Recent Discussions

CFP: The Study of Nationalities Convention (April 2015)

The Central Europe Section of the Program Committee for the 20th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) at Columbia University, NY, sponsored by the Harriman Institute, 23-25 April 2015, invites submissions of paper proposals dealing with nationalism, national identity, or ethnicity.

CFP: Missouri Valley History Conference- Call for Panels relating to Holocaust and Genocide Studies

In conjunction with the Missouri Valley History Conference, the Fried Holocaust and Genocide Studies Initiative at UNO is sponsoring panels that deal with any and all issues relating to Holocaust and Genocide Studies.  We particularly welcome complete panel submissions but also individual papers.  While the theme of the conference is "Our Natural World," we welcome applications on all topics.

REV: Alvis on Joskowicz, 'The Modernity of Others: Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France'

Ari Joskowicz. The Modernity of Others: Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France. Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013. 392 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8702-4.

Reviewed by Robert E. Alvis (Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology)
Published on H-German (October, 2014)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

REV: Poling on Lachmund, 'Greening Berlin: The Co-Production of Science, Politics, and Urban Nature'

Jens Lachmund. Greening Berlin: The Co-Production of Science, Politics, and Urban Nature. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2012. Illustrations. 336 pp. $42.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-01859-3; $28.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-262-31241-7.

Reviewed by Kristin Poling (University of Michigan - Dearborn)
Published on H-German (October, 2014)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

CfP: Jewish Consumer Cultures in 19th and 20th Century Europe and America (May 2015)

Call for Papers

May 7-9, 2015
Conference at the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC
Conveners: Paul Lerner (University of Southern California / Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies), Anne C. Schenderlein (GHI), Uwe Spiekermann (GHI)

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Donald Bloxham
Reviewer: 
Craig Pepin

Pepin on Bloxham, 'Genocide on Trial: War Crimes Trials and the Formation of Holocaust History and Memory'


Donald Bloxham. Genocide on Trial: War Crimes Trials and the Formation of Holocaust History and Memory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. xix + 273 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-925904-5; $149.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-820872-3.

Reviewed by Craig Pepin (Champlain College)
Published on H-German (February, 2006)

Author: 
André Steiner
Reviewer: 
Alfred Reckendrees

Reckendrees on Steiner, 'Von Plan zu Plan: Eine Wirtschaftsgeschichte der DDR'


André Steiner. Von Plan zu Plan: Eine Wirtschaftsgeschichte der DDR. München: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2004. 275 S. EUR 19.90 (broschiert), ISBN 978-3-421-05590-3.

Reviewed by Alfred Reckendrees (Department of Economic and Social History, University of Cologne)
Published on H-German (February, 2006)

A Tragedy in Five Acts: The Economic History of the GDR

Author: 
Gavriel David Rosenfeld
Reviewer: 
Drew Bergerson

Bergerson on Rosenfeld, 'The World Hitler Never Made: Alternate History and the Memory of Nazism'


Gavriel David Rosenfeld. The World Hitler Never Made: Alternate History and the Memory of Nazism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 524 S. $32.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-84706-3.

Reviewed by Drew Bergerson (Department of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Published on H-German (February, 2006)

Amazing Tales

Author: 
Thorsten B. Olesen, ed.
Reviewer: 
Patrick Salmon

Salmon on Olesen, 'The Cold War and the Nordic Countries: Historiography at a Crossroads'


Thorsten B. Olesen, ed. The Cold War and the Nordic Countries: Historiography at a Crossroads. Odense: University Press of Southern Denmark, 2004. 194 pp. DKR 225.00 (paper), ISBN 978-87-7838-857-5.

Reviewed by Patrick Salmon (Foreign & Commonwealth Office [London])
Published on H-German (February, 2006)

The Cold War on the Northern Flank

Author: 
Irene Guenther
Reviewer: 
Yvonne Houy

Houy on Guenther, 'Nazi Chic?: Fashioning Women in the Third Reich'


Irene Guenther. Nazi Chic?: Fashioning Women in the Third Reich. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2004. 320 S. $109.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-85973-400-1; $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-85973-717-0.

Reviewed by Yvonne Houy (UNLV Honors College)
Published on H-German (February, 2006)

The Nazis' New Clothes

Author: 
Rebecca Wittmann
Reviewer: 
Caroline Sharples

Sharples on Fritz Bauer Institut and Staatliches Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, 'Der Auschwitz-Prozess: Tonbandmitschnitte, Protokolle und Dokumente' and Wittmann, 'Beyond Justice: The Auschwitz Trial'


Fritz Bauer Institut, Staatliches Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Der Auschwitz-Prozess: Tonbandmitschnitte, Protokolle und Dokumente. Berlin: Directmedia Publishing, 2004. 1 DVD-ROM. EUR 45.00 (dvd-rom), ISBN 978-3-89853-501-4.Rebecca Wittmann. Beyond Justice: The Auschwitz Trial. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005. 336 S. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-01694-1.

Author: 
Theodor Scharnholz
Reviewer: 
Steven P. Remy

Remy on Scharnholz, 'Heidelberg und die Besatzungsmacht: Zur Entwicklung der Beziehungen zwischen einer deutschen Kommune und ihrer amerikanische Garnison (1948/49-1955)'


Theodor Scharnholz. Heidelberg und die Besatzungsmacht: Zur Entwicklung der Beziehungen zwischen einer deutschen Kommune und ihrer amerikanische Garnison (1948/49-1955). Heidelberg: Ubstadt-Weiher, 2002. 304 pp. EUR 22.80 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-89735-193-6.

Reviewed by Steven P. Remy (Department of History, Brooklyn College, City University of New York)
Published on H-German (February, 2006)

The Little America Next Door

Author: 
Hans Sarkowicz
Reviewer: 
Peter Paret

Paret on Sarkowicz, 'Hitlers Künstler: Die Kultur im Dienst des Nationalsozialismus'


Hans Sarkowicz. Hitlers Künstler: Die Kultur im Dienst des Nationalsozialismus. Frankfurt am Main: Insel Verlag, 2004. 453 S. EUR 24.80 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-458-17203-1.

Reviewed by Peter Paret (School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study)
Published on H-German (February, 2006)

Art in Support of Dictatorship

Author: 
Wlodzimierz Borodziej, Hans Lemberg
Reviewer: 
James Bjork

Bjork on Borodziej and Lemberg, '"Unsere Heimat ist uns ein fremdes Land geworden..." Die Deutschen östlich von Oder und Neiße 1945-1950: Dokumente aus polnischen Archiven, Bd. 2: Zentralpolen. Wojewodschaft Schlesien (Oberschlesien)'


Wlodzimierz Borodziej, Hans Lemberg. "Unsere Heimat ist uns ein fremdes Land geworden..." Die Deutschen östlich von Oder und Neiße 1945-1950: Dokumente aus polnischen Archiven, Bd. 2: Zentralpolen. Wojewodschaft Schlesien (Oberschlesien). Marburg: Herder-Institut Verlag, 2003. VIII + 768 S. + 8 s/w Abb. EUR 75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-87969-294-1.

Reviewed by James Bjork (Department of History, King's College, London)
Published on H-German (February, 2006)

Author: 
John Zilcosky
Reviewer: 
Katherine Arens

Arens on Zilcosky, 'Kafka's Travels: Exoticism, Colonialism, and the Traffic of Writing'


John Zilcosky. Kafka's Travels: Exoticism, Colonialism, and the Traffic of Writing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. xvi + 289 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-23281-8.

Reviewed by Katherine Arens (Department of Germanic Studies, University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-German (February, 2006)

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