Schlagwort-Archive: Third Reich

My new book on Nazi education policy in Southwestern Germany and Alsace is out

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Although the Nazis strove for centralization and standardization, the results of their education policy varied from land to land. The school systems strikingly differed in Württemberg, Baden and Alsace. This variety had historical reasons. But it was preserved and restored by the different profiles of Nazi school policy in the three regions. The education ­reformers in Berlin did not succeed in overcoming regional forces of ­persistence, structural path dependencies and educational traditions, because teh federal states adapted central reform plans to the local circumstances. Thus, a limited freedom of design emerged for regional policy makers. My new book on Nazi education policy in Southwestern Germany and Alsace is out weiterlesen

Off topic: Once again Karl Bosl and the Third Reich

Three years ago, I wrote a review on Benjamin Z. Kedar’s and Peter Herde’s “Karl Bosl and the Third Reich” (2011).1 Extensively they treat his early biography as a teacher and scholar and deconstruct his strategies of self-portrayal in the years and decades after 1945. In the end of 2015, Kedar and Herde finally have published an extended and revised German version, containing supplementary sources and a long commentary on the discussion they provoked in German and especially in Bavarian academia.2  Off topic: Once again Karl Bosl and the Third Reich weiterlesen

  1. Kedar, Benjamin Z.; Herde, Peter: A Bavarian Historian Reinvents Himself: Karl Bosl and the Third Reich. Jerusalem (The Hebrew University Magnes Press) 2011. 162 pp. $25.00 (paperback) ISBN 965-493-564-7. []
  2. Kedar, Benjamin Z.; Herde, Peter: Karl Bosl im „Dritten Reich“. München (de Gruyter Oldenbourg) 2015. 226 pp. print-ISBN 978-3-11-041256-7. Other formats online with paywall. For the epilogue on the reception and discussion of the first edition cf. 181-212. []