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The Third Reich : (what German citizens are saying now about then) / by Joan Strass Rivitz.

Publication | Digitized | Library Call Number: DD256.5 .R58 1990

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    This dissertation is about what Germans are presently willing to share about the Third Reich. There are four interviews, three with citizens of the Third Reich (a mother; a young boy, later a soldier and a Nazi Party member; and the former head of an N.S. Press newspaper). The fourth interview is with a man who was born after World War II who was taught by German teachers in German schools in Germany, about the Third Reich, and he now teaches the subject to German teenagers in Germany. The first three interviews were conducted in Germany, in German, by the interviewer, who is the daughter of German Jewish refugees and was born in the U.S.A. in 1944. These interviews were translated into English by the interviewer. The fourth interview was conducted in the U.S.A. in English. Thirteen "key words" were extracted from the interviews: Antisemitism; Army; Children; Church; Concentration Camp; Dictatorship; Family; Food (availability during the war years); Hitler; Jews; Nazi Party (or Nazi); Neighbors; and Parents. These "key words" are examined and analyzed with reference to their usage by the interviewees. It was concluded that each interviewee's statements represent merely the perception of that interviewee as filtered and modified by his or her cognitive and emotional reactions given in his or her own words, and therefore, what has been gotten is that interviewee's world as he sees it. The interviewer and interviewees interpreted both the past and present while exploring what is being said "now" about "then."
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Rivitz, Joan Strass.
    Published
    1990
    Locale
    Germany
    Notes
    Thesis (Ed. D.)--Columbia University, 1990.
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-229).
    Photocopy. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Dissertation Services, 1996. 24 cm.
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    English
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    Electronic version(s) available internally at USHMM.
    Physical Description
    viii, 428 p.

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