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Reminder: Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students in Central European History (Deadline 31 May 2021)

On behalf of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar, I would like to remind everyone about the third annual Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students in Central European History. We invite any doctoral candidate at a North American university to submit an article or dissertation chapter. A committee will select a winner, who will be given an honorarium and the opportunity to present his or her work to our vibrant seminar. Full details can be found here.

ANN (Lecture): "Defining Antisemitism and Islamophobia: Lessons from UK Universities" Seth Anziska, University College London, 21 April 2021 12pm EST/ 5pm BST 

Dear colleagues,

Please join us tomorrow, April 21 at 12 pm ET/ 5 pm BST, for a lecture by Professor Seth Anziska on Defining Antisemitism and Islamophobia. More information and registration details are available on our website and below: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/jmrn/upcoming-events/defining-antisemitism-and-islamophobia-lessons-from-uk-universities/

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Recent Reviews

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: 
Laura Heins
Reviewer: 
Anjeana Hans

Hans on Heins, 'Nazi Film Melodrama'

Laura Heins. Nazi Film Melodrama. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2013. 256 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07935-1.

Reviewed by Anjeana Hans (Wellesley College) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Women in Nazi Film: Transgressing Morality as an Ideological Tool

Author: 
Willy Cohn, Norbert Conrads, ed.
Reviewer: 
Teresa Walch

Walch on Cohn and Conrads, 'No Justice in Germany: The Breslau Diaries, 1933-1941'

Willy Cohn, Norbert Conrads, ed. No Justice in Germany: The Breslau Diaries, 1933-1941. Trans. Kenneth Kronenberg. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. 440 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-7324-9.

Reviewed by Teresa Walch (University of California San Diego) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Willy Cohn’s Diaries: An Account of Jewish Life in Breslau, 1933-1941

Author: 
Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, Otto Kirchheimer
Reviewer: 
Anne Berg

Berg on Neumann and Marcuse and Kirchheimer, 'Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort'

Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, Otto Kirchheimer. Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort. Edited by Raffaele Laudani. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013. 704 pp. $45.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4008-4646-7; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-13413-0.

Reviewed by Anne Berg (University of Michigan) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Legible Enemy

Author: 
Jens Lachmund
Reviewer: 
Kristin Poling

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 Rochester) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

How Ecologists Found Nature in the City

Author: 
Ari Joskowicz
Reviewer: 
Robert E. Alvis

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

Modern Jewish Identity and the Catholic Other

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