Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying. The Secret World War II Transcripts of German POWs. Sönke Neitzel, Harald Welzer

Winter, Christine (2013) Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying. The Secret World War II Transcripts of German POWs. Sönke Neitzel, Harald Welzer. Reviews in History, 1370: 1-3.

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Author Winter, Christine
Title Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying. The Secret World War II Transcripts of German POWs. Sönke Neitzel, Harald Welzer
Journal name Reviews in History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1749-8155
Publication date 2013-01-24
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Open Access Status Link (no DOI)
Issue 1370
Start page 1
End page 3
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A new book has entered international debates on German soldiers and war crimes with a vengeance: Soldaten, heralded by the German political magazine Der Spiegel (as the dust jacket states) as ‘nothing short of a sensation … The myth that the Nazi-era German armed forces [were] not involved in war crimes persisted for decades after the war. Now two German researchers have destroyed it once and for all’. In contrast the German newspaper Die Zeit has evaluated the volume, written by historian Sönke Neitzel and psychologist Harald Welzer, in more measured terms as ‘a significant contribution to the mental history of the Wehrmacht’. It is already evident that the title and the dust jacket invite misreadings and a misuse of Soldaten, perverting it to a sensational exposé of the German army when it is nothing of the sort...
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Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Subtitle: "New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 2012, ISBN: 9780307958129; 437pp.; Price: £19.05".

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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