunker Archeology. In 1994 we released the 1st English-language translation of the vintage French version of 1975, which followed an exhibition of Virilio's images on the Centre Pompidou. In Bunker Archeology, urbanist Paul Virilio turns his attentionand camerato the ominous but unusually compelling German bunkers that lie deserted alongside the coast of France. those ghostly reminders of destruction and oppression triggered Virilio to contemplate the character of battle and life, relating to either international warfare II and modern instances. Virilio discusses fortresses and army area quite often in addition to the bunkers themselves, together with an exam of the position of Albert Speer, Hitler's architect, within the upward thrust of the 3rd Reich.

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The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister

By Denise George, Carolyn Tomlin, Nonna Bannister

Nonna Bannister carried a mystery nearly to her Tennessee grave: the diaries she had saved as a tender lady experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust. This ebook finds that tale. Nonna’s adolescence writings, revisited in her past due maturity, inform the awesome story of ways a Russian woman from a family members that had recognized wealth and privilege, then uncovered to German hard work camps, discovered the price of human existence and the significance of forgiveness. This tale of loss, of affection, and of forgiveness is one you won't disregard.

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Das Wirtschaftsimperium der Deutschen Arbeitsfront 1933 - 1945 (Geschichte der Gegenwart) (German Edition)

By Rüdiger Hachtmann

Die deutsche Arbeitsfront als unternehmerische Macht: Eine politische employer im Kern des NS-Wirtschaftssystems.

Die Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF), mitgliederstärkste corporation des Dritten Reiches, besaß einen riesigen Unternehmenskomplex, der mit bis zu 200.000 Arbeitnehmern und einem Umsatz von ca. 2 Mrd. Reichsmark im Jahr zu den größten deutschen Konzernen gehörte. Dieses Unternehmenskonglomerat conflict vor allem im financial institution- und Versicherungsgewerbe, im Bau- und Wohnungswesen, im Verlagswesen und Buchhandel, im Automobil- und Schiffsbau sowie im Einzelhandel tätig. Dazu gehörten Unternehmen wie die "Neue Heimat", das spätere VW-Werk oder der Langen-Müller Verlag. Rüdiger Hachtmann stellt die rasante Entwicklung der einzelnen Konzernteile zwischen 1933 und 1945 dar und skizziert ihre Vorgeschichte sowie Entwicklungen nach dem Krieg. Darüber hinaus untersucht der Autor Grundfragen der Geschichte des Dritten Reiches: Warum beschränkten sich NS-Organisationen wie die DAF nicht auf die politische Sphäre, sondern wurden darüber hinaus als Unternehmer tätig? Welche Folgen hatte dies für die gesamtwirtschaftlichen Konstellationen? Wie reagierten die privatwirtschaftliche Konkurrenz und die politischen Rivalen? used to be hielt das Unternehmenskonglomerat der Arbeitsfront überhaupt zusammen? Welche politischen Aufgaben wies die DAF ihrem Konzern zu?

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Hitler's Olympics: The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games

By Christopher Hilton

"I'm afraid the Nazis have succeeded with their propaganda." - William Shirer's diary, August sixteen, 1936. The Berlin Olympic video games, which stay the main arguable ever held, have their seventieth anniversary in August 2006. "Hitler's Olympics" creates a vibrant account of the disputes, the personalities and the occasions which made those video games so memorable. satirically, the alternative of Germany because the host kingdom for the 1936 Olympics was once meant to sign its go back to the area group after defeat in global conflict I. in truth, Hitler meant the Berlin video games to be an commercial for Germany as he was once developing it, they usually turned one of many biggest propaganda routines in heritage. Germans Jews competed within the video games whereas the main memorable fulfillment was once that of black American Jesse Owens, who received 4 gold medals. eventually, even if, Germany was once the final greatest medal winner. the preferred luck of Owens allowed the Nazis to assert that their regulations had no racial point and costs of anti-semitism which did come up have been levelled on the americans. during this wonderful and demanding ebook, Christopher Hilton makes use of newspapers, diaries and interviews to recreate the original surroundings through the XIth Olympiad.

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Refractions of the Third Reich in German and Austrian Fiction and Film (Oxford Studies in Modern European Culture)

Six a long time after the defeat of nationwide Socialism, commemoration and mourning are ongoing, open-ended tasks in Germany and Austria, and proceed to generate a gentle circulate of literature and picture concerning the Nazi earlier that, whereas relatively modest in quantity, is usually disproportionately influential in public debates. even as, new museums and memorials are being verified for all time in what Andreas Huyssen has referred to as a "memory boom," whereas what's remembered and the way it really is remembered is topic to non-stop swap. students need to hold speed with each one new improvement during this tradition of commemoration. instead of upload to the starting to be physique of surveys of literature and movie in regards to the 3rd Reich, this learn in its place places students' serious ways below the microscope. Chloe Paver considers how a ways the thing of the learn isn't just analyzed but additionally developed by way of the scholar's technique and identifies the standards wherein lecturers pass judgement on the values of works that care for the 3rd Reich.

