Unmasking Hitler: Cultural Representations of Hitler from the Weimar Republic to the Present by Klaus BerghahnUnmasking Hitler: Cultural Representations of Hitler from the Weimar Republic to the Present by Klaus Berghahn

Unmasking Hitler: Cultural Representations of Hitler from the Weimar Republic to the Present

EditorKlaus Berghahn, Jost Hermand

Paperback | November 14, 2005

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Among the many studies on German National Socialism that have appeared in the last forty to fifty years, one aspect has seldom been treated in detail: the cultural representations of Adolf Hitler from the late 1920s to the present. This book focuses on the image of Hitler in literature, photography, historiography, film, philosophy, theatre, and comic books by major artists and scholars such as Ernst Ottwalt, Heinrich Hoffmann, Bertolt Brecht, John Hearfield, Leni Riefenstahl, Charles Chaplin, Theodor W. Adorno, Heiner Muller, and George Tabori.
The Editors: Jost Hermand is Vilas Research Emeritus Professor of German at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Honorary Professor at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Klaus L. Berghahn has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1967 and holds the Weinstein-Bascom chair in German and Jewish studies.
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Title:Unmasking Hitler: Cultural Representations of Hitler from the Weimar Republic to the PresentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:5.91 × 8.66 × 0.68 inPublished:November 14, 2005Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3039105531

ISBN - 13:9783039105533

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Table of Contents

Contents: Claudia Schmölders: The Face That Said Nothing: Physiognomy in Hitlerism – Helmut Peitsch: «It is not worth trying to get to know the man. But one must […] have a look at […] the portrait of the petty bourgeois»: Ernst Ottwalt’s Awaken Germany! A History of National Socialism (1932) – Jost Hermand: John Heartfield or The Art of Cutting Out Hitler – Eric Ehrenreich/Matthew Lange/Corina Petrescu: Will to Power or Vox Populi? Hitler Biographies and the Question of Culpability – Gerhard Richter: Nazism and Negative Dialectics: Adorno’s Hitler – David Bathrick: Cinematic Remaskings of Hitler: From Riefenstahl to Chaplin – Jost Hermand: More than a House-Painter? Brecht’s Hitler – Klaus L. Berghahn: «Hitler and His Jew»: Notes on George Tabori’s Mein Kampf – Helen Fehervary: Heiner Müller’s Representations of Hitler: The Bunker as topos for the Endpoint and the Terror of the New – Thomas Jung: Pop-Icon Adolf Hitler: Hitler-Comics and Collective Memory in Contemporary Germany.

Editorial Reviews

«‘Unmasking Hitler’ opens a fascinating discussion that should receive wider attention among scholars and students of German history, media, culture, and visual arts.» (Richard John Ascárate, Medienwissenschaft)