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Culture and Catastrophe

German and Jewish Confrontations with National Socialism and Other Crises

  • Authors
  • Steven E. Aschheim

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Introduction

This book revolves around the intricate interplay between culture and catastrophe. It seeks to engage the various permutations, the complexity and the unresolved dimensions of this connection, especially as it relates to the origins, disposition and aftermath of National Socialism. It examines various German and Jewish responses to Nazism and its roots, and demonstrates the ongoing relevance of that experience to contemporary culture and collective and individual self-definitions.

Keywords

complexity culture education Germany Hannah Arendt historiography Judaism National Socialism socialism

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