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Becoming a Nazi town : cultural life in Göttingen between the world wars / David Imhoof

Publication | Library Call Number: DD901.G55 I44 2013
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" Becoming a Nazi Town reveals the ways in which ordinary Germans changed their cultural lives and their politics from the mid-1920s to the mid-1930s. Casting the origins of Nazism in a new light, David Imhoof charts the process by which Weimar and Nazi culture flowed into each other. He analyzes this dramatic transition by looking closely at three examples of everyday cultural life in the mid-sized German city of Göttingen: sharpshooting, an opera festival, and cinema. Imhoof draws on individual and community experiences over a series of interwar periods to highlight and connect shifts in culture, politics, and everyday life. He demonstrates how Nazi leaders crafted cultural policies based in part on homegrown cultural practices of the 1920s and argues that overdrawn distinctions between "Weimar" and "Nazi" culture did not always conform to most Germans' daily lives. Further, Imhoof presents experiences in Göttingen as a reflection of the common reality of many German towns beyond the capital city of Berlin"-- Provided by publisher.

Series
Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany
Format
Book
Author/Creator
Imhoof, David Michael, 1970-
Published
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2013
1310
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-258) and index
Language
English
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Record last modified: 2013-11-05 16:39:00
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