Hitler's Legacy: West German Confronts the Aftermath of the Third Reich

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Hitler's Legacy is the first comprehensive look at the Nazi problem in Germany from 1945 until today. The work stresses the major personnel controversies that arose from the reappearance of Nazis in key positions and the payment of generous pensions to Third Reich officials by West German governments. The first comprehensive summary of Germany's own war-crime trials held since 1945, it also provides an overview of the allied postwar war crime trials at Nuremberg and elsewhere. Two case studies highlight the ...
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Hitler's Legacy is the first comprehensive look at the Nazi problem in Germany from 1945 until today. The work stresses the major personnel controversies that arose from the reappearance of Nazis in key positions and the payment of generous pensions to Third Reich officials by West German governments. The first comprehensive summary of Germany's own war-crime trials held since 1945, it also provides an overview of the allied postwar war crime trials at Nuremberg and elsewhere. Two case studies highlight the post-Nazi milieu of 1950s West Germany: Theodor Oberlaender and Hans Globke. Both men played significant roles in the Nazi regime and became more prominent in Adenauer's 1950s West German government.
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Looks at the Nazi problem in Germany from the end of World War II until today, stressing the major personnel controversies that arose from the reappearance of Nazis in key positions in the new government and the payment of generous pensions to Third Reich officials. Overviews the Allied war-crime trials at Nuremburg and elsewhere, but also examines Germany's own trials held since 1945. Presents case studies of Theodor Oberlander and Hans Globke, both of whom were prominent both in the Nazi regime and the Adenaur government during the 1950s. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The Postwar Framework Of The New Germany 15
The Return Of Nazi Officials 61
Oberlander: The Old Order And The New Regime 105
Hans Globke: Civil Footsoldier For The Nazi Reich 173
Allied Trials Of Nazi Offenders 221
West German Trials Of Nazi Offenders: Through 1950s 259
A Trial Which Failed: Dr. Heyde Alias Dr. Sawade 295
West German Trials Of Nazi Offenders: Since 1950s 313
Ex Nazis Use Libel Law To Evade Their Responsibility 357
Concluding Observations 373
Abbreviations 381
Biographical Index 383
Bibliography 399
Index 419
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