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The Passion of Max von Oppenheim: Archaeology and Intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II to Hitler

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ISBN: 9781909254213 Year: Pages: 415 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0030 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: History
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Born into a prominent German Jewish banking family, Baron Max von Oppenheim (1860-1946) was a keen amateur archaeologist and ethnologist. His discovery and excavation of Tell Halaf in Syria marked an important contribution to knowledge of the ancient Middle East, while his massive study of the Bedouins is still consulted by scholars today. He was also an ardent German patriot, eager to support his country's pursuit of its "place in the sun".Excluded by his part-Jewish ancestry from the regular diplomatic service, Oppenheim earned a reputation as "the Kaiser's spy" because of his intriguing against the British in Cairo, as well as his plan, at the start of the First World War, to incite Muslims under British, French and Russian rule to a jihad against the colonial powers. After 1933, despite being half-Jewish according to the Nuremberg Laws, Oppenheim was not persecuted by the Nazis. In fact, he placed his knowledge of the Middle East and his connections with Muslim leaders at the service of the regime.Ranging widely over many fields - from war studies to archaeology and banking history - The Passion of Max von Oppenheim tells the gripping and at times unsettling story of one part-Jewish man's passion for his country in the face of persistent and, in his later years, genocidal anti-Semitism.

The Passion of Max von Oppenheim

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ISBN: 9781909254220 Year: Pages: 415 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0030 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- History
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Born into a prominent German Jewish banking family, Baron Max von Oppenheim (1860-1946) was a keen amateur archaeologist and ethnologist. His discovery and excavation of Tell Halaf in Syria marked an important contribution to knowledge of the ancient Middle East, while his massive study of the Bedouins is still consulted by scholars today. He was also an ardent German patriot, eager to support his country's pursuit of its "place in the sun". Excluded by his part-Jewish ancestry from the regular diplomatic service, Oppenheim earned a reputation as "the Kaiser's spy" because of his intriguing against the British in Cairo, as well as his plan, at the start of the First World War, to incite Muslims under British, French and Russian rule to a jihad against the colonial powers. After 1933, despite being half-Jewish according to the Nuremberg Laws, Oppenheim was not persecuted by the Nazis. In fact, he placed his knowledge of the Middle East and his connections with Muslim leaders at the service of the regime. Ranging widely over many fields—from war studies to archaeology and banking history—The Passion of Max von Oppenheim tells the gripping and at times unsettling story of one part-Jewish man's passion for his country in the face of persistent and, in his later years, genocidal anti-Semitism.

Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern Germany

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Book Series: Studies in German History ISBN: 9781782382461 9781785336577 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101584
Subject: History
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The history of criminal justice in modern Germany has become a vibrant field of research, as demonstrated in this volume. Following an introductory survey, the twelve chapters examine major topics in the history of crime and criminal justice from Imperial Germany, through the Weimar and Nazi eras, to the early postwar years. These topics include case studies of criminal trials, the development of juvenile justice, and the efforts to reform the penal code, criminal procedure, and the prison system. The collection also reveals that the history of criminal justice has much to contribute to other areas of historical inquiry: it explores the changing relationship of criminal justice to psychiatry and social welfare, analyzes representations of crime and criminal justice in the media and literature, and uses the lens of criminal justice to illuminate German social history, gender history, and the history of sexuality.

Schlaglichter historischer Forschung. Studien zur deutschen Geschichte im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert

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ISBN: 9783937816173 Year: Pages: 331 DOI: 10.15460/HUP.9 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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Peter Borowsky (1938-2000) was a committed historian and enthusiastic historian. For more than 30 years he taught modern history at the History Department of the University of Hamburg. He left a lasting mark on generations of students through his competence and his way of conveying history in a lively way. This is also evident in the 14 contributions to German history in the 19th and 20th centuries, which are published here for the first time. The topics range from the Hohenzollern region to the political culture of the Federal Republic of Germany and include students in the revolution of 1848, Hamburg's 19th century history, the development from the Weimar Republic to the "Third Reich", German relations with Eastern European countries and the USA. Two texts deal vividly with the history of German historiography and the "Historian's Dispute".

Submerged on the Surface

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ISBN: 9781785334559 9781785334740 9781785334740 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101573
Subject: Law
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"Between 1941 and 1945, some 6,500 Berlin Jews, in fear for their lives, made the choice to flee their impending deportations and live submerged in the shadows of the capital of Nazi Germany. The experience was brutally difficult, and most did not survive. Yet the experiences of 1,700 who did demonstrate a remarkable and hitherto unconsidered level of agency among the survivors. This book sheds light on the daily life of those who hid and on the city that was both the source of their persecution and the site of their survival. "

Brownshirt Princess: A Study of the 'Nazi Conscience'

