Nazi Culture: Intellectual, Cultural and Social Life in the Third Reich / Edition 1

Nazi Culture: Intellectual, Cultural and Social Life in the Third Reich / Edition 1

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by George L. Mosse
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0299193047

ISBN-13: 9780299193041

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

    What was life like under the Third Reich? What went on between parents and children?  What were the prevailing attitudes about sex, morality, religion? How did workers perceive the effects of the New Order in the workplace? What were the cultural currents—in art, music, science, education, drama, and on the radio?
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    What was life like under the Third Reich? What went on between parents and children?  What were the prevailing attitudes about sex, morality, religion? How did workers perceive the effects of the New Order in the workplace? What were the cultural currents—in art, music, science, education, drama, and on the radio?
    Professor Mosse’s extensive analysis of Nazi culture—groundbreaking upon its original publication in 1966—is now offered to readers of a new generation. Selections from newspapers, novellas, plays, and diaries as well as the public pronouncements of Nazi leaders, churchmen, and professors describe National Socialism in practice and explore what it meant for the average German.
    By recapturing the texture of culture and thought under the Third Reich, Mosse’s work still resonates today—as a document of everyday life in one of history’s darkest eras and as a living memory that reminds us never to forget.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299193041
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
George L. Mosse Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
835,502
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxix
1.Hitler Sets the Tone1
Editor's Introduction1
From Culture as the Faith in an Ideal Reich to Its Diffusion Among the Masses5
The Power of Ideals5
The Aryan as Custodian of Culture5
The State Is Not an End But a Means6
The Jew Has No Culture7
The Necessity of Propaganda7
How Hitler Viewed the Masses8
Education Must Be Based on Ideals9
Education, Instinct, and Will10
Hitler Defines Culture in Defining Art11
The Cultural Renascence11
2.What Sort of a Revolution?17
Editor's Introduction17
The Good Fight24
Here Marched the New Germany24
A Meeting-Hall Brawl27
The Bonds of Family30
National Socialism Has Restored the Family30
The German Volk Is an Interlacing of Families34
Marriage, Morality, and Property35
The Ideal of Womanhood39
The Tasks of Women39
Emancipation from the Emancipation Movement40
Domestic Diligence from Blood and Soil41
The Female Bird41
Women That We Can Love41
Frau Goebbels on German Women42
The Blond Craze43
A Shiny Nose and the German Nation43
Faith and Beauty44
Right Conduct45
The Honor Cross of the German Mother45
The Woman Student46
Against the Political Woman47
The Social Reality47
Does the Five O'Clock Tea Suit Our Time?47
Fairytale Scenes on Peacock Island53
Beautiful Gowns at the Annual Press Ball54
Wanted: Croupiers55
3.The Foundation: Racism57
Editor's Introduction57
The Nordic Race as "Ideal Type"61
Racial Soul, Landscape, and World Domination65
The Earth-Centered Jew Lacks a Soul75
Heredity and Racial Biology for Students79
The New Biology: Training in Racial Citizenship81
To Preserve the Strength of the Race: Compulsory Sterilization90
4.Building Myths and Heroes93
Editor's Introduction93
Nietzsche and National Socialism97
A Soldier Believes in Plain Talk101
Michael: A German Fate104
Germany Must Live112
The Difference Between Generations116
Fritz Todt: Contemporary Hero118
Frederick the Great: Prussian Hero119
The Diary of an SA Man's Bride122
On Festivities in the School127
5.Toward A Total Culture133
Editor's Introduction133
Intellectuals Must Belong to the People141
The Birth of Intellectuals145
Streicher the Intellectual146
A Balance Is Necessary146
The German Peasant Formed German History147
Freedom and Organization151
On the National Responsibility of Publishers159
Goebbels Forbids Art Criticism162
What Is German in German Art?163
The Poet Summoned by History165
Wulfe's Manor: Two Episodes in a Peasant's Life168
A Rowdy as Hero: From an Anti-Jewish Novel177
Events at the Prussian State Theater185
Playbills of the Herne City Theater, 1936-1940188
The Winter Program of the German Radio, 1936191
Fundamental Features of Radio Programming, 1938192
German Films for Venice, 1938194
The Film Public Is Not So Stupid195
6.Science and National Socialism197
Editor's Introduction197
The Limits of Science201
Respect for Facts and Aptitude for Exact Observation Reside in the Nordic Race205
Nature Presupposes a Spiritual Disposition208
Psychotherapy and Political World View215
The Physician Must Come to Terms with the Irrational227
7.Christianity235
Editor's Introduction235
The Fuhrer Bequeathed to Me by the Lord241
Christ in the Community of Blood and Fate241
The Task of Proclaiming Christ among the German People243
National Socialist and Christian Concepts Are Incompatible244
The Epistle of St. Paul Is in Error248
To Capture Youth250
Judaism, Christianity, and Germany256
Nurses and Philosophy261
8.The Key: Education of Youth263
Editor's Introduction263
Inside the School271
To Be Part of a Movement!271
The Parents Abdicate274
Skepticism and Participation276
The Lively Youngster280
The Test280
Physical Education and National Socialism281
Ten Calories More Character282
The Fellowship of Battle283
Racial Instruction and the National Community283
Do Not Stand Apart!284
Can Youth Be National Socialist?286
A Schoolbook Sampler287
The Fuhrer of Elementary-School Children287
From the Oak Tree to Certain Victory288
The Sun as a Symbol of Dedicated Youth290
A Flight Through the Storm and Hitler's Mission291
Essays with Right Answers293
The Pressures Outside the School294
The Hitler Youth294
The Development of the SS Man303
The University Community304
The Renovation of the Academic Community304
Work Is Future308
Admission to the Friedrich-Wilhelm University of Berlin309
New Courses for a New Reich312
The Nature of Academic Freedom314
Jewish Graduates Are Numbers, Not Persons317
9.What is the State and Who are its Citizens?319
Editor's Introduction319
Public Law in a New Context323
Civil Rights and the Natural Inequality of Man327
The Reich Citizenship Law335
The Jew Is Outside the Law336
Anchoring the Civil Service in the Nation337
10.Workers and Shopkeepers341
Editor's Introduction341
The Worker: Ideal and Reality346
Statistics on Occupational Composition of Members of the Nazi Party346
The Struggle for the Achievement of German Socialism347
The Correct Attitude Toward Work348
Plant Managers--This Must Not Be!350
A Wage Freeze for Stenographers350
The Conversion of "Comrade" Muller351
The Bill is Presented357
What the German People Pay in Taxes, 1939357
The Cost of Living, 1933-1937359
They Who Serve Are Well Paid361
The Situation of the German Retail Trade362
Throttling the Retail Trade362
The Price Police363
A Butcher Resists364
11.The Assumption of Power365
Editor's Introduction365
Our Town under the Swastika369
The Changed Tempo of Life: The City of Herne375
The Nazis Take Over Cologne377
Little Things Create Pressures383
Vanishing Friends385

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