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Reminder: CFP for Research Workshop Program, Mandel Center, USHMM (Deadline 22 May 2020)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: RESEARCH WORKSHOP PROGRAM
Applications due May 22, 2020

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies invites proposals from individuals and institutions to co-organize research workshops in conjunction with the Mandel Center in 2021. 

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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

Author: 
Ulrike Weckel
Reviewer: 
Steven R. Cerf

Cerf on Weckel, 'Beschämende Bilder: Deutsche Reaktionen auf alliierte Dokumentarfilme über befreite Konzentrationslager'

Ulrike Weckel. Beschämende Bilder: Deutsche Reaktionen auf alliierte Dokumentarfilme über befreite Konzentrationslager. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2012. 672 pp. EUR 76.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-515-10113-4.

Reviewed by Steven R. Cerf (Bowdoin College) Published on H-German (February, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

The Showing of Allied Documentary Atrocity Films in 1945 and 1946 and the Shaming of Three Groups of German Nationals

Author: 
Adam Kożuchowski
Reviewer: 
John Fahey

Fahey on Kożuchowski, 'The Afterlife of Austria-Hungary: The Image of the Habsburg Monarchy in Interwar Europe'

Adam Kożuchowski. The Afterlife of Austria-Hungary: The Image of the Habsburg Monarchy in Interwar Europe. Russian and East European Studies Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013. 232 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6265-6.

Reviewed by John Fahey (Purdue University) Published on H-German (February, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Finding Meaning in Austria-Hungary’s Postmortem

Author: 
Hartmut Berghoff, Jürgen Kocka, Dieter Ziegler, eds.
Reviewer: 
Stephen J. Silvia

Silvia on Berghoff and Kocka and Ziegler, 'Business in the Age of Extremes: Essays in Modern German and Austrian Economic History'

Hartmut Berghoff, Jürgen Kocka, Dieter Ziegler, eds. Business in the Age of Extremes: Essays in Modern German and Austrian Economic History. Publications of the German Historical Institute Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. ix + 249 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-01695-8.

Reviewed by Stephen J. Silvia (American University) Published on H-German (January, 2015) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Pamela E. Swett
Reviewer: 
Janet M. C. Walmsley

Walmsley on Swett, 'Selling under the Swastika: Advertising and Commercial Culture in Nazi Germany'

Pamela E. Swett. Selling under the Swastika: Advertising and Commercial Culture in Nazi Germany. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013. 361 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-7355-3; $65.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8047-8883-0.

Reviewed by Janet M. C. Walmsley (George Mason University) Published on H-German (November, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

How to Sell in the Hardest of Times

Author: 
Christoph Strohm
Reviewer: 
Amy Nelson Burnett

Burnett on Gordon, 'Calvin' and Neuser, 'Johann Calvin: Leben und Werk in seiner Frühzeit 1509-1541' and Reinhardt, 'Die Tyrannei der Tugend: Calvin und die Reformation in Genf' and Strohm, 'Johannes Calvin: Leben und Werk des Reformators'

Bruce Gordon. Calvin. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009. Illustrations. xiii + 398 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-12076-9.Wilhelm H. Neuser. Johann Calvin: Leben und Werk in seiner Frühzeit 1509-1541. Reformed Historical Theology Series. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009. 352 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-525-56915-3.Volker Reinhardt.

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