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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...

Narratives of Modernity and Welfare in Germany, 1870–1945

German Modernities from Wilhelm to Weimar : A Contest of Futures

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Introduction This chapter initially appeared in Social History 30:2 (May 2005). Earlier versions were originally presented at the conferences of the German Studies Association and the American Historical Association. I would like to thank...

Recalling the Victims of Nazi Racial Persecution since 1945

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

...On 8 May 1985, the West German president, Richard von Weizsäcker, gave a speech before the Bundestag to mark the fortieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War. This was the culmination of a series of commemorative events taking...
...This chapter comes from broader themes developed in my dissertation, “The Selective Appropriation of Modernity: Leisure, Gender and the Catholic Workingmen’s Clubs of Cologne, 1885–1914” (dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison...

Communism and Colonialism in the Red and Black Atlantic

German Modernities from Wilhelm to Weimar : A Contest of Futures

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...The history of Germany and the history of imperialism have long served as stark reminders that modernity is not always a process of growing enlightenment and emancipation. Once, both modern German history and overseas colonialism could...

Christmas as Nazi Holiday: Colonising the Christmas Mood

Life and Times in Nazi Germany

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...This chapter examines Nazi attempts to turn Christmas into a celebration of the Volksgemeinschaft and thereby investigates the ways emotional engineering shaped popular support for the regime’s goals. Nazi ‘intellectuals’ worked hard...