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

By Claudia Koonz

National ebook Award Nominee
American Library organization impressive Book
An impressive ebook in Women's background 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 repeatedly. but there were few particular investigations into the old and cultural roles performed by means of German girls nowa days. this significant e-book, which Kirkus referred to as "original and intriguing," corrects this imbalance.

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Artists for the Reich: Culture and Race from Weimar to Nazi Germany

By Joan L. Clinefelter

While we regularly take into consideration proficient artists fleeing the clutches of the Nazi regime--forced out or sickened by means of the strictures put upon them--we infrequently think of these artists who willingly stayed in the back of. this is often the 1st finished remedy of the German artwork Society, a bunch of artists, authors and right-wing activists who actively embraced Nazism. Theses artists have regularly been brushed off as a lunatic fringe, however the writer argues that they have been in reality instrumental in struggling with modernist artwork in protection of what they considered as the German cultural culture. Drawing on formerly missed archival fabric, Clinefelter unearths cultural continuities that reach from the Wilhelmine Empire during the Weimar Republic into the 3rd Reich and elucidates how theses artists promoted Nazi tradition "from below."

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The Moses Expedition: A Novel

A misplaced treasure, a Nazi warfare legal, and an day trip to discover a legend . . .

After fifty years in hiding, the Nazi struggle felony often called the Butcher of Spiegelgrund has ultimately been tracked down by means of Father Anthony Fowler, a CIA operative and a member of the Vatican’s mystery provider. He wishes anything from the Butcher—a candle lined in filigree gold that was once stolen from a Jewish relatives decades prior to.

But it isn’t the gold Fowler is after. As Fowler holds a flame to the wax, the lacking fragment of an historic map that uncovers the positioning of the 10 Commandments given to Moses is printed. quickly Fowler is thinking about an excursion to Jordan manage via a reclusive billionaire. yet there's a traitor within the crew who has ties to terrorist organisations again within the usa, and who's patiently watching for the instant to strike.

From wartime Vienna to terrorist cells in big apple and a misplaced valley in Jordan, The Moses day trip is an exciting examine a quest for energy and the secrets and techniques of an historic global.

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Omega Minor

Berlin, Spring of 1995. whereas a bunch of neo-Nazis are getting ready an anniversary bash of disastrous proportions, an outdated physics professor returns to Potsdam to compensate for his sins, an Italian postdoc designs an test that might make sure the destiny of the universe, and, in a room at Le Charit?, a Holocaust survivor tells his story to the prepared ear of a tender psychologist. who's that conversing cat, why do ghosts of SS squaddies roam the town, and what's Speer's favourite actress up to?

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Bunker Archaeology

By Paul Virilio

Out of print for nearly a decade, we're extremely joyful to carry again certainly one of 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 variation 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 surprisingly 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 lifestyles, when it comes to either international conflict II and modern instances. Virilio discusses fortresses and army house 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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Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz

By Rena Kornreich Gelissen, Heather Dune Macadam

An extended variation of the strong memoir approximately sisters' choice to live to tell the tale through the Holocaust that includes new and not prior to printed information regarding the 1st shipping of girls to Auschwitz

In March 1942, Rena Kornreich and 997 different younger ladies have been rounded up and compelled onto the 1st Jewish delivery of ladies to Auschwitz. quickly after, Rena used to be reunited along with her sister Danka on the camp, starting a tale of affection and braveness that will final 3 years and 41 days. From smuggling bread for his or her acquaintances to narrowly escaping the ever-present threats that loomed at each flip, the compelling occasions in Rena’s Promise remind us that humanity and wish can continue to exist inordinate brutality.

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The Himmler Brothers: A German Family History

By Katrin Himmler

Once upon a time the Himmlers have been only a basic German family—middle-class, hard-working, well-educated. there have been 3 brothers, Gebhart, Heinrich, and Ernst. Heinrich grew as much as turn into the pinnacle of Hitler’s SS, mastermind of the focus camp process, and leader offender of the Holocaust. while Katrin Himmler, Heinrich’s great-niece, was once 15, one among her classmates requested in the course of a background lesson if she was once on the topic of the Himmler. "Yes," she stammered, at which there has been a deathly hush within the lecture room and the instructor, embarrassed and uncertain, speedy moved the lesson on. As she grew older, Katrin gave her kinfolk heritage a large berth, yet married to an Israeli whose relations was once limited to the Warsaw Ghetto and with a tender, half-Jewish son, she discovered that she couldn't stay clear of the prior so simply. Katrin Himmler’s cool yet meticulous exam of the Himmler tale reveals—in all its darkish complexity—the gulf among the "normality" of bourgeois kin lifestyles and the horrors perpetrated by way of one member. A more nuanced portrait of Heinrich himself emerges—not a lone evil executioner, yet a middle-class relations guy, enjoyed and completely supported by way of his decent German family.

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Propaganda and the German Cinema, 1933-1945

By David Welch

This is the main complete research thus far of Nazi movie propaganda in its political, social, and fiscal contexts, from the pre-war cinema because it fell below the regulate of the Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels, via to the tip of the second one global warfare. David Welch stories multiple hundred movies of every kind, making a choice on these facets of Nazi ideology that have been hid within the framework of renowned entertainment.

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Chess Story (New York Review Books Classics)

By Stefan Zweig

Chess Story, often referred to as The Royal Game, is the Austrian grasp Stefan Zweig's ultimate fulfillment, accomplished in Brazilian exile and despatched off to his American writer in basic terms days sooner than his suicide in 1942. it's the in basic terms tale during which Zweig seems at Nazism, and he does so with attribute emphasis at the psychological.

Travelers via send from long island to Buenos Aires locate that on board with them is the realm champion of chess, an boastful and unfriendly guy. they arrive jointly to aim their talents opposed to him and are soundly defeated. Then a mysterious passenger steps ahead to recommend them and their fortunes switch. How he got here to own his amazing clutch of the sport of chess and at what expense lie on the middle of Zweig's story.

This new translation of Chess Story brings out the work's strange mix of excessive suspense and poignant mirrored image.

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