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In recognition of VE Day

Victory in Europe Day is the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday, 8 May 1945, marking defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of Second World War in Europe.

In recognition of the day Berghahn is pleased to offer a selection of our WWII History books, including a selection of Open Access titles. In addition, Berghahn Journals would like to highlight relevant special issues from select history journals.


New and Forthcoming:

The Vienna Gestapo, 1938-1945: Crimes, Perpetrators, Victims

THE VIENNA GESTAPO, 1938-1945
Crimes, Perpetrators, Victims
Elisabeth Boeckl-Klamper, Thomas Mang, and Wolfgang Neugebauer

The Vienna Gestapo headquarters was the largest of its kind in the German Reich and the most important instrument of Nazi terror in Austria, responsible for the persecution of Jews, suppression of resistance and policing of forced labourers. This comprehensive survey by three expert historians focuses on these victims of repression and persecution as well as the structure of the Vienna Gestapo and the perpetrators of its crimes.

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Nordic War Stories: World War II as History, Fiction, Media, and Memory

NORDIC WAR STORIES
World War II as History, Fiction, Media, and Memory
Edited by Marianne Stecher-Hansen

“The volume makes an important contribution to understanding how the mass media in particular shaped the (nation-state) memory of the Second World War in a region of Europe that is mostly out of focus.” • Clio-Online

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Repressed, Remitted, Rejected: German Reparations Debts to Poland and Greece

REPRESSED, REMITTED, REJECTED
German Reparations Debts to Poland and Greece
Karl Heinz Roth in association with Hartmut Rübner
Translated by Ben Lewis

Since unification, the Federal Republic of Germany has made vaunted efforts to make amends for the crimes of the Third Reich. Yet it remains the case that the demands for restitution by many countries that were occupied during the Second World War are unresolved, and recent demands from Greece and Poland have only reignited old debates. This book reconstructs the German occupation of Poland and Greece and gives a thorough accounting of these debates. 

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Guido Goldman: Transatlantic Bridge Builder

GUIDO GOLDMAN
Transatlantic Bridge Builder
Martin Klingst
Foreword by Michelle Müntefering
Translated by Brían Hanrahan

The son of Nahum Goldmann, who was the founder of the World Jewish Congress, Guido Goldman was one of the most distinguished protagonists of the reintegration of Germany into the international community after the defeat of Nazism in 1945. His large network of friends and interlocutors included Willy Brandt and Helmut Kohl, Henry Kissinger and Ronald Reagan, Harry Belafonte and Marlene Dietrich.

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In the Shadow of Auschwitz: German Massacres against Polish Civilians, 1939–1945

Forthcoming June 2022
IN THE SHADOW OF AUSCHWITZ
German Massacres against Polish Civilians, 1939–1945
Daniel Brewing
Translated from the German by Alex Skinner

Praise for the German Edition:
“Daniel Brewing closes a research gap on German occupation in Poland and provides an excellent basis for further investigation. He sets new standards with his carefully argued, theoretically well-founded, and excellent, empirically rich study.” • Sehepunkte

Do Not Forget Me: Three Jewish Mothers Write to Their Sons from the Thessaloniki Ghetto

DO NOT FORGET ME
Three Jewish Mothers Write to Their Sons from the Thessaloniki Ghetto
Edited by Leon Saltiel
With Forewords by Serge Klarsfeld and Yannis Boutaris
Letters translated from French by Jenny Demetriou

Among the many Jews confined to the Thessaloniki ghetto during this period were Sarina Saltiel, Mathilde Barouh, and Neama Cazes—three women bound for Auschwitz who spent the weeks before their deportation writing to their sons. Do Not Forget Me brings together these remarkable pieces of correspondence, shocking accounts of life in the ghetto with an emotional intensity rare even by the standards of Holocaust testimony.

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The Devil's Captain: Ernst Jünger in Nazi Paris, 1941-1944

THE DEVIL’S CAPTAIN
Ernst Jünger in Nazi Paris, 1941-1944
Allan Mitchell

The debate about German occupation, French collaboration and resistance, and the relationship between the German military elite and the political leadership of the Nazis during the Second World War will continue, but this volume allows access to a unique and outstanding source, written by an equally remarkable and controversial writer at an extraordinary moment.” • German History

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Germany On Their Minds: German Jewish Refugees in the United States and Their Relationships with Germany, 1938–1988

GERMANY ON THEIR MINDS
German Jewish Refugees in the United States and Their Relationships with Germany, 1938–1988
Anne C. Schenderlein

Throughout the 1930s and early 1940s, approximately ninety thousand German Jews fled their homeland and settled in the United States, prior to that nation closing its borders to Jewish refugees. And even though many of them wanted little to do with Germany, the circumstances of the Second World War and the postwar era meant that engagement of some kind was unavoidable—whether direct or indirect, initiated within the community itself or by political actors and the broader German public. This book carefully traces these entangled histories on both sides of the Atlantic, demonstrating the remarkable extent to which German Jews and their former fellow citizens helped to shape developments from the Allied war effort to the course of West German democratization.

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Submerged on the Surface: The Not-So-Hidden Jews of Nazi Berlin, 1941–1945

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 WATERLOO CENTRE FOR GERMAN STUDIES BOOK PRIZE
CHOICE OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE 2020

SUBMERGED ON THE SURFACE
The Not-So-Hidden Jews of Nazi Berlin, 1941–1945
Richard N. Lutjens Jr.

“This book is approachable for the general history reader, highly informative, and engaging within those parameters. A powerful tale of survival, dignity and ingenuity during one of the darkest periods of human history…This is a book that would interest the non-academic … a fascinating read.” • NB Magazine

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Coming of Age: Constructing and Controlling Youth in Munich, 1942-1973

COMING OF AGE
Constructing and Controlling Youth in Munich, 1942-1973
Martin Kalb

“Employing a ‘top-down’ approach and utilizing an impressive array of archival sources, contemporary periodicals, and oral histories, Kalb’s work does a remarkable job of balancing the views of authority figures and young people… Highly recommended.” • Choice

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Comrades in Arms: Military Masculinities in East German Culture

COMRADES IN ARMS
Military Masculinities in East German Culture
Tom Smith

“With [this book] Tom Smith has made a substantial contribution that will be useful to multiple fields, adding most notably to the research on gender in the GDR. The book is cogently written, comprehensively researched, and theoretically fluent.”  • German Studies Review

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Of Related Interest from Berghahn Journals

Berghahn Journals would like to highlight relevant special issues from the following history journals.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE HISTORY OF CONCEPTS
Citizenship in Europe after World War II (Vol. 9, Issue 1)

FRENCH POLITICS, CULTURE & SOCIETY
The Rescue of Jews in France and its Empire during World War II (Vol. 30, Issue 2)

HISTORICAL REFLECTIONS
Micro-annihilation (Vol. 39, Issue 2)

JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL MEDIA, MEMORY, AND SOCIETY
Remembering the Second World War in Post-Soviet Educational Media (Vol. 13, Issue 1)


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