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ISBN: 9781906924072 Year: Pages: 202 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0003 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: History
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Princess Marie Adelheid of Lippe-Biesterfeld was a rebellious young writer who became a fervent Nazi. Heinrich Vogeler was a well-regarded artist who was to join the German Communist Party. Ludwig Roselius was a successful businessman who had made a fortune from his invention of decaffeinated coffee. What was it about the revolutionary climate following World War I that induced three such different personalities to collaborate in the production of a slim volume of poetry—entitled Gott in Mir—about the indwelling of the divine within the human?Gossman's study situates the poem in the ideological context that made the collaboration possible: pantheism, Darwinism, disillusionment with traditional liberal values, theosophy and völkisch religions, and Lebensreform. The study outlines the subsequent life of the Princess who, until her death in 1993, continued to support and celebrate the ideals and heroes of National Socialism. Brownshirt Princess provides deep insight into the sources and character of the "Nazi Conscience", and is invaluable reading for anybody interested in understanding German society during the inter-war and Nazi periods.

Brownshirt Princess

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ISBN: 9781906924089 Year: Pages: 202 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0003 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: History
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Princess Marie Adelheid of Lippe-Biesterfeld was a rebellious young writer who became a fervent Nazi. Heinrich Vogeler was a well-regarded artist who was to join the German Communist Party. Ludwig Roselius was a successful businessman who had made a fortune from his invention of decaffeinated coffee. What was it about the revolutionary climate following World War I that induced three such different personalities to collaborate in the production of a slim volume of poetry—entitled Gott in Mir—about the indwelling of the divine within the human? Gossman's study situates the poem in the ideological context that made the collaboration possible: pantheism, Darwinism, disillusionment with traditional liberal values, theosophy and völkisch religions, and Lebensreform. The study outlines the subsequent life of the Princess who, until her death in 1993, continued to support and celebrate the ideals and heroes of National Socialism. Brownshirt Princess provides deep insight into the sources and character of the "Nazi Conscience", and is invaluable reading for anybody interested in understanding German society during the inter-war and Nazi periods. The University Committee on Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Princeton University, has generously contributed towards the publication of this volume.

Mensch – Natur

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Book Series: Edition panta rei ISBN: 9783839401262 Year: Pages: 194 DOI: 10.14361/9783839401262 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Philosophy
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Die moderne Philosophie hat seit Descartes und Kant und vollends seit dem Ausgang des 19. Jahrhunderts ihre Grundlegung in der Subjekttheorie gesucht. Unter Verdrängung von Metaphysik und Ontologie hat bevorzugt die Anthropologie den Platz der »ersten Philosophie« eingenommen. Hans Heinz Holz möchte demgegenüber die Anthropologie in den Rahmen einer allgemeinen Ontologie und Naturphilosophie zurückführen. Er greift dabei Ansätze auf, die sich aus dem Werk Helmuth Plessners ergeben, und die er im Sinne einer Dialektik der Natur weiterentwickelt.

Der Holocaust als Herausforderung für den Film

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Book Series: Film ISBN: 9783839407196 Year: Pages: 520 DOI: 10.14361/9783839407196 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Performing Arts
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Filme über den Holocaust führen nach wie vor zu kontroversen Diskussionen, insbesondere über die Art ihres Umgangs mit der Shoah. Abgesehen von wenigen Ausnahmen besteht die filmwissenschaftliche Literatur zum Thema Holocaust im Film jedoch aus Beiträgen zu einzelnen Filmen ohne übergreifende Fragestellung. Schwerpunkt dieser Studie ist daher eine Typologie, welche die Wirkung dieser Filme auf den Zuschauer analysiert - unter Berücksichtigung der besonderen Ästhetik und der damit einhergehenden spezifischen Wahrnehmungsangebote. Die analysierten Filme - darunter u.a. »Nacht und Nebel«, »Schindlers Liste«, »Das Leben ist schön«, »Zug des Lebens« und »Birkenau und Rosenfeld« - stellen gleichzeitig einen Aufriss der filmischen Auseinandersetzung mit der Shoah seit 1945 dar.

Zwischen Anthropologie und Gesellschaftstheorie

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Book Series: Edition panta rei ISBN: 9783839403198 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.14361/9783839403198 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Philosophy
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Trotz seiner bedeutenden Beiträge zur Philosophischen Anthropologie und Sozialphilosophie ist das Denken Helmuth Plessners noch immer nicht ausgeschöpft. Dabei bieten seine Überlegungen zur exzentrischen Positionalität, zu Macht und menschlicher Natur, zu Ethik und Politik außerordentlich produktive Anschlüsse an heutige Debatten. Sie zeigen sich sowohl in Bezug auf ein gesellschaftskritisches Denken als auch im Blick auf »den Menschen« nach seinem viel beschworenen Ende. Gerade vor dem Hintergrund der Diskussionen um die Lebenswissenschaften und die neueren Biotechnologien sind seine Konzepte hochaktuell. Die Beiträge von G. Gamm, J. Fischer, G. Lindemann u.a. unternehmen den Versuch, Plessners Denken für die Philosophie, aber auch für die Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften fruchtbar zu machen.

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