Synopses & Reviews
"The history of resistance affords a powerful example of why the present should try to remember a more distant, early modern past" write Michael Geyer and John W. Boyer in their introduction to Resistance against the Third Reich
. Addressing the legacy of European resistance, this volume examines the nature of political opposition to unjust rule, which is so often grounded in the bitter conflicts between church and state. This collection is a timely effort to link recent advances in European history with lingering questions concerning resistance against the Third Reich.
Contributors include Geoffrey Cocks, Werner G. Jeanrond, Tony Judt, Claudia Koonz, Hans Mommsen, and Frank Trommler.
About the Author
John W. Boyer is the Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of History at the University of Chicago, where he has been dean of the College since 1992.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Resistance against the Third Reich as Intercultural Knowledge
Michael Geyer, John W. Boyer.
Ethical Dilemmas and Nazi Eugenics: Single-Issue Dissent in Religious Contexts
The Conduct of War: Soldiers and the Barbarization of Warfare
The Appeal of Exterminating "Others": German Workers and the Limits of Resistance
"In the End I Just Said O.K.": Political and Moral Dimensions of Escape Aid at the Swiss Border
Alfred G. Frei
Lamed-Vovniks of Twentieth-Century Europe: Participants in Jewish Child Rescue
Between Normality and Resistance: Catastrophic Gradualism in Nazi Germany
"What Is the Law That Lies behind These Words?" Antigone's Question and the German Resistance against Hitler
Klemens Von Klemperer
The German Resistance against Hitler and the Restoration of Politics
The Role of the Resistance in Austria, with Special Reference to the Labor Movement
Acts of Resistance: The White Rose in the Light of New Archival Evidence
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Decision to Resist
"We Have Discovered History": Defeat, Resistance, and the Intellectuals in France
"A Beacon in the German Darkness": The Anti-Nazi Resistance Legacy in West German Politics
David Clay Large
German Communism, the Discourse of "Antifascist Resistance," and the Jewish Catastrophe
From Resistance to Liberation Theology: German Theologians and the Non/Resistance to the National Socialist Regime
Werner G. Jeanrond
Repressing, Remembering, Working Through: German Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, and the "Missed Resistance" in the Third Reich
Resistance as Ongoing Project: Visions of Order, Obligations to Strangers, and Struggles for Civil Society, 1933- 1990