This booklet brings features of movie, fiction, and memorial tradition jointly in one examine that can pay as a lot realization to pictures (and in relation to movie to sound) because it does to textual content. The examine of movie, ancient exhibitions, and websites of reminiscence additionally calls for attention of social contexts and practices. A case learn of reminiscence at of Austria's websites of terror demonstrates the equipment utilized in the learn of memorials and museums and considers the ways that reminiscence attaches itself to place.

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Nazi Film Melodrama

By Laura Heins

Cultural productions within the 3rd Reich frequently served specific propaganda services of legitimating racism and glorifying warfare and militarism. Likewise, the proliferation of family and romance motion pictures in Nazi Germany additionally represented an ideological stance. instead of reinforcing conventional gender position divisions and the established order of the extended family, those motion pictures have been even more permissive approximately hope and sexuality than formerly assumed. concentrating on German romance movies, household melodramas, and residential entrance movies from 1933 to 1945, Nazi movie Melodrama exhibits how melodramatic parts in Nazi cinema functioned as a part of a undertaking to maneuver have an effect on, physique, and wish past the confines of bourgeois tradition and perform a curious modernization of sexuality engineered to increase the imperialist objectives of the 3rd Reich.
 
Offering a comparative research of Nazi productions with classical Hollywood motion pictures of an identical period, Laura Heins argues that German fascist melodramas differed from their American opposite numbers of their damaging perspectives of domesticity and of their use of a extra specific antibourgeois rhetoric. Nazi melodramas, movie writing, and renowned media appealed to audience through selling liberation from traditional sexual morality and familial constructions, offering the Nazi country and the person as dynamic and progressive. a few spectators objected to the eroticization and modernization of the general public sphere lower than Nazism, although, pitting Joseph Goebbels' Ministry of Propaganda opposed to extra conservative movie audiences in a warfare over the very prestige of domesticity and the form of the relations. Drawing on huge archival examine, this perceptive research highlights the doubtless contradictory features of gender illustration and sexual morality in Nazi-era cinema.

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Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope

By Wendy Holden

The Nazis murdered their husbands yet focus camp prisoners Priska, Rachel, and Anka wouldn't allow evil take their unborn young ones too—a amazing real tale that would entice readers of The Lost and The Nazi Officer’s spouse, Born Survivors celebrates 3 moms who defied demise to provide their little ones life.

Eastern Europe, 1944: 3 girls think they're pregnant, yet are torn from their husbands sooner than they are often sure. Rachel is distributed to Auschwitz, unaware that her husband has been shot. Priska and her husband go back and forth there jointly, yet are instantly separated. additionally at Auschwitz, Anka hopes in useless to be reunited together with her husband. With the remainder of their households gassed, those younger other halves are made up our minds to carry directly to all they've got left—their lives, and people in their unborn infants. Having hid their from notorious Nazi health professional Josef Mengele, they're pressured to paintings and virtually starved to demise, residing in day-by-day worry in their pregnancies being detected through the SS.

In April 1945, because the Allies shut in, Priska provides delivery. She and her child, in addition to Anka, Rachel, and the rest inmates, are despatched to Mauthausen focus camp on a hellish seventeen-day educate trip. Rachel offers beginning at the educate, and Anka on the camp gates. All think they're going to die, yet then a miracle happens. The gasoline chamber runs out of Zyklon-B, and because the Allied troops close to, the SS flee. opposed to all odds, the 3 moms and their newborns continue to exist their treacherous trip to freedom.

On the 70th anniversary of Mauthausen’s liberation from the Nazis via American squaddies, well known biographer Wendy Holden recounts this impressive tale of 3 young children united through their moms’ unbelievable—yet eventually successful—fight for survival.

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Regarding the Pain of Others

By Susan Sontag

Twenty-five years after her vintage On Photography, Susan Sontag returns to the topic of visible representations of warfare and violence in our tradition today.

How does the spectacle of the sufferings of others (via tv or newsprint) have an effect on us? Are audience inured--or incited--to violence by means of the depiction of cruelty? In in regards to the soreness of Others, Susan Sontag takes a clean examine the illustration of atrocity--from Goya's The failures of struggle to pictures of the yankee Civil conflict, lynchings of blacks within the South, and the Nazi loss of life camps, to modern bad photographs of Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Israel and Palestine, and manhattan urban on September eleven, 2001.

In Regarding the ache of Others Susan Sontag once more alterations the way in which we expect concerning the makes use of and meanings of pictures in our international, and provides an incredible mirrored image approximately how struggle itself is waged (and understood) in our time.

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