Reviews

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

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

Author: 
Andrew Zimmerman
Reviewer: 
Sarah Steinbock-Pratt

Steinbock-Pratt on Zimmerman, 'Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South'


Andrew Zimmerman. Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. 416 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-12362-2.

Reviewed by Sarah Steinbock-Pratt (University of Texas)
Published on H-German (May, 2014)
Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

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