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In Hitler's shadow : West German historians and the attempt to escape from the Nazi past

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In Hitler's shadow : West German historians and the attempt to escape from the Nazi past
Call No: 943.086 E92i

Call Number943.086 E92i
Dates[1989]; ©1989
Statement of ResponsibilityRichard J. Evans.
Creators & ContributorsEvans, Richard J. (author)
Summary"In Hitler's Shadow... is a study of recent attempts by some West German historians to free the German conscience from guilt about its Nazi past. These new revisionists argue that Germans have no more to be ashamed of than other peoples: Auschwitz, they say, does not stand alone in history; it was merely one of a number of similar crimes, from Stalin's purges to the mass murders committed by Pol Pot. The German army was not trying to impose a genocidal dictatorship; it was fighting to prevent a Communist takeover of Europe... The new revisionism does not, Evans argues, succeed in making its case, and many of the neoconservative theses bear a disturbing resemblance to arguments first put forward by the Nazis themselves. The survival and strengthening of democracy in West Germany, Evans argues, require an honest and open confrontation with the Nazi past." —Back cover
Contents
  1. The Burden of Guilt
  2. "Asiatic Deeds"
  3. Bulwark against Bolshevism?
  4. Auschwitz and Elsewhere
  5. Reshaping Central Europe
  6. Germany and the West
Physical Description x, 196 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Pantheon Books
EditionFirst Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 186–189) and index
RecognitionGifted in 1997 by Jeffrey D. Narver