Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Book — xiii, 327 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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List of abbreviations
Part I. Troublesome Heroes: The Post-War Treatment of Resistance Veterans: 1. Approaching victory and re-establishing the state
2. Heroes of a nation: Belgium and France
3. A nation of heroes: the Netherlands
Part II. Repatriating Displaced Populations from Germany: 4. Displaced populations
5. The challenge to the post-war state: Belgium and the Netherlands
6. Petain's exiles and De Gaulle's deportees
Part III. The Legacy of Forced Economic Migration: 7. Labour and total war
8. Moral panic: 'the soap, the suit and above all the Bible'
9. Patriotic scrutiny
10. 'Deportation': the defence of the labour conscripts
Part IV. Martyrs and Other Victims of Nazi Persecution
11. Plural persecutions
12. National martyrdom
13. Patriotic memories and the genocide
14. Remembering the war and legitimising the post-war international order
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This volume, in Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare series, examines how France, Belgium and the Netherlands emerged from the military collapse and humiliating Nazi occupation they suffered during the Second World War. Rather than traditional armed conflict, the human consequences of Nazi policies were resistance, genocide and labour migration to Germany. Pieter Lagrou offers a genuinely comparative approach to these issues, based on extensive archival research; he underlines the divergence between ambiguous experiences of occupation and the univocal post-war patriotic narratives which followed. His book reveals striking differences in political cultures as well as close convergence in the creation of a common Western European discourse, and uncovers disturbing aspects of the aftermath of the war, including post-war antisemitism and the marginalisation of resistance veterans. Brilliantly researched and fluently written, this book will be of central interest to all scholars and students of twentieth-century European history. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Not just the heritage of the Nazi, says Gaab (history, State U. of New York-Farmingdale) but nearly a century of political tradition had to be dismantled and replaced by the US occupation forces after World War II. He details how the US military reorganized the legal system in accordance with the principles of democracy, and how the Germans, though aware that radical changes were necessary, were conscious of the part the judiciary played in sabotaging the previous experiment with democratic government, the Weimar Republic. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Part 1 The fatally flawed attempt at nonfraternization. Part 2 fraternization encouraged. Part 3 A new political life: the resurrection of democracy
detailed American influence. Part 4 Economic and population factors: economic overview
the people involved
employment of Germans
investments which benefited Germans
total monetary stimulation by the US Forces. Part 5 American and the reconstruction of education: the schools
other reeducational program
the American houses
reeducation through the Trade Unions
an assessment. Part 6 Associated reeducation efforts in the west
British reforms. Part 7 The rehabilitation of the information media: newspapers, radio, books and periodicals. Part 8 Other influences on the cultural milieu: motion pictures
changes in society. Part 9 American neighbours. Part 10 American nuisances.
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This is an examination of the social, economic, political and cultural institutions in Germany after 1945, with special attention focused upon the many facets of the American occupation and its significance for Germans. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Washington, D.C. : German Historical Institute, c1997.
Book — 128 p. ; 23 cm.
Introduction / Geoffrey J. Giles
1945 and the continuities of German history : reflections on memory, historiography, and politics / Konrad H. Jarausch
Stunde Null in German politics? Confessional culture, realpolitik, and the organization of Christian democracy / Maria D. Mitchell --American sociology and German re-education after World War II / Uta Gerhardt --German literature, year zero : writers and politics, 1945-1953 / Stephen Brockmann
Stunde Null der Frauen? : Renegotiating women's place in postwar West Germany / Maria Höhn
The new city : German urban planning and the zero hour / Jeffry M. Diefendorf
Stunde Null at the ground level : 1945 as a social and political Ausgangspunkt in three cities in the U.S. zone of occupation / Rebecca Boehling.
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Book — xii, 522 p. : map ; 24 cm.
2. Making peace
3. The limits of reform: the US zone
4. A fragile friendship
5. The Russian challenge
6. Bizonal beginnings
7. The doctors deliberate
8. Marshall's medicine
9. A separate state
10. Cold War Germany
Conclusion: the American decision to divide Germany.
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In this fresh and challenging study of the origins of the Cold War, Professor Eisenberg traces the American role in dividing post-war Germany. Drawing upon many original documentary sources, she examines the Allied meeting on the Elbe, follows the Great Powers through their confrontation in Berlin, and culminates with the creation of the West German state in the fall of 1949. In contrast to many works in the field, the book argues that the partition of Germany was fundamentally an American decision. US policy-makers chose partition, mobilized reluctant West Europeans behind that approach, and, by excluding the Soviets from West Germany, contributed to the isolation of East Germany and the emergence of the post-World War II US-Soviet rivalry. The volume casts new light on the Berlin blockade, demonstrating that the United States rejected United Nations mediation and relied on its nuclear monopoly as the means of protecting its German agenda. (source: Nielsen Book Data)