Nazi-deutsch/nazi German: An English Lexicon Of The Language Of The Third Reich

Hardcover | January 1, 2002

byRobert Michael

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Created and used as an instrument of coercion and indoctrination, the Nazi language, Nazi-Deutsch, reveals how the Nazis ruled Germany and German-occupied Europe, fought World War II, and committed mass murder and genocide, employing language to encode and euphemize these actions. Written by two scholars specializing in socio-linguistic and historical issues of the Nazi period, this book provides a unique, extensive, meticulously researched dictionary of the language of the Third Reich. It is an important reference work for English- and German-speaking scholars, students, and teachers of the interwar years, the Nazi era, World War II, and the Holocaust. The first and only comprehensive German-English dictionary of the Third Reich language, the book provides clear, concise, expert definitions with background information. Using up-to-date research, the book provides access, in a single volume, to a specialized, charged vocabulary, including the terminology of Nazi ideology, propaganda slogans, military terms, ranks and offices, abbreviations and acronyms, euphemisms and code names, Germanized words, slang, chauvinistic and anti-Semitic vocabulary, and racist and sexist slurs. The volume is an indispensable tool for research, study, and reading about World War II and the Holocaust.

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Created and used as an instrument of coercion and indoctrination, the Nazi language, Nazi-Deutsch, reveals how the Nazis ruled Germany and German-occupied Europe, fought World War II, and committed mass murder and genocide, employing language to encode and euphemize these actions. Written by two scholars specializing in socio-linguisti...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:504 pages, 9.38 × 6.12 × 1.09 inPublished:January 1, 2002Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031332106X

ISBN - 13:9780313321061

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?Karin Doerr and Robert Michael have created a fine book....[T]he lexicon is extensive and will undoubtedly assist students of the Third Reich, World War II, and the Holocaust in their research. College students enrolled in courses on these topics and other nonspecialists stand to benefit the most. This volume gives them the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the terminology of the Third Reich. Attaining knowledge of the Nazis' linguistic code will in turn enable them to make sense of the documentary evidence....[M]ichael's and Doerr's thought-provoking essays raise the issue of continuity and are thus of particular interest to historians.??German Studies Review