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The Heidelberg Myth

The Nazification and Denazification of a German University

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$83.00 • £66.95 • €74.50

ISBN 9780674009332

Publication Date: 01/30/2003


352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • Introduction: The Swastika in the Ivory Tower
  • 1. Embracing National Socialism
  • 2. The “German Spirit” in Scholarship
  • 3. The National Socialist University at War
  • 4. Constructing the Myth
  • 5. The Limits of Denazification
  • 6. Whitewashing the Ivory Tower
  • 7. A Culture of Forgetting
  • Conclusion: Complicities and Silences
  • Appendix A. The Structure of the German University
  • Appendix B. Dissertations Supervised by Paul Schmitthenner, 1932–1941
  • Archival Sources
  • Notes
  • Index

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