The Waffen-SS: A European History by Jochen Bohler

The Waffen-SS: A European History

EditorJochen Bohler, Robert Gerwarth

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This is the first systematic pan-European study of the hundreds of thousands of non-Germans who fought - either voluntarily or under different kinds of pressures - for the Waffen-SS (or auxiliary police formations operating in the occupied East). Building on the findings of regional studies byother scholars - many of them included in this volume - The Waffen-SS aims to arrive at a fuller picture of those non-German citizens (from Eastern as well as Western Europe) who served under the SS flag. Where did the non-Germans in the SS come from (socially, geographically, and culturally)? Whatmotivated them? What do we know about the practicalities of international collaboration in war and genocide, in terms of everyday life, language, and ideological training? Did a common transnational identity emerge as a result of shared ideological convictions or experiences of extreme violence? Inorder to address these questions (and others), The Waffen-SS adopts an approach that does justice to the complexity of the subject, adding a more nuanced, empirically sound understanding of collaboration in Europe during World War II, while also seeking to push the methodological boundaries of thehistoriographical genre of perpetrator studies by adopting a transnational approach.

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Jochen Bohler is a Research Associate at the Imre Kertesz Kolleg in Jena, where he teaches courses on the history of early twentieth-century Central and Eastern Europe. His recent major publications include: War, Pacification, and Mass Murder, 1939: The Einsatzgruppen in Poland (2014, with Jurgen Matthaus and Klaus-Michael Mallmann); S...
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Title:The Waffen-SS: A European HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pagesPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Jochen Bohler and Robert Gerwarth: Non-Germans in the Waffen-SS: An Introduction2. Peter Black and Martin Gutmann: Racial Theory and Realities of Conquest in the Occupied East: The Nazi Leadership and Non-German Nationals in the SS and Police3. Claus Bundgard Christensen, Niels Bo Poulsen, and Peter Scharff Smith: Germanic Volunteers from Northern Europe4. Georgios Antoniou, Philippe Carrard, Stratos Dordanas, Carlo Gentile, Christopher Hale, and Xose M. Nunez Seixas: Western and Southern Europe: The Cases of Spain, France, Italy, and Greece5. Matthew Kott, Arunas Bubnys, and Ulle Kraft: The Baltic States: Auxiliaries and Waffen-SS soldiers from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania6. Jacek Andrzej Mlynarczyk, Leonid Rein, Andrii Bolianovskyi, and Oleg Romanko: The Special Cases of Eastern Europe: The Polish Blue Police, Auxiliaries, and SS Formations7. Thomas Casagrande, Michal Schvarc, Norbert Spannenberger, and Otmar Trasca: The "Volksdeutsche": A Case Study from South-Eastern Europe8. Xavier Bougarel, Alexander Korb, Stefan Petke, and Franziska Zaugg: Muslim SS Units in the Balkans and the Soviet Union9. Immo Rebitschek, Gerald Steinacher, Mats Deland, Sabina Ferhadbegovic, and Frank Seberechts: Prosecution and Trajectories after 194510. Steffen Werther and Madeleine Hurd: Waffen-SS Veterans and their Sites of Memory Today