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Empire in the Heimat, colonialism and public culture in the Third Reich, Willeke Sandler

With the end of the First World War, Germany became a 'postcolonial' power. The Treaty of Versailles in 1919 transformed Germany's overseas colonies in Africa and the Pacific into League of Nations Mandates, administered by other powers. Yet a number of Germans rejected this 'postcolonial' status, arguing instead that Germany was simply an interrupted colonial power and would soon reclaim these territories. With the Nazi seizure of power in 1933, irredentism seemed once again on the agenda, and these colonialist advocates actively and loudly promoted their colonial cause in the Third Reich. Examining the domestic activities of these colonialist lobbying organizations, 'Empire in the Heimat' demonstrates the continued place of overseas colonialism in shaping German national identity after the end of formal empire
Table Of Contents
The stakes of overseas colonialism in the Weimar Rpublic -- Gleichschaltung and the beginnings of a mass movement, 1933-1935 -- Locating Germanness, locating the colonial : competing organizations and visions of empire -- Caring for Africans here and there : race, place, and the myth of the good German colonizer -- The second Gleichschaltung in 1936 -- The paradox of success, 1936-1939 -- Seeing the colonies colonialist visual culture, 1936-1943 -- Africa or the east? Colonialists during the Second World War, 1939-1943
Literary Form
non fiction
Previously issued in print: 2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (361 pages)
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