Prague in Black: Nazi Rule and Czech Nationalism by Chad Bryant
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Overview: In September 1938, the Munich Agreement delivered the Sudetenland to Germany. Six months later, Hitler’s troops marched unopposed into Prague and established the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia – the first non-German territory to be occupied by Nazi Germany. Although Czechs outnumbered Germans thirty to one, Nazi leaders were determined to make the region entirely German. Chad Bryant explores the origins and implementation of these plans as part of a wider history of Nazi rule and its consequences for the region. To make the Protectorate German, half the Czech population (and all Jews) would be expelled or killed, with the other half assimilated into a German national community with the correct racial and cultural composition. With the arrival of Reinhard Heydrich, Germanization measures accelerated. People faced mounting pressure from all sides. The Nazis required their subjects to act (and speak) German, while Czech patriots, and exiled leaders, pressed their countrymen to act as good Czechs.By destroying democratic institutions, harnessing the economy, redefining citizenship, murdering the Jews, and creating a climate of terror, the Nazi occupation set the stage for the post-war expulsion of Czechoslovakia’s three million Germans and for the Communists’ rise to power in 1948. The region, Bryant shows, became entirely Czech, but not before Nazi rulers and their post-war successors had changed forever what it meant to be Czech, or German.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
The Nazi Genocide of the Roma: Reassessment and Commemoration (War and Genocide) 1st Edition by Anton Weiss-Wendt
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Overview: Using the framework of genocide, this volume analyzes the patterns of persecution of the Roma in Nazi-dominated Europe. Detailed case studies of France, Austria, Romania, Croatia, Ukraine, and Russia generate a critical mass of evidence that indicates criminal intent on the part of the Nazi regime to destroy the Roma as a distinct group. Other chapters examine the failure of the West German State to deliver justice, the Romani collective memory of the genocide, and the current political and historical debates. As this revealing volume shows, however inconsistent or geographically limited, over time, the mass murder acquired a systematic character and came to include ever larger segments of the Romani population regardless of the social status of individual members of the community.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > Holocaust
Artists in Nazi-Occupied France: A German Officer’s Memoir
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Suicide in Nazi Germany by Christian Goeschel
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Overview: The suicides of Hitler, Goebbels, Bormann, Himmler, and later Goering on the finish of World Struggle II have been solely essentially the most distinguished in a suicide epidemic that has no historic parallel and that may inform us a lot concerning the Third Reich’s peculiar self-destructiveness and the depths of Nazi fanaticism.
Wanting on the suicides of each Nazis and abnormal individuals in Germany from the top of World Struggle I till the top of World Struggle II, Christian Goeschel reveals how suicides amongst completely different inhabitants teams, together with supporters, opponents, and victims of the regime, responded to the social, cultural, financial, and political context of the time. Richly grounded in gripping and beforehand unpublished supply materials Suicide in Nazi Germany gives a brand new perspective on the central social and political crises of the period, from revolution, financial collapse, and the rise of the Nazis, to Germany’s complete defeat in 1945.
Style: Non Fiction > Historical past > World Struggle II
Artists in Nazi-Occupied France: A German Officer’s Memoir by Werner Lange
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Overview: Artists in Nazi-Occupied France is the memoir of Werner Lange detailing his experiences as a senior Nazi Officer in the course of the Occupation. From 1940 to 1944 Werner Lange served as a Lieutenant of the Propagandastaffel, the German propaganda service in Paris, overseeing visible artists nonetheless dwelling in France. His was a privileged place and he loved the cultural lifetime of Paris, even in the course of the occupation years. From their Champs Elysées Head Quarters, the Nazi administration oversaw the inventive and mental lifetime of occupied France.
With Physician Werner Lange on the very coronary heart of the system the place he organized the infamous official go to by French artists to Nazi Germany, a significant success for the Propagandastaffel, in addition to the Arno Breker exposition within the Palais de Chaillot.
All through his memoir, Lange contains tales of his encounters together with his "mates" together with famend artists resembling Maurice Utrillo, Pablo Picasso, Kees Van Dongen, Aristide Maillol, Gertrude Stein and Jean Cocteau. After sitting untouched for many years within the archives of famend gallery proprietor Diane Vierny, Lange’s memoir was found by writer Victor Loupan and printed in France in 2015. Now this fascinating first-hand account of Paris throughout a really dramatic interval of French historical past is printed in English for the primary time. No different memoir of this era supplies such intimate and detailed accounts of the everyday lives of artists in the course of the Occupation.
Style: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs