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Introduction

Konrad H. Jarausch

in After Hitler

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780195127799
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199869503 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127799.003.13
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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the aftermath of the German defeat and the atrocities committed under Nazi dictatorship. It then considers interpretations of Nazi barbarism. The chapter explains the purpose of the book, which is to explore German political culture during the second half of the 20th century. It looks at the practical rather than the intellectual ways in which Germans dealt with their problematic past.

Keywords: Hitler; Nazis; genocide; Second World War; German political culture

Chapter.  7201 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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