The Green and the Brown: A History of Conservation in Nazi Germany

The Green and the Brown: A History of Conservation in Nazi Germany

by Frank Uekoetter, Frank Uekotter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521848199

ISBN-13: 9780521848190

Pub. Date: 07/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This study provides the first comprehensive discussion of conservation in Nazi Germany. Looking at Germany in an international context, it analyses the roots of conservation in the late 19th century, the gradual adaptation of racist and nationalist thinking among conservationists in the 1920s and their indifference to the Weimar Republic. It describes how the

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This study provides the first comprehensive discussion of conservation in Nazi Germany. Looking at Germany in an international context, it analyses the roots of conservation in the late 19th century, the gradual adaptation of racist and nationalist thinking among conservationists in the 1920s and their indifference to the Weimar Republic. It describes how the German conservation movement came to cooperate with the Nazi regime and discusses the ideological and institutional lines between the conservation movement and the Nazis. Uekoetter further examines how the conservation movement struggled to do away with a troublesome past after World War II, making the environmentalists one of the last groups in German society to face up to its Nazi burden. It is a story of ideological convergence, of tactical alliances, of careerism, of implication in crimes against humanity, and of deceit and denial after 1945. It is also a story that offers valuable lessons for today's environmental movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521848190
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2006
Series:
Studies in Environment and History Series
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

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Table of Contents

1. The Nazis and the environment: a relevant topic?; 2. Ideas: diverse roots and a common cause; 3. Institutions: working towards the Führer; 4. Conservation at work: four case studies; 5. On the paper trail: the everyday business of conservation; 6. Changes in the land; 7. Continuity and silence: conservation after 1945; 8. Lessons.

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