Requiem For A German Past: A Boyhood Among The Nazis

Paperback | January 25, 2002

byJurgen Herbst

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Jurgen Herbst’s account of growing up in Nazi Germany from 1928 to 1948 is a boy’s experience of anti-Semitism and militarism from the inside. Herbst was a middle-class boy in a Lutheran family that saw value in Prussian military ideals and a mythic German past. His memoir is a compelling, understated tale of moral awakening.

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Jurgen Herbst’s account of growing up in Nazi Germany from 1928 to 1948 is a boy’s experience of anti-Semitism and militarism from the inside. Herbst was a middle-class boy in a Lutheran family that saw value in Prussian military ideals and a mythic German past. His memoir is a compelling, understated tale of moral awakening.

Jurgen Herbst is emeritus professor of history and education policy studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the author of several books including And Sadly Teach, published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:January 25, 2002Publisher:University of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299164144

ISBN - 13:9780299164140

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"A memoir of how a normal young man fared in a land that had, temporarily, gone mad. As such, it offers an unusual glimpse into a world most of us never experienced."—William R. Wineke, Wisconsin State Journal