The Holocaust and the West German historians : historical interpretation and autobiographical memory / Nicolas Berg ; translated and edited by Joel Golb.

"This landmark book was first published in Germany, provoking both acclaim and controversy. In this "history of historiography," Nicolas Berg addresses the work of German and German-Jewish historians in the first three decades of post-World War II Germany. He examines how they perceiv...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Berg, Nicolas (Author)
Format: eBook
Published:Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2015]
Series:George L. Mosse series in modern European cultural and intellectual history.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Editorial Note by Joel Golb
  • Introduction to the American Edition
  • 1. Tragedy, Fate, and Breach: Friedrich Meinecke's The German Catastrophe (1946) and the Paradoxes of "National-Historical" Interpretation
  • 2. "A Large Dark Stain on the German Shield of Honor": Gerhard Ritter, Hans Rothfels and the Denationalization of National Socialism
  • 3. Herman Heimpel, Reinhard Wittram, and Fritz Ernst: : A "Demonstration of Protestant Penitence" in 1950s Germany
  • 4. "How Difficult It Is Not to Write Powerfully about Auschwitz!": The Early Years of Munich's Institute for Contemporary History
  • 5. "Prehistorical Excavations" and "Absolute Objectivity": On the Travail of the Polish Jewish Historian of the Holocaust Joseph Wulf
  • Notes
  • Index.