Recent Discussions

CFP: Science Discourses in Media and the Public Sphere of the Cold War; GSA Portland, OR, 3-6 October 2019

This series of panels explore the dynamic relationship between diverging political agendas and state-sponsored scientific research in divided Germany. Between 1945 and 1990, the East and West competed not only ideologically, but also in terms of their scientific feats and media representation of such achievements.

Call for Proposals: Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students in Central European History

On behalf of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar, I am proud to announce the inaugural Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students in Central European History. Full details can be found here. We are initiating this annual prize to honor Professor Jarausch and his long commitment to graduate student instruction. The hope is to discover and reward the most exciting work being done by advanced graduate students in Central European history.

CFA: MA and PhD Scholarships in History at Central European University, Vienna/Budapest

The Department of History at the Central European University is pleased to announce its call for applications for graduate programs in history beginning in the fall of 2019. We offer one- and two-year MA programs, as well as a doctoral program, with tuition wavers and scholarships for the majority of students.

CFP: 2019 GSA Seminar: Beyond the Racial State: New Perspectives on Race in Nazi Germany (deadline: Jan. 26)

We would like to invite you to participate in the seminar “Beyond the Racial State: New Perspectives on Race in Nazi Germany” at the 43rd German Studies Association Conference in Portland, Oregon, October 3-6, 2019.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Glenn Dynner
Reviewer: 
Karen Auerbach

Auerbach on Dynner, 'Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland'

Glenn Dynner. Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 249 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-998851-8.

Reviewed by Karen Auerbach (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill) Published on H-German (June, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Coexistence and Symbiosis: The Jewish Tavernkeeper in Nineteenth-Century Poland

Author: 
David R. Dorondo
Reviewer: 
Kelly McFall

McFall on Dorondo, 'Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945'

David R. Dorondo. Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2012. 352 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61251-086-6.

Reviewed by Kelly McFall Published on H-German (June, 2015) Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Delaying the Inevitable: The Decline of the Cavalry in Germany

Author: 
Ralph Jessen, Lydia Nembach-Langer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert P. Stephens

Stephens on Jessen and Nembach-Langer, 'Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945'

Ralph Jessen, Lydia Nembach-Langer, eds. Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Pub., 2012. xvi + 234 pp. GBP 74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4094-2444-4; ISBN 978-1-4094-2445-1.

Reviewed by Robert P. Stephens (Virginia Tech) Published on H-German (April, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

A Close Examination of Postwar Retailing

Author: 
Thomas Trezise
Reviewer: 
Lily E. Hirsch

Hirsch on Thomas Trezise, 'Witnessing Witnessing: On the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony'

Thomas Trezise. Witnessing Witnessing: On the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. 336 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-4448-5.

Reviewed by Lily E. Hirsch (California State University-Bakersfield) Published on H-German (March, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Trauma and Biography

Author: 
Thomas Doherty
Reviewer: 
Tom Saunders

Saunders on Doherty, 'Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939'

Thomas Doherty. Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939. Film and Culture Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. 448 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16392-7; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16393-4.

Reviewed by Tom Saunders (University of Victoria) Published on H-German (March, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Business Strategies, Politics and Morality: American Cinema and Nazi Germany

Author: 
Martin Schaad
Reviewer: 
Christiane Grieb

Grieb on Schaad, 'Dann geh doch rüber - Über die Mauer in den Osten'

Martin Schaad. Dann geh doch rüber - Über die Mauer in den Osten. Berlin: Ch Links Verlag, 2009. x + 208 pp. EUR 4.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-86153-516-4.

Reviewed by Christiane Grieb (University College London) Published on H-German (March, 2015) Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Stasiobjekt “Mauer”: Menschen im Konflikt zwischen Mauer und Souveränität

Author: 
Leighton S. James
Reviewer: 
Robert D. Billinger, Jr.

Billinger, Jr. on James, 'Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe'

Leighton S. James. Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe. War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850 Series. London: Palgrave Macmillan. xiii + 281 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-24917-2.

Reviewed by Robert D. Billinger, Jr. (Wingate University) Published on H-German (March, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Contemporary Accounts of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe

Author: 
Ronny Loewy, Katharina Rauschenberger
Reviewer: 
Margrit Frolich

Frolich on Loewy and Rauschenberger, '"Der Letzte der Ungerechten": Der "Judenälteste" Benjamin Murmelstein in Filmen 1942-1975'

Ronny Loewy, Katharina Rauschenberger. "Der Letzte der Ungerechten": Der "Judenälteste" Benjamin Murmelstein in Filmen 1942-1975. Wissenschaftliche Reihe des Fritz Bauer Instituts Series. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2011. 208 pp. EUR 24.90 (paper), ISBN 978-3-593-39491-6.

Reviewed by Margrit Frolich (University of California San Diego) Published on H-German (February, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

"Der Letzte der Ungerechten"

Author: 
Lewis H. Siegelbaum, ed.
Reviewer: 
Zachary Doleshal

Doleshal on Siegelbaum, 'The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc'

Lewis H. Siegelbaum, ed. The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011. vii + 242 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4991-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7738-6.

Reviewed by Zachary Doleshal (Sam Houston State University) Published on H-German (February, 2015) Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

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