Complicity in the Holocaust: Churches and Universities in Nazi Germany / Edition 1

Complicity in the Holocaust: Churches and Universities in Nazi Germany / Edition 1

by Robert P. Ericksen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1107663334

ISBN-13: 9781107663336

Pub. Date: 02/29/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In one of the darker aspects of Nazi Germany, churches and universities – generally respected institutions – grew to accept and support Nazi ideology. Robert P. Ericksen explains how an advanced, highly-educated, Christian nation could commit the crimes of the Holocaust. This book describes how Germany's intellectual and spiritual leaders

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Overview

In one of the darker aspects of Nazi Germany, churches and universities – generally respected institutions – grew to accept and support Nazi ideology. Robert P. Ericksen explains how an advanced, highly-educated, Christian nation could commit the crimes of the Holocaust. This book describes how Germany's intellectual and spiritual leaders enthusiastically partnered with Hitler's regime, thus becoming active participants in the persecution of Jews, and ultimately, in the Holocaust. Ericksen also examines Germany's deeply flawed yet successful postwar policy of denazification in these institutions. Complicity in the Holocaust argues that enthusiasm for Hitler within churches and universities effectively gave Germans permission to participate in the Nazi regime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107663336
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Why the Holocaust matters in a century of death; 2. Churches and the rise of Hitler; 3. Universities and the rise of Hitler; 4. Consent and collaboration: the churches through 1945; 5. The intellectual arm: universities through 1945; 6. Repressing and reprocessing the past: denazification and its legacy of dissimulation; 7. A closer look: denazification at Göttingen University; 8. Implications.

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