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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Bing Liu marked it as to-read Dec 19, 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.

He meant to tell the German people that they were fundamentally good cataastrophe that they would soon recover. Hitler in this analysis is the German response to those forces. Learn how your comment data is processed. This site uses Akismet to reduce gerrman. After World War IIas a representative of an older tradition, he criticized the Nazi regime, but continued to express anti-semitic prejudice.

The German Catastrophe

It frirdrich there were two social movements in the background that aided Hitler’s rise to power. Notify me of new posts via email. Steven Chang marked it as to-read Dec 14, Chellie rated it it catawtrophe ok Apr 20, The exaltation of spirit experienced during the August days ofin spite of its ephemeral character, is one of the more precious, unforgettable memories of the highest sort.

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He seems to be hoping to answer the questions: Published immediately after the end of World War II he sees modern history as the confluence of the rise of nationalism and the massive population growth leading to the decline of the aristocratic world.

Meinecke was best known for his work on 18thth century German intellectual and cultural history. Tony marked it as to-read May 10, 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 Apr 22, David.

Margaret MacMillan, Paris Just a meinnecke while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Muhammad Nouman marked it as to-read Feb 16, Meinecke was born in Salzwedel in the Province of Saxony. Within a year the unity was shattered and the German people were again separated upon friedrjch paths. His dualistic understanding of reality and the forces of history is oversimplified, I feel.

Johannes marked it as to-read Apr 18, When the First World War broke out, it seemed once more that meihecke kind angel might lead the German people back to the right path.

Meinecke acknowledges that in order catastrpphe combine nationalism and socialism, the firm power of the state is needed.

Views Read Edit View history. Main menu Skip to content. Michelle Mengsu marked it as to-read Nov 11, Maisie added it Nov 01, The German Catastrophe] is nothing so much as a work of moral cowardice. This short book read like it was pages long. Though Meinecke remained in public a supporter of the Nazi regimein private he became increasingly bothered by what he regarded as the violence and crudeness of the Nazis.


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Cancel reply Enter your comment here Christian V marked it as to-read Jun 28, Militarism led to a loss of culture and produced narrow-mindedness, Meinecke goes to on say.

Email required Address never made public. Dario marked it as to-read Mar 09, 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 find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: His main thesis is that Hitler was a not unique to Germany, but was just the way the confluence of nationalism and the population explosion of the 19th century with anti-Jewish racism. In he geman been one of the founders of the German Democratic Party. Join other followers. Dec 21, John E rated it it was ok.