German-occupied Europe in the Second World War

Raffael Scheck, Fabien Théofilakis, Julia Torrie

German-occupied Europe in the Second World War (Routledge, 2019).

Inspired by recent works on Nazi empire, this book provides a framework to guide occupation research with a broad comparative angle focusing on human interactions. Overcoming national compartmentalization, it examines Nazi occupations with attention to relations between occupiers and local populations and differences among occupation regimes.

This is a timely book which engages in historical and current conversations on European nationalisms and the rise of right-wing populisms.

INTRODUCTION by the Editors

FIRST PART: PRECURSORS AND CONTINUITIES

Chapter 1: Dangerous Duality: Experiencing and Remembering Civil-Military Conflict during Germany’s Occupation of Poland, 1914-1918, by Andrew Kless

Chapter 2: The Lessons of War and Occupation: The Career of Hans Nagel, 1914-1945, by Chad Denton

Chapter 3: Radical Reordering along Old Lines: National Socialist Population Policy, Citizenship, and Military Service in Occupied Alsace, 1940-1945, by Devlin M. Schofield

SECOND PART: CONCEPTS OF OCCUPATION

Chapter 4: Genocide as Organizing Principle in Raphael Lemkin’s Analysis of Nazi-Occupied Europe, by Raffael Scheck

Chapter 5: From a Nazi Imperialism to a Fascist Imperialism: Transnational Nationalisms and the Creation of a “New Europe”, by Eric Roubinek

Chapter 6: From Principles to Pragmatism: The SS in Occupied France, 1940-1944, by Thomas Laub

THIRD PART: ECONOMIC MATTERS

Chapter 7: German Occupation of Italy, 1943-45: Conflicting Authorities and Contrasting Strategies in the Management of Resources and Supplies, by Alessandro Salvador and Jacopo Calussi

Chapter 8: The Gau Westmark as Colonial Outpost: Rethinking Economic, Military, and Racial Policies in Nazi-Annexed Moselle, by Elizabeth Vlossak

FOURTH PART: RACE, GENDER, AND THE INTERACTIONS OF OCCUPIERS AND OCCUPIED PEOPLE

Chapter 9: Women of the Reich: German Military Auxiliaries and the Occupation of Europe, by Julia Torrie

Chapter 10: Romance, Marriage, and the Lebensborn Program: Gendering German Expectations and Reality in Occupied Norway, by Caroline Nielsen

Chapter 11: The Volksdeutsche of Eastern Europe as Nazi Collaborators during World War II, by Christoph Schiessl

Chapter 12: Nazi Germanization Policy in Occupied Europe: An Overview, by Bradley J. Nichols

AFTERWORD by Shelley Baranowski

Index

Raffael M. Scheck is Audrey Wade Hittinger Katz and Sheldon Toby Katz Professor of History at Colby College, Maine, USA

Fabien Théofilakis is Associate Professor of History at University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France

Julia Torrie is Professor of History at St. Thomas University, Canada

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