BOOKS RECEIVED: Christoph Kreutzmuller, “Final Sale in Berlin: The Destruction of Jewish Commercial Activity, 1930-1945” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Before the Nazis took power, Jewish business people in Berlin thrived alongside their non-Jewish neighbors. But Nazi racism changed that, gradually destroying Jewish businesses before murdering the Jews themselves. Reconstructing the fate of more… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Quinn Slobodian, “Comrades of Color: East Germany in the Cold War World” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In keeping with the tenets of socialist internationalism, the political culture of the German Democratic Republic strongly emphasized solidarity with the non-white world: children sent telegrams to Angela Davis in prison, workers made contributions… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Susanna Schrafstetter and Alan. E. Steinweis, “The Germans and the Holocaust: Popular Responses to the Persecution and Murder of the Jews ” (Berghahn Books, 2016(
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley For decades, historians have debated how and to what extent the Holocaust penetrated the German national consciousness between 1933 and 1945. How much did “ordinary” Germans know about the subjugation and mass murder of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: David M. Luebke and Mary Lindemann, eds., “Mixed Matches: Transgressive Unions in Germany from the Reformation to the Enlightenment” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The significant changes in early modern German marriage practices included many unions that violated some taboo. That taboo could be theological and involve the marriage of monks and nuns, or refer to social misalliances… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jessica Rapson, “Topographies of Suffering: Buchenwald, Babi Yar, Lidice” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Commentary on memorials to the Holocaust has been plagued with a sense of “monument fatigue”, a feeling that landscape settings and national spaces provide little opportunity for meaningful engagement between present visitors and past… Read More
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