Nazism across Borders : The Social Policies of the Third Reich and their Global Appeal
Since the late nineteenth century, the 'German social model' had established itself as a powerful route for escaping from the precarious conditions associated with wage work. The Nazis capitalized on this reputation, continuing some elements, but also added new measures, mainly to pursue their antisemitic, racist, and highly aggressive goals.
The contributions in this collection shed new light on the complex ways in which German and Nazi ideas were received and negotiated by non-German actors and groups around the world before the Second World War. Why were they interested in what was going on in Germany? To what extent did Nazi policies emulate programmes elsewhere (for example, in Fascist Italy), and where did they serve as role models? Nazi social policies, we argue, were a benchmark that societies as diverse as Japan, Norway,
and the United States considered in making their own choices.
Nazism across Borders breaks new ground for the history of the Second World War and 'Hitler's empire' in Europe. How did the Nazis export their ideas when they finally occupied large swaths of the continent and what was the role of non-German actors? What were the links to the better-known stories of exploitation of lands, resources, and peoples?
- Hardback | 454 pages
- 147 x 218 x 30mm | 660g
- 08 Jan 2019
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- One black and white image
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About Sandrine Kott
nineteenth century, and labour (and power) relations in the countries of real socialism, in particular in the German Democratic Republic. She has developed the transnational and global dimensions of each of her fields of expertise by working with the archives and resources of international
Kiran Klaus Patel is Professor and Chair of European and Global History at Maastricht University where he also serves as head of department. Before joining Maastricht University, he held a professorship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2007-2011), and an assistant professorship at Humboldt University in Berlin (2002-2007). He has been (inter alia) a visiting fellow/professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales in Paris, the Free University of Berlin,
Freiburg University, Harvard University, the London School of Economics, Sciences Po in Paris, and the University of Oxford.