The Germans and the East

Author: Charles W. Ingrao,Franz A. J. Szabo

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557534439

Category: History

Page: 458

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This volume provides an historical overview of the relationship between Germany, German speakers, and successive waves of German colonists with their eastern neighbors over the period from the Middle Ages to the present. The collection of essays by 28 leading experts includes the most recent scholarship together with fresh perspectives on the subject.

"At least the Germans lost.": Fremdwahrnehmung und Nationalismus in der Fuáballberichterstattung der WM 2010 am Beispiel von THE SUN und BILD

Author: Florian Wenz

Publisher: disserta Verlag

ISBN: 3954250640

Category: Germany

Page: 138

View: 5384

ACHTUNG! SURRENDER. For you Fritz, ze Euro 96 Championship is over.' So titelt die englische Boulevardzeitung DAILY MIRROR am 24. Juni 1996, zwei Tage vor dem EM-Halbfinalspiel Deutschland gegen England. Auf dem Titelbild sind die englischen Nationalspieler Stuart Pierce und Paul Gascoigne zu sehen, schreiend und mit Stahlhelmen. Daneben steht ein Kommentar von Piers Morgan, dem damaligen Chefredakteur der Zeitung. berschrift: Mirror declares football war on Germany.' Wortw rtlich werden in dem Artikel Ausz ge aus der Kriegserkl rung Englands an Deutschland aus dem Jahr 1939 abgedruckt. Selbst f r die englischen Boulevardmedien, in denen das Kraut-Bashing," also die Verunglimpfung Deutschlands mithilfe negativer Stereotype und NS-Anspielungen, Tradition hat, stellt diese Titelseite den H hepunkt ihrer Deutschlandfeindlichkeit dar. Zehn Jahre sp ter bei der WM 2006 in Deutschland macht vor allem die englische Presse eine Kehrtwende in ihrer Berichterstattung. Sowohl Qualit ts- als auch Boulevardzeitungen sind vom Gastgeberland Deutschland und seinen Einwohnern begeistert. The SUN berichtet ber die positiven Erfahrungen tausender englischer Fans in Deutschland. KATHRIN OCH kommt nach einer empirischen Untersuchung englischer Tageszeitungen zu dem Ergebnis, dass sich das Bild der Deutschen in der englischen Presse stark verbessert hat, wenn auch ein Rest an Kriegsanspielungen brig geblieben ist. Am Ende ihrer Arbeit wirft sie jedoch die Frage auf, ob sich das Bild wirklich nachhaltig verbessert habe oder ob die positive Berichterstattung nicht doch gr tenteils auf die Gastgeberfunktion Deutschlands zur ckzuf hren sei. Ihre Zweifel sollten nicht unberechtigt gewesen sein: Schon im Vorfeld der WM 2010 macht wieder eine englische Boulevardzeitung mit Deutschlandfeindlichkeit auf sich aufmerksam. Der DAILY STAR zeigt im Januar 2010 Michael Ballack im schwarzen Ausweichtrikot mit der berschrift RETURN OF ZE BLACK SHIRTS', eine Anspielung auf die schwarzen Uniformen

Jazz and the Germans

Author: Michael J. Budds

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 9781576470725

Category: Music

Page: 213

View: 556

Twelve essays focus on American jazz influences in Germany, where this musical expression was popular for much of the past century both in popular culture and in the arts realm. Contributions by American and German musicologists and scholars discuss how the sounds of ragtime, spirituals, the blues,

The Germans

Who are They Now?

Author: Alan Watson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 9309

A lucid exploration of the development of Germany and the key role it will play in the Europe of the future.

Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution

Author: Ian Kershaw

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300148232

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 401

View: 9767

This volume presents a comprehensive, multifaceted picture both of the destructive dynamic of the Nazi leadership and of the attitudes and behavior of ordinary Germans as the persecution of the Jews spiraled into total genocide.

Germany and the Germans

Author: John Ardagh

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140252668

Category: History

Page: 604

View: 8639

Aims to capture the diversity and contradictions of the Germany of the mid-1990s. This new edition looks at events such as Chancellor Kohl's re-election in 1994, the recession, the flare up of racial violence, and the continued malaise in the east.

Why the Germans? Why the Jews?

Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust

Author: Götz Aly

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 080509704X

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 9084

A provocative and insightful analysis that sheds new light on one of the most puzzling and historically unsettling conundrums Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Countless historians have grappled with these questions, but few have come up with answers as original and insightful as those of maverick German historian Götz Aly. Tracing the prehistory of the Holocaust from the 1800s to the Nazis' assumption of power in 1933, Aly shows that German anti-Semitism was—to a previously overlooked extent—driven in large part by material concerns, not racist ideology or religious animosity. As Germany made its way through the upheaval of the Industrial Revolution, the difficulties of the lethargic, economically backward German majority stood in marked contrast to the social and economic success of the agile Jewish minority. This success aroused envy and fear among the Gentile population, creating fertile ground for murderous Nazi politics. Surprisingly, and controversially, Aly shows that the roots of the Holocaust are deeply intertwined with German efforts to create greater social equality. Redistributing wealth from the well-off to the less fortunate was in many respects a laudable goal, particularly at a time when many lived in poverty. But as the notion of material equality took over the public imagination, the skilled, well-educated Jewish population came to be seen as having more than its fair share. Aly's account of this fatal social dynamic opens up a new vantage point on the greatest crime in history and is sure to prompt heated debate for years to come.

Hitler and the Germans

Author: Eric Voegelin,Detlev Clemens,Brendan M. Purcell

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826263887

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 285

View: 7169

Between 1933 & 1938, Eric Voegelin published four books that expressly stated his opposition to the increasingly powerful Hitler regime. As a result, he was forced to leave his homeland in 1938. Twenty years later, he returned to Germany as a professor of political science at Ludwig-Maximilian University. Voegelin's homecoming allowed him the opportunity to voice once again his opinions on the Nazi regime & its aftermath. In 1964 at the University of Munich, Voegelin gave a series of memorable lectures on what he considered "the central German experiential problem" of his time: Adolf Hitler's rise to power, the reasons for it, & its consequences for post-Nazi Germany. For Voegelin, these questions demanded a scrutiny of the mentality of individual Germans & of the order of German society during & after the Nazi period. Hitler & the Germans, published here for the first time, offers Voegelin's most extensive & detailed critique of the Hitler era. Voegelin interprets this era in terms of the basic diagnostic tools provided by the philosophy of Plato & Aristotle, Judeo-Christian culture, & contemporary German-language writers like Heimito von Doderer, Karl Kraus, Thomas Mann, & Robert Musil. His inquiry uncovers a historiography that was substantially unhistoric: a German Evangelical Church that misinterpreted the Gospel, a German Catholic Church that denied universal humanity, & a legal process enmeshed in criminal homicide. Hitler & the Germans provides a profound alternative approach to the topic of the individual German's entanglement in the Hitler regime & its continuing implications. This comprehensive reading of the Nazi period has yet to be matched.

Und ewig schläft das Pubertier

Author: Jan Weiler

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492979106

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 7732

Wenn es erst einmal wach ist, hält es die Welt in Atem: Das Pubertier. Und inzwischen hat sich Nick zu einem Parade-Exemplar entwickelt. Als männliches Pubertier besticht auch er durch faszinierende Einlassungen zu den Themen Mädchen, Umwelt und Politik sowie durch seine anhaltende Begeisterungsfähigkeit für ganz schlechtes Essen und seltsame Musik. Er wächst wie Chinagras und trägt T-Shirts und Frisuren, die uns dringend etwas sagen wollen. Ansonsten allerdings ist die Kommunikation mit dem Pubertier auf ein Mindestmaß reduziert, es spricht wenig, dafür müffelt und chillt es ausgiebig. Und die Liebe spielt in diesem dritten Teil der Pubertier-Saga eine immer größer werdende Rolle sowie auch die Wahl der richtigen Schuhmode. Im Pubertierlabor werden über einen möglichen Zusammenhang beider Phänomene Mutmaßungen angestellt. Gemutmaßt werden darf außerdem über die Frage, wann diese verfluchte Pubertät eigentlich aufhört. Der Erzähler schaut manchmal in den Spiegel und denkt: Eigentlich nie.

