Nazi Conscience

ISBN-10: 0674018427
ISBN-13: 9780674018426
Edition: 2003
Authors: Claudia Koonz
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Description: The Nazi conscience is not an oxymoron. In fact, the perpetrators of genocide had a powerful sense of right and wrong, based on civic values that exalted the moral righteousness of the ethnic community and denounced outsiders. Claudia Koonz's  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.50
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144

The Nazi conscience is not an oxymoron. In fact, the perpetrators of genocide had a powerful sense of right and wrong, based on civic values that exalted the moral righteousness of the ethnic community and denounced outsiders. Claudia Koonz's latest work reveals how racial popularizers developed the infrastructure and rationale for genocide during the so-called normal years before World War II. Her careful reading of the voluminous Nazi writings on race traces the transformation of longtime Nazis' vulgar anti-Semitism into a racial ideology that seemed credible to the vast majority of ordinary Germans who never joined the Nazi Party. Challenging conventional assumptions about Hitler, Koonz locates the source of his charisma not in his summons to hate, but in his appeal to the collective virtue of his people, the Volk. From 1933 to 1939, Nazi public culture was saturated with a blend of racial fear and ethnic pride that Koonz calls ethnic fundamentalism. Ordinary Germans were prepared for wartime atrocities by racial concepts widely disseminated in media not perceived as political: academic research, documentary films, mass-market magazines, racial hygiene and art exhibits, slide lectures, textbooks, and humor. By showing how Germans learned to countenance the everyday persecution of fellow citizens labeled as alien, Koonz makes a major contribution to our understanding of the Holocaust. "The Nazi Conscience chronicles the chilling saga of a modern state so powerful that it extinguished neighborliness, respect, and, ultimately, compassion for all those banished from the ethnic majority.

Claudia Koonz received her doctorate from Rutgers University and is currently a history professor at Duke University. She is also the President of the Eleventh Berkshire Conference on the History of Women in Rochester, New York in 1999. Koonz combined her many interests in history to write Mothers in Fatherland: Women, Family, and the Nazi Party, which examines female participation in the Third Reich. Koonz has won the 1993 Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Center for Teaching, Learning and Writing at Duke University.

Prologue
An Ethnic Conscience
The Politics of Virtue
Allies in the Academy
The Conquest of Political Culture
Ethnic Revival and Racist Anxiety
The Swastika in the Heart of the Youth
Law and the Racial Order
The Quest for a Respectable Racism
Racial Warriors
Racial War at Home
Abbreviations
Notes
Acknowledgments
Illustration Credits
Index

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