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Broken lives : how ordinary Germans experienced the twentieth century, Konrad H. Jarausch

Label
Broken lives : how ordinary Germans experienced the twentieth century
Title
Broken lives
Title remainder
how ordinary Germans experienced the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Konrad H. Jarausch
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Broken Lives is a gripping account of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of ordinary Germans who came of age under Hitler and whose lives were scarred and sometimes destroyed by what they saw and did. Drawing on six dozen memoirs by the generation of Germans born in the 1920s, Konrad Jarausch chronicles the unforgettable stories of people who lived through the Third Reich, World War II, the Holocaust, and Cold War partition, but also participated in Germany's astonishing postwar recovery, reunification, and rehabilitation. Written decades after the events, these testimonies, many of them unpublished, look back on the mistakes of young people caught up in the Nazi movement. In many, early enthusiasm turns to deep disillusionment as the price of complicity with a brutal dictatorship--fighting at the front, aerial bombing at home, murder in the concentration camps-becomes clear. Bringing together the voices of men and women, perpetrators and victims, Broken Lives reveals the intimate human details of historical events and offers new insights about persistent questions. Why did so many Germans support Hitler through years of wartime sacrifice and Nazi inhumanity? How did they finally distance themselves from this racist dictatorship and come to embrace human rights? Jarausch argues that this generation's focus on its own suffering, often maligned by historians, ultimately led to a more critical understanding of national identity-one that helped transform Germany from a military aggressor into a pillar of European democracy
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jarausch, Konrad Hugo
Dewey number
306.20943
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DD232
  • JN3971.A91
LC item number
  • .J37 2018x
  • J36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political culture
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Economic history
  • Political culture
  • Social conditions
  • Germany
  • Alltag
  • Lebenslauf
  • Nationalbewusstsein
  • Deutschland
Label
Broken lives : how ordinary Germans experienced the twentieth century, Konrad H. Jarausch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Nazi adolescents
  • PART II: WARTIME YOUTH
  • 4.
  • Male violence
  • 5.
  • Female struggles
  • 6.
  • Victims' suffering
  • PART III: POSTWAR ADULTHOOD
  • 7.
  • Introduction:
  • Defeat as new beginning
  • 8.
  • Democratic maturity
  • 9.
  • Communist disappointment
  • Conclusion:
  • Memories of fractured lives
  • Narratives of German experiences
  • PART I: PREWAR CHILDHOOD
  • 1.
  • Imperial ancestors
  • 2.
  • Weimar children
  • 3.
Control code
1005116510
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 446 pages
Isbn
9780691174587
Lccn
2018932868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005116510
Label
Broken lives : how ordinary Germans experienced the twentieth century, Konrad H. Jarausch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Nazi adolescents
  • PART II: WARTIME YOUTH
  • 4.
  • Male violence
  • 5.
  • Female struggles
  • 6.
  • Victims' suffering
  • PART III: POSTWAR ADULTHOOD
  • 7.
  • Introduction:
  • Defeat as new beginning
  • 8.
  • Democratic maturity
  • 9.
  • Communist disappointment
  • Conclusion:
  • Memories of fractured lives
  • Narratives of German experiences
  • PART I: PREWAR CHILDHOOD
  • 1.
  • Imperial ancestors
  • 2.
  • Weimar children
  • 3.
Control code
1005116510
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 446 pages
Isbn
9780691174587
Lccn
2018932868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005116510

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