The German Catastrophe. By Friedrich Meinecke. Harvard University Press, . pp. $ Purchase. This little book, written in by the dean of. I picked this book up because Pflanze mentioned it in his biography of Bismarck. The question that anyone had to ask after World War II was. The German Catastrophe: Reflections and Recollections. Front Cover. Friedrich Meinecke. Harvard University Press, – Germany – pages.

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Free from romantic notions of national solidarity, Meinecke also addresses the fissures in German society that reasserted themselves several months after the war began. If Hindenburg had not named Hitler chancellor, the Nazi movement might have faded out on its own.

This out of print book offers food for thought on the current situation in America after the Trump Election. After World War IIas a representative of an older tradition, friedricj criticized the Nazi regime, but continued to express anti-semitic prejudice.

The German Catastrophe

Views Read Edit View history. Magdalena rated it it was amazing Sep catashrophe, Viewed as a homily, it may have had the intended effect. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Under the Weimar RepublicMeinecke was a Vernunftsrepublikaner republican by reasonsomeone who supported the republic as the least bad alternative.


Meinecke acknowledges that in order to combine nationalism and socialism, the firm power of the state is needed. Johannes marked it as to-read Apr 18, You are commenting using your WordPress.

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Learn how your comment data is processed. When the First World War broke out, it seemed once more that a kind angel might lead the German people back to the right path.

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A professor at the University of Strasbourghe served as editor of the journal Historische Zeitschrift between andand was the chairman of the Historische Reichskommission from to Paperbackpages. Gemseeker marked it as to-read Feb 24, You are commenting using your Twitter account. Open Preview See a Problem?

One of Meinecke’s best-known books, Die Deutsche Katastrophe The German Catastrophe ofsees the historian attempting to reconcile his lifelong belief in authoritarian state power with the disastrous events of Nevertheless, tue openly described himself as “antisemitic”, [10] and while he was willing to have Jewish friends and colleagues, the Nazi persecution of Jews never bothered him much.


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Main menu Skip to content. In this case, individuals were simply citizens of the state.

Maisie added it Nov 01, Militarism led to a loss of culture and produced narrow-mindedness, Meinecke goes to on say. Steve Reads Steve Reads.

For more books on modern German history, see my full list of book reviews. I’m not sure if the Germans are that much deeper than educated Americans or if the translation was far too literal and academic, but this was a difficult book. To the meinefke that he seeks out answers, he finds those answers in chance and historical contingency. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.