Heimat, Region, and Empire: Spatial Identities under National Socialism

Heimat, Region, and Empire: Spatial Identities under National Socialism

by Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann, Maiken Umbach

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Overview

This collection brings together international scholars pursuing cutting-edge research on spatial identities under National Socialism. They demonstrate that the spatial identities of the Third Reich can be approached as a history of interrelated dimensions; Heimat, region and Empire were constantly reconstructed through this interrelationship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349351466
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Series: The Holocaust and its Contexts
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

WINSON CHU Assistant Professor of Modern Central European History at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA

GEOFF ELEY Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Michigan, USA

CATHERINE EPSTEIN Associate Professor of History at Amherst College, USA

DANIEL MÜHLENFELD completed his thesis on the Reich Ministry for People's Enlightenment and Propaganda at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany

DETLEF SCHMIECHEN-ACKERMANN Apl. Professor of Modern History at Leibniz University Hanover, Germany

WILLEKE SANDLER Ph.D. Candidate in History at Duke University, Durham, USA

MARTINA STEBER Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute London, UK

ALEXA STILLER Assistant at the Department of Modern History and Contemporary History, University of Berne, Switzerland

ANDREAS STRIPPEL Historian, Publicist and Associate Lecturer at the University of Hamburg, Germany

OLIVER WERNER Research Associate at the Historical Institute of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

THOMAS WILLIAMS Wiener-Anspach Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium

GERHARD WOLF DAAD-lecturer for Modern German History at the University of Sussex, UK

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Images Preface Notes on Contributors Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations Introduction; C-C.W.Szejnmann & M.Umbach PART I: RE-MOULDING REGIONAL IDENTITIES Region and National Socialist Ideology. Reflections on Contained Plurality; M.Steber Milieus, Political Culture and Regional Traditions in Lower Saxony in Comparative Perspective; D.Schmiechen-Ackermann Grenzlandschicksal: Historical Narratives of Regional Identity and National Duty in Gau Oberrhein 1940-44; T.Williams National Socialism and Hierarchichal Regionalism: The German Minorities in Interwar Poland; W.Chu PART II: TRANSFORMING SPACES Germanization of the Warthegau: Germans, Jews, and Poles and the Making of a 'German' Gau; C.Epstein 'A Sense of Heimat Opened up During the War'. German Soldiers and Heimat Abroad; C-C.W.Szejnmann 'Here too lies our Lebensraum': Colonial Space as German Space; W.Sandler Conceptions, Competences and Limits of the German Regional Planning during the 'Four Year Plan', 1936 to 1940; O.Werner PART III: RE-MAKING ETHNICITIES Race, Regional Identity and Volksgemeinschaft. Naturalization of Ethnic German Resettlers in World War II by the Einwandererzentralstelle/Central Immigration Office of the SS; A.Strippel The Reich Propaganda offices and the Political Mentoring of Ethnic German Re-settlers; D.Muhlenfeld Suitable Germans - Enforced Assimilation Policies in Danzig Westprussia, 1939-1945; G.Wolf On the Margins of Volksgemeinschaft: Criteria for Belonging to the Volk in the Nazi Germanization Policy in the Annexed Territories and Beyond, 1939-1945; A.Stiller Commentary: Empire, Ideology, and the East: Thoughts on Nazism's Spatial Imaginary; G.Eley Index

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