Braunschweig: A Historiography of Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust

  • Katelyn McGirr University of Waterloo

Abstract

Reviewed through the theoretical lens of the Intentionalist and Functionalist perspectives, this historiography essay discusses ordinary Germans' reactions to the National Socialist regime, the prevalence of German anti-Semitism, the legitimacy of collective responsibility and collective guilt, and how memory and historical approaches to the discourses of the Holocaust influenced German collective identity.
Published
2016-03-21
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Articles