Claudia Koonz The Nazi Conscience

ISBN 13: 9780674011724

The Nazi Conscience

3.95 avg rating
( 264 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780674011724: The Nazi Conscience
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Claudia Koonz is Professor of History at Duke University

Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/pdf/KOONAZ_excerpt.pdf

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Claudia Koonz
Published by Belknap Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0674011724 ISBN 13: 9780674011724
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Belknap Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0674011724

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Koonz, Claudia
Published by Belknap Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0674011724 ISBN 13: 9780674011724
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Belknap Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110674011724

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Koonz, Claudia
Published by Belknap Press
ISBN 10: 0674011724 ISBN 13: 9780674011724
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Belknap Press. Condition: New. Hardcover. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0674011724

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 54.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Koonz, Claudia
Published by Belknap Press
ISBN 10: 0674011724 ISBN 13: 9780674011724
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Belknap Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0674011724 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0253500

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds