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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Meinecke acknowledges that in order to combine nationalism and socialism, the firm power of the state is needed. 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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Katie marked it as to-read Mar 04, You are commenting using your Facebook account. Johannes marked it as to-read Apr 18, If Hindenburg had not named Hitler chancellor, the Nazi movement might have faded out on its own. Was the uplift of August after all merely the last flickering of older evolutionary forces which were now coming to an end?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Return to Book Page. C marked it as to-read Sep 17, We generally believed indeed that this had already commenced and that it would progress further in the common experiences of the war, which was looked upon as a war of defense and self-protection.


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Matt rated it it was ok May 29, 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 There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Brittany rated it it was ok Jan 20, Brian M added it Aug 29, Magdalena rated it it was amazing Sep 01, For the sculptor, see Friedrich Meinecke sculptor.

The Long Road West: Books by Friedrich Meinecke. Hitler in this analysis is the German response to those forces. Trivia About German Catastroph Thanks for telling us about the problem. Michelle Mengsu marked it as to-read Nov 11, Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

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German Catastrophe: Reflections & Recollections

catastrpohe Views Read Edit View history. Anyone who is interested in exploring what history could suggest about potentially repeating itself in America should try to get a copy of this book and read it.

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Again, you see a dichotomy emerge: After gdrman Nazis invaded Poland in he praised this event in a letter to Siegfred August Kaehler, stating: As a nationalist historian Meinecke didn’t care very much for the desires of peoples in Eastern Europe, [4] and went as far as writing about “raw bestiality of the south Slavs”, [5] while favoring German expansionism into the East.

Janaka marked it as to-read Feb 11, Nevertheless, he openly described himself as “antisemitic”, [10] and while he was willing to have Jewish friends and colleagues, the Friedich persecution of Jews never bothered him much.