Heimat, Region, and Empire: Spatial Identities under National Socialism by Claus-Christian W. SzejnmannHeimat, Region, and Empire: Spatial Identities under National Socialism by Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann

Heimat, Region, and Empire: Spatial Identities under National Socialism

byClaus-Christian W. Szejnmann, Maiken Umbach

Hardcover | October 17, 2012

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This collection brings together international scholars pursuing cutting-edge research on spatial identities under National Socialism. They demonstrate that the spatial identities of the Third Reich can be approached as a history of interrelated dimensions; Heimat, region and Empire were constantly reconstructed through this interrelationship.
WINSON CHU Assistant Professor of Modern Central European History at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA GEOFF ELEY Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Michigan, USA CATHERINE EPSTEIN Associate Professor of History at Amherst College, USA DANIEL MÜHLENFELD completed...
Title:Heimat, Region, and Empire: Spatial Identities under National SocialismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1 inPublished:October 17, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230391095

ISBN - 13:9780230391093


Table of Contents

List of Maps and Images Preface Notes on Contributors Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations Introduction; C-C.W.Szejnmann & M.Umbach PART I: RE-MOULDING REGIONAL IDENTITIES Region and National Socialist Ideology. Reflections on Contained Plurality; M.Steber Milieus, Political Culture and Regional Traditions in Lower Saxony in Comparative Perspective; D.Schmiechen-Ackermann Grenzlandschicksal: Historical Narratives of Regional Identity and National Duty in Gau Oberrhein 1940-44; T.Williams National Socialism and Hierarchichal Regionalism: The German Minorities in Interwar Poland; W.Chu PART II: TRANSFORMING SPACES Germanization of the Warthegau: Germans, Jews, and Poles and the Making of a 'German' Gau; C.Epstein 'A Sense of Heimat Opened up During the War'. German Soldiers and Heimat Abroad; C-C.W.Szejnmann 'Here too lies our Lebensraum': Colonial Space as German Space; W.Sandler Conceptions, Competences and Limits of the German Regional Planning during the 'Four Year Plan', 1936 to 1940; O.Werner PART III: RE-MAKING ETHNICITIES Race, Regional Identity and Volksgemeinschaft. Naturalization of Ethnic German Resettlers in World War II by the Einwandererzentralstelle/Central Immigration Office of the SS; A.Strippel The Reich Propaganda offices and the Political Mentoring of Ethnic German Re-settlers; D.Muhlenfeld Suitable Germans - Enforced Assimilation Policies in Danzig Westprussia, 1939-1945; G.Wolf On the Margins of Volksgemeinschaft: Criteria for Belonging to the Volk in the Nazi Germanization Policy in the Annexed Territories and Beyond, 1939-1945; A.Stiller Commentary: Empire, Ideology, and the East: Thoughts on Nazism's Spatial Imaginary; G.Eley Index

Editorial Reviews

"A valuable, densely packed and diverse volume that addresses the role of spatial factors in attempts at making concrete visions of the nation." - Michael Carter-Sinclair, King's College London, UK