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Culture in the Third Reich

Moritz Follmer

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A study that gets us closer to solving the mystery of why so many Germans embraced the Nazi regime so enthusiastically and identified so closely with it.
Released on July 09, 2020
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

Culture in the Third Reich A01 By (author) N Moritz Follmer 224 142 31 440 BB Hardback 336 Oxford University Press Oxford University Press Oxford United Kingdom HBWQ Second World War HBJD European history JPFQ Fascism & Nazism JPF Political ideologies HBTZ1 The Holocaust HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000 HBTB Social & cultural history 3JJG c 1918 to c 1939 (Inter-war period) 3JJH c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2) 1.3 NHWR7 NHWL NHD JPFQ JPF NHTZ1 NHTB Second World War Modern warfare European history Fascism & Nazism Political ideologies The Holocaust Social & cultural history 3MPBL 3MPBG 3MPBLB 1D 3MP c 1940 to c 1949 Inter-war period c 1919 to c 1939 World War Two period (c 1939 to c 1945) Europe 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999 A study that gets us closer to solving the mystery of why so many Germans embraced the Nazi regime so enthusiastically and identified so closely with it. 'It's like being in a dream', commented Joseph Goebbels when he visited Nazi-occupied Paris in the summer of 1940. Dream and reality did indeed intermingle in the culture of the Third Reich, racialist fantasies and spectacular propaganda set-pieces contributing to this atmosphere alongside more benign cultural offerings such as performances of classical music or popular film comedies. A cultural palette that catered to the tastes of the majority helped encourage acceptance of the regime. The Third Reich was therefore eager to associate itself with comfortable middle-brow conventionality, while at the same time exploiting the latest trends that modern mass culture had to offer. And it was precisely because the culture of the Nazi period accommodated such a range of different needs and aspirations that it was so successfully able to legitimize war, imperial domination, and destruction. Moritz Foellmer turns the spotlight on this fundamental aspect of the Third Reich's successful cultural appeal in this ground-breaking new study, investigating what 'culture' meant for people in the years between 1933 and 1945: for convinced National Socialists at one end of the spectrum, via the legions of the apparently 'unpolitical', right through to anti-fascist activists, Jewish people, and other victims of the regime at the other end of the spectrum. Relating the everyday experience of people living under Nazism, he is able to give us a privileged insight into the question of why so many Germans enthusiastically embraced the regime and identified so closely with it. Moritz Foellmer's artful and nuanced study of culture in Nazi Germany explores a wide range of topics, including not only "official" Nazi culture as reflected in the work of Leni Riefenstahl and Albert Speer, but also subjects such as Jewish cultural life, the exile experience, and Nazi art plundering. Foellmer shows the myriad ways in which culture matteredfrom indoctrination and an effort to legitimize the war, to satisfying a desire for entertainment, among other reasons. Situating culture in the broader socio-political history of the Third Reich, Foellmer has produced a tour de force. * Jonathan Petropoulos, author of Artists Under Hitler: Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany * Moritz Foellmer is Associate Professor of Modern History at the University of Amsterdam, and the author of a number of books and articles on identity and culture in twentieth century Germany, including most recently Individuality and Modernity in Berlin: Self and Society from Weimar to the Wall (2013). 09072020 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 20.00 0.00 20.00 This price includes a tax element GB 10 Not yet available 30072020 14 BERT GARD Y 'It's like being in a dream', commented Joseph Goebbels when he visited Nazi-occupied Paris in the summer of 1940. Dream and reality did indeed intermingle in the culture of the Third Reich, racialist fantasies and spectacular propaganda set-pieces contributing to this atmosphere alongside more benign cultural offerings such as performances of classical music or popular film comedies. A cultural palette that catered to the tastes of the majority helped encourage acceptance of the regime. The Third Reich was therefore eager to associate itself with comfortable middle-brow conventionality, while at the same time exploiting the latest trends that modern mass culture had to offer. And it was precisely because the culture of the Nazi period accommodated such a range of different needs and aspirations that it was so successfully able to legitimize war, imperial domination, and destruction. Moritz Foellmer turns the spotlight on this fundamental aspect of the Third Reich's successful cultural appeal in this ground-breaking new study, investigating what 'culture' meant for people in the years between 1933 and 1945: for convinced National Socialists at one end of the spectrum, via the legions of the apparently 'unpolitical', right through to anti-fascist activists, Jewish people, and other victims of the regime at the other end of the spectrum. Relating the everyday experience of people living under Nazism, he is able to give us a privileged insight into the question of why so many Germans enthusiastically embraced the regime and identified so closely with it.
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Book publisherOxford University Press
Publication date9 Jul 2020
FormatHardback
Pages336
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