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"This is one of the first major collections in English devoted solely to the crucial question of how certain groups were officially defined and treated as 'outsiders' in German society under the Nazis. The book takes a laudably wide and imaginative view of its subject, looking beyond the more familiar categories of racial exclusion and complicating the vision of a strictly organized Nazi social order. . . . The authors bring both depth and range to their essays, and the collection as a whole not only offers a series of focussed case studies but also surveys the state of international research in the field."—Jane Caplan, Bryn Mawr College

"Gellately and Stoltzfus have put together a most useful collection of essays. It serves as a timely introduction into a dispersed field of research, and it should generate an interest in further debating the history of outsiders and the nature of social panic in the twentieth century."—Michael Geyer, University of Chicago

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German History
This volume will be essential reading for scholars and students of Nazi Germany for many years to come.
— Matthew Stibbe
German History - Matthew Stibbe
This volume will be essential reading for scholars and students of Nazi Germany for many years to come.
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"This volume will be essential reading for scholars and students of Nazi Germany for many years to come."—Matthew Stibbe, German History
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691086842
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 5/7/2001
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 806,324
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Social Outsiders and the Construction of the Community of the People by Robert Gellately and Nathan Stoltzfus 3
CHAPTER 2 Social Outsiders in German History: From the Sixteenth Century to 1933 by Richard J. Evans 20
CHAPTER 3 No ''Volksgenossen'': Jewish Entrepreneurs in the Third Reich by Frank Bajohr 45
CHAPTER 4 When the Ordinary Became Extraordinary: German Jews Reacting to Nazi Persecution, 1933-1939 by Marion A. Kaplan 66
CHAPTER 5 The Nazi Purge of German Artistic and Cultural Life by Alan E. Steinweis 99
CHAPTER 6 The Limits of Policy: Social Protection of Intermarried German by Jews in Nazi Germany by Nathan Stoltzfus 117
CHAPTER 7 The Exclusion and Murder of the Disabled by Henry Friedlander 145
CHAPTER 8 From Indefinite Confinement to Extermination: "Habitual-Criminals" in the Third Reich by Nikolaus Wachsmann 165
CHAPTER 9 The Ambivalent Outsider: Prostitution, Promiscuity, and VD Control in Nazi Berlin by Annette F. Timor 192
CHAPTER 1O ''Gypsies'' as Social Outsiders in Nazi Germany by Sybil H. Milton 212
CHAPTER 11 The Institutionalization of Homosexual Panic in the Third Reich by Geoffrey J. Giles 233
CHAPTER 12 Police Justice, Popular Justice, and Social Outsiders in Nazi Germany: The Example of Polish Foreign Workers by Robert Gellately 256
CHAPTER 13 Sex, Blood, and Vulnerability: Women Outsiders in German Occupied Europe by Doris L. Bergen 273
CHAPTER 14 Social Outcasts in War and Genocide: A Comparative Perspective by Omer Bartov 294
List of Contributors 319
Index 321

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