Wilhelm II and the Germans

A Study in Leadership

Author: Thomas August Kohut

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195061721

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 331

View: 8133

This striking biography of Kaiser Wilhelm II is the most penetrating study to date of his development and personality, as well as an important contribution to our understanding of the crucial period in history that bears his name, 'Wilhelmine Germany'. A skilful, psychoanalytically informed analysis of the Kaiser's character, the book shows how the powerful leader of Germany's 'Second Reich' became the slave of public opinion - restless, impulsive, and easily swayed by flattery or by those with stronger wills. It reveals a man both anxiously insecure and brashly arrogant, flamboyant and confident in public, yet vacillating and ineffective in his political decisions. Despite his political ineptitude, however, Wilhelm II was one of the most successful and beloved symbolic leaders of modern times. Professor Kohut argues that, in this nationalistic age, the new German nation wanted to see itself as it saw its Kaiser - strong, self-assured, and surrounded by pomp and splendour.

America in the Eyes of the Germans

An Essay on Anti-Americanism

Author: Dan Diner

Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers

ISBN: 9781558761056

Category: History

Page: 169

View: 4762

In this essay, German-Israeli historian Dan Diner argues that the European consciousness uses America as a metaphor for the dark sides of modernism. He finds an especially aggressive variant of this negative judgement in Germany, the roots of which he traces back to the Romantic period.

Educating the Germans

People and Policy in the British Zone of Germany, 1945–1949

Author: David Phillips

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472511166

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 3388

Educating the Germans examines the role of the British in the 'reconstruction' of education in occupied Germany from 1945 to 1949. It covers war-time planning for a future role in overseeing education at all levels in Germany, looks at policy and its implementation, describes the British personnel involved and their interaction with German authorities, and assesses the lasting effects of the British effort in securing the future development of education from Kindergarten to university in the emerging Federal Republic. Thoroughly researched and employing a wide range of sources in Britain and Germany, this is an important study for anyone looking to further their understanding of Germany, and Britain's relationship with Germany in the immediate post-war era.

Orphans of Versailles

The Germans in Western Poland, 1918-1939

Author: Richard Blanke

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813130415

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A pioneer in the tradition of English womenÕs fiction, Charlotte Lennox was valued friend to both Samuel Richardson and Samuel Johnson and a major influence on Jane Austen. The heroine of Charlotte LennoxÕs Henrietta is a young Englishwoman who resists her aunt's pressure to convert to Catholicism and is set adrift in London society. But unlike many of her passive, vulnerable contemporaries in fiction, the admirable Henrietta makes her way in the world relying on her own cleverness, conviction, and wit. This groundbreaking work of satire and human folly is republished here in a fully annotated modern edition.

Die kürzeste Geschichte Deutschlands

Author: James Hawes

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843717389

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 5085

Auf 250 Seiten einmal durch 2000 Jahre deutscher Geschichte: Überzeugend und souverän führt James Hawes von den alten Römern bis in die Gegenwart. Eine große Tour durch die Jahrhunderte, die in einer leidenschaftlichen Hommage an die Bundesrepublik endet. Der Sieg gegen die Römer im Teutoburger Wald, die barbarische Grausamkeit des Dreißigjährigen Kriegs, der Aufstieg des militaristischen Preußens im 18. Jahrhundert — wie Blitzlichter scheinen diese historischen Ereignisse in James Hawes’ fulminantem Parforceritt durch die deutsche Geschichte auf. Die alles beherrschende Frage, die sich wie ein roter Faden durch die Seiten zieht: Gehört das Herzstück Europas zum Westen oder zum Osten? Für Hawes ist klar, dass dieses Land zum Westen zählt. Die Bundesrepublik, so wie wir sie kennen, sieht er in der Tradition des wahren, historischen Deutschlands, dem Staatshörigkeit, puritanischer Eifer und narben gesichtiger Militarismus stets fremd waren. Hawes ist sich sicher: Deutschland ist heute »Europas größte Hoffnung«.

The Trial of the Germans

An Account of the Twenty-two Defendants Before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg

Author: Eugene Davidson

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826211392

Category: History

Page: 637

View: 2802

Examines each of the defendants in the Nuremberg Trials, during which charges were brought against members of Hitler's Third Reich for wartime atrocities, and considers questions of whether the trials were necessary and just.

Uncle Sam's Boys Smash the Germans

Or, Winding Up the Great War

Author: Harrie Irving Hancock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 255

View: 5789