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The Nazi Conscience

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This edition published in by Belknap Press in Cambridge, Mass., . London, England.

Written in English

368 pages

The Nazi conscience is not an oxymoron. In fact, the perpetrators of genocide had a powerful sense of right and wrong, based on civic values that exalted the moral righteousness of the ethnic community and denounced outsiders. Claudia Koonz's latest work reveals how racial popularizers developed the infrastructure and rationale for genocide during the so-called normal years before World War II. Her careful reading of the voluminous Nazi writings on race traces the transformation of longtime Nazis' vulgar antisemitism into a racial ideology that seemed credible to the vast majority of ordinary Germans who never joined the Nazi Party. Challenging conventional assumptions about Hitler, Koonz locates the source of his charisma not in his summons to hate but in his appeal to the collective virtue of his people, the Volk. - Jacket flap.

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The Nazi Conscience
November 30, 2005, Belknap Press
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November 26, 2003, Belknap Press
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The Nazi Conscience

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The Nazi conscience is not an oxymoron. In fact, the perpetrators of genocide had a powerful sense of right and wrong, based on civic values that exalted the moral righteousness of the ethnic community and denounced outsiders. Claudia Koonz's latest work reveals how racial popularizers developed the infrastructure and rationale for genocide during the so-called normal years before World War II. Her careful reading of the voluminous Nazi writings on race traces the transformation of longtime Nazis' vulgar antisemitism into a racial ideology that seemed credible to the vast majority of ordinary Germans who never joined the Nazi Party. Challenging conventional assumptions about Hitler, Koonz locates the source of his charisma not in his summons to hate but in his appeal to the collective virtue of his people, the Volk. - Jacket flap.

The Nazi Conscience

This edition published in by Belknap Press in Cambridge, Mass., . London, England.


Table of Contents

An ethnic conscience
The politics of virtue
Allies in the academy
The conquest of political culture
Ethnic revival and racist anxiety
The swastika in the heart of the youth
Law and the racial order
The quest for a respectable racism
Racial warriors
Racial war at home

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
362 p.
Number of pages
368
Dimensions
9.4 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
Weight
1.6 pounds

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Open Library
OL7670975M
Internet Archive
naziconscience00koon
ISBN 10
0674011724
ISBN 13
9780674011724
Library Thing
13903
Goodreads
1127069

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