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A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century

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Germans of the generation born just before the outbreak of World War I lived through a tumultuous and dramatic century. This book tells the story of their lives and, in so doing, offers a new history of twentieth-century Germany, as experienced and made by ordinary human beings.

On the basis of sixty-two oral-history interviews, this book shows how this generation was shaped psychologically by a series of historically engendered losses over the course of the century. In response, this generation turned to the collective to repair the losses it had suffered, most fatefully to the community of the and#8220;Volkand#8221; during the Third Reich, a racial collective to which this generation was passionately committed and which was at the heart of National Socialism and its popular appeal.

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Germans of the generation born just before the outbreak of World War I lived through a tumultuous and dramatic century. This book tells the story of their lives and, in so doing, offers a new history of twentieth-century Germany, as experienced and made by ordinary human beings.

About the Author

Thomas A. Kohut is the Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Professor of History at Williams College and author of Wilhelm II and the Germans: A Study in Leadership. He lives in Williamstown, MA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300192452
Author:
Kohut, Thomas A
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Kohut, Thomas A.
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
World History-Germany
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 b/w illus.
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.45 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Germany » General
History and Social Science » Europe » Germany » Modern Germany
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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