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Confronting the Holocaust, 1945–9

Caroline Sharples

Caroline Sharples is Research Fellow in the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of West Germans and the Nazi Legacy (2012) and co-editor, along with Olaf Jensen, of Britain and the Holocaust: Remembering and Representing War and Genocide (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postwar Germany and the Holocaust

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...The period of Allied occupation between 1945 and 1949 saw the German population working through their first – forced – confrontation with Nazi atrocities. Exposure to graphic images circulated by Allied photographers, together with newsreel...

Body Damage

Home/Front : The Military, War and Gender in Twentieth-Century Germany

Berg, 2002

Book Chapter

...Politicians and military officers hoped the First World War would become something of a ‘fountain of youth’ for the German nation. There was a sense that it would radically renew a society that individualism had rendered sickly...

From Stigma to Cult: Changing Meanings in East German Consumer Culture

The Making of the Consumer : Knowledge, Power and Identity in the Modern World

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...It is astonishing: an enraptured outcry travelled through East Germany when the hazelnut-filled chocolate bar Bambina (thought to be lost) appeared again on supermarket shelves. Shortly thereafter a prominent actor wistfully remembered...

Flying and Killing

Stefanie Schüler-Springorum

Stefanie Schüler-Springorum is Director, Institute for the History of German Jews, Hamburg. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Home/Front : The Military, War and Gender in Twentieth-Century Germany

Berg, 2002

Book Chapter

...When during the Kosovo War German pilots flew combat missions for the first time since 1945, the local popular press celebrated its fresh, still anonymous ‘heroes’. The journalists immediately placed them in the ‘ancestral line of German...

Homosexuality

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...A clothed young man watches six men of different physiques and ages who, with only their genitals covered, pose in an open-air bath in the midst of an urban setting. A highly suggestive choreography of male bodies is on display. The eyes...

Consumption Politics in the GDR in the 1950s and 1960s

The Politics of Consumption : Material Culture and Citizenship in Europe and America

Berg, 2001

Book Chapter

...‘Social scientists’, Charles Maier recently remarked, ‘find it difficult to accept that coercive regimes may rest on general acceptance and sometimes enthusiasm.’ C.S. Maier, Dissolution: The Crisis of Communism and the End of East Germany...

Drugs, Consumption, and Internationalization in Hamburg 1960–1968

Consuming Germany in the Cold War

Berg, 2003

Book Chapter

...Between 1964 and 1968, Germany experienced a rapid rise in drug consumption among its young citizens. Youth consumption of drugs was largely a product of two closely tied phenomena that emerged at the end of the 1950s and continued unabated...

Betwixt and Between: Making Makeshift Animals in Nineteenth-Century Zoological Gardens

Animal History in the Modern City : Exploring Liminality

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...Oxford Living Dictionaries, available online: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/pen#PEN_Residual_700 (accessed 28 February 2017). Introduction: Articulating the history of the modern zoo...

Representing the Volksgemeinschaft: Art in the Third Reich

Life and Times in Nazi Germany

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Clinefelter argues that art in the Third Reich shaped the new, biologically defined Volksgemeinschaft (national community). Tracing the evolution of cultural policy during the regime’s first four years, she shows how painting, graphic works...

From Neighbour to Consumer: The Transformation of Retailer–Consumer Relationships in Twentieth-Century Germany

The Making of the Consumer : Knowledge, Power and Identity in the Modern World

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...Modern mass consumer societies are organized around two principal actors. On the one hand, the consumer is often seen as the unchallenged sovereign, deciding what will be bought. On the other hand, retailers and retailing have established...