In 1933, Jews, and to a lesser extent, political opponents of the Nazis, suffered an unprecedented loss of positions and livelihood at Germany's universities. With few exceptions, the academic elite welcomed and justified the acts of the Nazi regime, uttered no word of protest when their Jewish and liberal colleagues were dismissed, and did not stir when Jewish students were barred admission.
The subject of how German scholars responded to the Nazi regime continues to fascinate and be an area of scholarship. In this collection, Rabinbach and Bialas bring some of the best scholarly contributions together in one cohesive volume, to deliver a shocking conclusion: whatever diverse motives German intellectuals may have had in 1933, the image of Nazism as an alien power imposed on German universities from without was a convenient fiction.
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About the Author
Dr. Wolfgang Bialas is a specialist in 19th- and 20th-century German culture, literature, intellectual history, and film. An associate professor of philosophy at United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, he lives in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
Dr. Anson Rabinbach is a specialist in modern European history with an emphasis on intellectual and cultural history. He has published extensively on Nazi Germany, Austria, and European thought in the 19th and 20th centuries. The director of European Cultural Studies at Princeton University, he lives in Princeton, NJ.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Humanities in Nazi Germany Wolfgang Bialas Anson Rabinbach viii
1 The Humanities in Germany after 1933: Semantic Transformations and the Nazification of the Disciplines Georg Bollenbeck 1
2 "We are no longer the university of the liberal age:" The Humanities and National Socialism at Heidelberg Steven P. Remy 21
3 The Goethe Society in Weimar as Showcase of Germanistik during the Weimar Republic and the Nazi Regime Ehrhard Bahr 50
4 Difficulty of Democracy: Rethinking the Political in the Philosophy of the Thirties (Gehlen, Schmitt, Heidegger) Dieter Thomä 75
5 Fascism and Hermeneutics: Gadamer and the Ambiguities of "Inner Emigration" Richard Wolin 101
6 Selected Affinities: Nietzsche and the Nazis Martin Schwab 140
7 "Images of Mankind" and the Notion of Order in Philosophical Anthropology and National Socialism: Arnold Gehlen Karl-Siegbert Rehberg 178
8 German Historical Scholarship under National Socialism Willi Oberkrome 207
9 Baroque Legacies: National Socialism's Benjamin Jane O. Newman 238
10 Nazism, "Orientalism," and Humanism Suzanne Marchand 267
11 Classics in the Second World War Volker Losemann 306
12 English and Romance Studies in Germany's Third Reich Frank-Rutger Hausmann 341
13 For "Volk, Blood, and God": The Theological Faculty at the University of Jena during the Third Reich Susannah Heschel 365
14 Nazi Historical Scholarship on the "Jewish Question" Alan E. Steinweis 399