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ANN: Expert Panel and Seminar: "Epidemics and Nation-Building in Interwar East Central Europe" 17 April 2021

The expert panel and seminar "Epidemics and Nation-Building in Interwar East Central Europe" takes place on April 17, 2021 at Central European University in Vienna. The event takes place online.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Sarah Thomas
Reviewer: 
Margaret Setje-Eilers

Setje-Eilers on Thomas, 'Peter Lorre: Face Maker, Constructing Stardom and Performance in Hollywood and Europe'

Sarah Thomas. Peter Lorre: Face Maker, Constructing Stardom and Performance in Hollywood and Europe. New York: Berghahn Books, 2012. 213 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-85745-441-6; ISBN 978-0-85745-442-3.

Reviewed by Margaret Setje-Eilers (Vanderbilt University) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Joseph Garncarz, Annemone Ligensa, eds.
Reviewer: 
Larson Powell

Powell on Garncarz and Ligensa, 'The Cinema of Germany'

Joseph Garncarz, Annemone Ligensa, eds. The Cinema of Germany. 24 Frames Series. London: Wallflower Press, 2012. xii + 264 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-905674-90-9; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-905674-91-6.

Reviewed by Larson Powell (University of Missouri-Kansas City) Published on H-German (October, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

From National Art to National Entertainment: Rewriting German Film History

Author: 
Rebecca Clifford
Reviewer: 
Roberta Pergher

Pergher on Clifford, 'Commemorating the Holocaust: The Dilemmas of Remembrance in France and Italy'

Rebecca Clifford. Commemorating the Holocaust: The Dilemmas of Remembrance in France and Italy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 304 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-967981-2.

Reviewed by Roberta Pergher (Indiana University) Published on H-German (September, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

The Virtues of Victimhood--Contemporary Uses of Holocaust Memory

Author: 
Wilhelm Brasse, photographer
Reviewer: 
Harriet Scharnberg

Scharnberg on Brasse, 'Wilhelm Brasse: Photographer 3444, Auschwitz, 1940-1945'

Wilhelm Brasse, photographer. Wilhelm Brasse: Photographer 3444, Auschwitz, 1940-1945. Compiled by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2012. Illustrations. 128 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84519-539-7.

Reviewed by Harriet Scharnberg Published on H-German (September, 2014) Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Photographing Mass Murderers and Their Victims

Author: 
Rebecca Ayako Bennette
Reviewer: 
Michael Rowe

Rowe on Bennette, 'Fighting for the Soul of Germany: The Catholic Struggle for Inclusion after Unification'

Rebecca Ayako Bennette. Fighting for the Soul of Germany: The Catholic Struggle for Inclusion after Unification. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. x + 368 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-06563-5.

Reviewed by Michael Rowe (King's College London) Published on H-German (September, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Patrick Montague
Reviewer: 
Richards O. Plavnieks

Plavnieks on Montague, 'Chelmno and the Holocaust: A History of Hitler's First Death Camp'

Patrick Montague. Chelmno and the Holocaust: A History of Hitler's First Death Camp. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 416 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3527-2.

Reviewed by Richards O. Plavnieks (Stetson University) Published on H-German (September, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
David Petts
Reviewer: 
Melanie Kourbage

Kourbage on Petts, 'Pagan and Christian: Religious Change in Early Medieval Europe'

David Petts. Pagan and Christian: Religious Change in Early Medieval Europe. Debates in Archaeology Series. London: Bristol Classical Press, 2010. 144 pp. $27.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7156-3754-8.

Reviewed by Melanie Kourbage (University of Massachusetts-Amherst) Published on H-German (September, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Anton Weiss-Wendt, Rory Yeomans
Reviewer: 
Michael McConnell

McConnell on Weiss-Wendt and Yeomans, 'Racial Science in Hitler's New Europe, 1938-1945'

Anton Weiss-Wendt, Rory Yeomans. Racial Science in Hitler's New Europe, 1938-1945. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2013. 416 pp. $50.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8032-4507-5.

Reviewed by Michael McConnell (University of Tennessee-Knoxville) Published on H-German (September, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

Racial Science on the Frontiers of Hitler's Europe

Author: 
Perry Myers
Reviewer: 
H. Glenn Penny

Penny on Ciarlo, 'Advertising Empire: Race and Visual Culture in Imperial Germany' and Myers, 'German Visions of India, 1871-1918: Commandeering the Holy Ganges during the Kaiserreich'

David Ciarlo. Advertising Empire: Race and Visual Culture in Imperial Germany. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011. xvi + 419 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05006-8.Perry Myers. German Visions of India, 1871-1918: Commandeering the Holy Ganges during the Kaiserreich. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 304 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-29971-0.

Author: 
Astrid Mignon Kirchhof
Reviewer: 
Margaret E. Menninger

Menninger on Kirchhof, 'Das Dienstfräulein auf dem Bahnhof: Frauen im öffentlichen Raum im Blick der Berliner Bahnhofsmission 1894-1939'

Astrid Mignon Kirchhof. Das Dienstfräulein auf dem Bahnhof: Frauen im öffentlichen Raum im Blick der Berliner Bahnhofsmission 1894-1939. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2011. 274 pp. $79.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-515-09776-5.

Reviewed by Margaret E. Menninger (Texas State University) Published on H-German (May, 2014) Commissioned by Chad Ross

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