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Heidelberg 1945

Heidelberg 1945

Author: Jürgen C. Hess

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 3515068805

Category: History

Page: 438

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"Insgesamt ein wichtiges Buch, das durch den Reichtum der Themen und die Kompetenz der Autoren besticht." Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung "Mit 22 durchweg fundiert erarbeiteten Beitragen, sieben davon in englischer Sprache, ist der Band mehr als eine Bestandsaufnahme der Nachkriegssituation. Daa seine vier Sektionen (Besatzungsmacht, Universitat, Stadt und Parteien, Zukunft Deutschlands) immer wieder auch solide Rekonstruktionen von Ablaufen bieten, darf man erwarten; was aber daruber hinaus in vielen Beitragen vor allem beeindruckt, ist der Versuch der Autoren, Antworten zu finden auf die beklemmende Frage nach der ,Verfaatheitae von Menschen unter den Bedingungen des Unrechtsstaats und nach den auf der Grundlage seiner Vernichtung verbleibenden oder wunschenswerten Perspektiven." Zeitschrift fur die Geschichte des Oberrheins Aus dem Inhalt R. Wolfe: Revival of Democratic Culture U. Gerhardt: Die amerikanischen Militaroffiziere und der Konflikt um die Wiedereroffnung der Universitat J. F. Tent: E. Y. Hartshorne and the Reopening of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat G. J. Giles: Self-Help in the Search for Democracy in Heidelberg W. Benz: Erneuerung demokratischen Denkens in Deutschland nach 1945 V. Sellin: Die Universitat im Jahre 1945 E. Wolgast: K. H. Bauer - der erste Heidelberger Nachkriegsrektor K. von Beyme: K. Jaspers - vom philosophischen Auaenseiter zum Praeceptor Germaniae A. Rabinbach: K. Jaspers' aDie Schuldfrageo I. Pilling: Uberlegungen H. Arendts zur Nachkriegszeit C. Jansen: Politische Initiativen und Argumentationsmuster von W. Jellinek, G. Radbruch und W. Hellpach J. Z. Muller: How Vital was the Geist in Heidelberg in 1945? F. Reutter: Die Grundung und Entwicklung der Parteien in Heidelberg M. Lurz: Offentliches Gedachtnis in den Jahren 1945 und 1946 H. Treiber: Salon-Geselligkeit und Vortragskultur im Nachkriegs-Heidelberg R. Koshar: German Political Culture after World War II J. Thierfelder: Der Heidelberger Pfarrer H. Maas H.-M. Lauterer: Marie Baum G. Roth: M. Weber als liberale Nationalistin E. Demm: A. Webers aFreier Sozialismuso J. C. Hea: Heuss und der Neubeginn liberaler Rhetorik 1945/46 J. Herf: Late Victory of Lost Causes . (Franz Steiner 1996)

The Heidelberg Myth

The Heidelberg Myth

Author: Steven P. Remy

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674009339

Category: History

Page: 370

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In the first work to examine both nazification and denazification of a major German university, Steven Remy offers a sobering account of the German academic community from 1933 to 1957. Deeply researched in university archives, newly opened denazification records, occupation reports, and contemporary publications, The Heidelberg Myth starkly details how extensively the university's professors were engaged with National Socialism and how effectively they frustrated postwar efforts to ascertain the truth. Many scholars directly justified or implemented Nazi policies, forming a crucial element in the social consensus supporting Hitler and willingly embracing the Nazis' "German spirit," a concept encompassing aggressive nationalism, anti-Semitism, and the rejection of objectivity in scholarship. In elaborate postwar self-defense narratives, they portrayed themselves as unpolitical and uncorrupted by Nazism. This "Heidelberg myth" provided justification for widespread resistance to denazification and the restoration of compromised scholars to their positions, and set the remarkably long-lasting consensus that German academic culture had remained untainted by Nazi ideology. The Heidelberg Myth is a valuable contribution to German social, intellectual, and political history, as well as to works on collective memory in societies emerging from dictatorship.

Technology Transfer out of Germany after 1945

Technology Transfer out of Germany after 1945

Author: Burghard Ciesla

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134958931

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 169

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Technology Transfer Out of Germany studies the movement of technology and scientists between East Germany and the Soviet Union, and West Germany and the Western Allies, using documented examples and case studies, and asks whether the confiscation of documents, equipment and scientists can really be considered to be a form of 'intellectual reparation.'

1945: Victory in the West

1945: Victory in the West

Author: Peter Caddick-Adams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781529151718

Category: History

Page: 688

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March 1945. Allied troops are poised to cross the Rhine and sweep on into Germany. Victory is finally within their grasp. But if they believe this victory can be easily won, they face swift disillusionment. The final 100 days of the Second World War will prove to be bitterly and bloodily fought, village by village, town by town. In Victory in the West 1945 acclaimed military historian Peter Caddick-Adams brings this closing stage of the Allies' fight against Nazi Germany brilliantly to life. He explores the immense challenges they faced in crossing the Rhine on a 300-mile front. He tells stories of individual acts of resolve and heroism, of often exhausted troops pressing forward attacks in the face of ferocious resistance. He recounts their shocked first encounters with the barbarities of Hitler's regime as they reached the gates of Buchenwald, Belsen and Dachau. And he goes behind the front line to analyse the strategic decisions made at Allied headquarters and to offer pin-sharp portraits of the military leaders. Throughout he draws on a vast range of memoirs and personal interviews with survivors to give a vivid sense of what it was like to encounter enemy combatants and civilians face to face. Compulsively readable, this will be the standard work on the closing days of the Second World War for a generation.

In the Shadow of Catastrophe

In the Shadow of Catastrophe

Author: Anson Rabinbach

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520207440

Category: History

Page: 263

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"The quality of Rabinbach's intellectual history and his ability to write about highly complex texts in an accessible way are unassailable. His conviction that this German tradition of thought still exerts a strong intellectual and even political influence today makes In the Shadow of Catastrophe a direct and powerful intervention in current debates. This book is a gem!"--Andreas Huyssen, author of Twilight Memories

Report from Heidelberg

Report from Heidelberg

Author: Army Air Forces Aero Medical Center (Heidelberg, Germany)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822035071612

Category: Artificial limbs

Page: 104

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Science and Ideology

Science and Ideology

Author: Mark Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136466625

Category: History

Page: 288

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Does science work best in a democracy? Were 'Soviet' or 'Nazi' science fundamentally different from science in the USA? These questions have been passionately debated in the recent past. Particular developments in science took place under particular political regimes, but they may or may not have been directly determined by them. Science and Ideology brings together a number of comparative case studies to examine the relationship between science and the dominant ideology of a state. Cybernetics in the USA is compared to France and the Soviet Union. Postwar Allied science policy in occupied Germany is juxtaposed to that in Japan. The essays are narrowly focussed, yet cover a wide range of countries and ideologies. The collection provides a unique comparative history of scientific policies and practices in the 20th century.

Divided Memory

Divided Memory

Author: Jeffrey Herf

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674416628

Category: History

Page: 557

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A significant new look at the legacy of the Nazi regime, this book exposes the workings of past beliefs and political interests on how--and how differently--the two Germanys have recalled the crimes of Nazism, from the anti-Nazi emigration of the 1930s through the establishment of a day of remembrance for the victims of National Socialism in 1996.