Resistance Against the Third Reich: 1933-1990

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"The history of resistance affords a powerful example of why the present should try to remember a more distant, early modern past" write Michael Geyer and John W. Boyer in their introduction to Resistance against the Third Reich. Addressing the legacy of European resistance, this volume examines the nature of political opposition to unjust rule, which is so often grounded in the bitter conflicts between church and state. This collection is a timely effort to link recent advances in European history with lingering questions concerning resistance
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Overview

"The history of resistance affords a powerful example of why the present should try to remember a more distant, early modern past" write Michael Geyer and John W. Boyer in their introduction to Resistance against the Third Reich. Addressing the legacy of European resistance, this volume examines the nature of political opposition to unjust rule, which is so often grounded in the bitter conflicts between church and state. This collection is a timely effort to link recent advances in European history with lingering questions concerning resistance against the Third Reich.

Contributors include Geoffrey Cocks, "Repressing, Remembering, Working Through: German Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, and the 'Missed Resistance' in the Third Reich"; Werner G. Jeanrond, "From Resistance to Liberation Theology: German Theologians and the Non/Resistance to the National Socialist Regime"; Tony Judt, "'We Have Discovered History': Defeat, Resistance, and the Intellectuals in France"; Claudia Koonz, "Ethical Dilemmas and Nazi Eugenics: Single-Issue Dissent in Religious Contexts"; Hans Mommsen, "The German Resistance against Hitler and the Restoration of Politics"; Frank Trommler, "Between Normality and Resistance: Catastrophic Gradualism in Nazi Germany"; and others.

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This revised and enlarged edition of the supplement published by the Journal of Modern History in December 1992, which presented essays from the March 1990 conference on resistance to National Socialism, contains three previously unpublished essays. Papers address the legacy of European resistance, and examine issues including German workers and the limits of resistance, Jewish child rescue, resistance in Austria, new archival evidence on the White Rose, and antifascist resistance after 1945. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author


John W. Boyer is the Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of History at the University of Chicago, where he has been dean of the College since 1992.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Resistance against the Third Reich as Intercultural Knowledge 1
Ethical Dilemmas and Nazi Eugenics: Single-Issue Dissent in Religious Contexts 15
The Conduct of War: Soldiers and the Barbarization of Warfare 39
The Appeal of Exterminating "Others": German Workers and the Limits of Resistance 53
"In the End I Just Said O.K.": Political and Moral Dimensions of Escape Aid at the Swiss Border 75
Lamed-Vovniks of Twentieth-Century Europe: Participants in Jewish Child Rescue 89
Between Normality and Resistance: Catastrophic Gradualism in Nazi Germany 119
"What Is the Law That Lies behind These Words?" Antigone's Question and the German Resistance against Hitler 141
The German Resistance against Hitler and the Restoration of Politics 151
The Role of the Resistance in Austria, with Special Reference to the Labor Movement 167
Acts of Resistance: The White Rose in the Light of New Archival Evidence 173
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Decision to Resist 201
"We Have Discovered History": Defeat, Resistance, and the Intellectuals in France 214
"A Beacon in the German Darkness": The Anti-Nazi Resistance Legacy in West German Politics 243
German Communism, the Discourse of "Antifascist Resistance," and the Jewish Catastrophe 257
From Resistance to Liberation Theology: German Theologians and the Non/Resistance to the National Socialist Regime 295
Repressing, Remembering, Working Through: German Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, and the "Missed Resistance" in the Third Reich 312
Resistance as Ongoing Project: Visions of Order, Obligations to Strangers, and Struggles for Civil Society, 1933- 1990 325
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