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To Die for Germany : Heroes in the Nazi Pantheon

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In this chilling study of Nazi heroic mythology, Baird sheds a bright light on the dark, death-enthralled underpinnings of the German political and cultural psyche during the years 1918-45." -BooklistBaird blends first-rate historical reconstruction with expert cultural analysis." -American Historical ReviewBaird's fascinating account of Nazi heroism provides real understanding of the Nazi employment of aesthetics as politics and will be welcomed by students of twentieth-century German and European culture." -The Historianshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 24mm | 621.42g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253207576
  • 9780253207579
  • 1,665,103

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"In this chilling study of Nazi heroic mythology, Baird sheds a bright light on the dark, death-enthralled underpinnings of the German political and cultural psyche during the years 1918-45." Booklist "Baird blends first-rate historical reconstruction with expert cultural analysis." American Historical Review "Baird's fascinating account of Nazi heroism provides real understanding of the Nazi employment of aesthetics as politics and will be welcomed by students of twentieth-century German and European culture." The Historianshow more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionI. The Myth of LangemarckII. The Maryrdom of Albert Leo SchlageterIII. Sacrifice at the Feldherrnhalle: The Nazi Immortals of 9 November 1923IV. Goebbels, Horst Wessel, and the Myth of Resurrection and ReturnV. The Death and Transfiguration of Hitler Youth Herbert NorkusVI. Gerhard Schumann: Elitist Poet of the Volk CommunityVII. Hans Baumann: Troubadour of the Hitler YouthVIII. Karl Ritter and the Heroic Nazi CinemaIX. Hitler, Heroes, and Heldentod: The Myth of Death in World War IIEpilogueAbbreviationsNotesBibliographyIndexshow more

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