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Nazi policy on the Eastern Front, 1941 : total war, genocide, and radicalization /
edited by Alex J. Kay, Jeff Rutherford, and David Stahel.
imprint
Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2012.
description
x, 359 pages : illustrations, maps.
ISBN
1580464076 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781580464079 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2012.
isbn
1580464076 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781580464079 (hardcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Foreword by Christian Streit -- Introduction / Alex J. Kay, Jeff Rutherford, and David Stahel -- Radicalizing warfare : the German command and the failure of Operation Barbarossa / David Stahel -- Urban warfare doctrine on the Eastern Front / Adrian E. Wettstein -- The Wehrmacht in the war of ideologies : the army and Hitler's criminal orders on the Eastern Front / Felix R?mer -- "The purpose of the Russian Campaign is the decimation of the Slavic population by thirty million" : the radicalization of German food policy in early 1941 / Alex J. Kay -- The radicalization of German occupation policies : the Wirtschaftsstab Ost and the 121st Infantry Division in Pavlovsk, 1941 / Jeff Rutherford -- The exploitation of foreign territories and the discussion of Ostland's currency in 1941 / Paolo Fonzi -- Axis collaboration, Operation Barbarossa, and the Holocaust in Ukraine / Wendy Lower -- The radicalization of anti-Jewish policies in Nazi-occupied Belarus / Leonid Rein -- The Minsk experience : German occupiers and everyday life in the capital of Belarus / Stephan Lehnstaedt -- Extending the genocidal program : did Otto Ohlendorf initiate the systematic extermination of Soviet "gypsies"? / Martin Holler -- The development of German policy in occupied France, 1941, against the backdrop of the war in the east / Thomas J. Laub -- Conclusion : total war, genocide, and radicalization / Alex J. Kay, Jeff Rutherford, and David Stahel.
catalogue key
8317453
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-340) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Alex J. Kay is the author of Exploitation, Resettlement, Mass Murder: Political and Economic Planning for German Occupation Policy in the Soviet Union, 19401941 and is an independent contractor for the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research on War Consequences. Jeff Rutherford is assistant professor of history at Wheeling Jesuit University, where he teaches modern European history. David Stahel is the author of Operation Barbarossa and Germany's Defeat in the East and Kiev 1941: Hitler's Battle for Supremacy in the East.
Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
Essays provide current interpretations of Germany's military, economic, racial, and diplomatic policies in 1941.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This collection of essays, written by young scholars of seven different nationalities, provides readers with the most current interpretations of Germany's military, economic, racial, and diplomatic policies in 1941.
Main Description
Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941 and events on the Eastern Front that same year were pivotal to the history of World War II. It was during this year that the radicalization of Nazi policy-through both an all-encompassing approach to warfare and the application of genocidal practices-became most obvious. Germany's military aggression and overtly ideological conduct, culminating in genocide against Soviet Jewry and the decimation of the Soviet population through planned starvation and brutal anti-partisan policies, distinguished Operation Barbarossa-the code name for the German invasion of the Soviet Union-from all previous military campaigns in modern European history. This collection of essays, written by young scholars of seven different nationalities, provides readers with the most current interpretations of Germany's military, economic, racial, and diplomatic policies in 1941. In its breadth and depth and its thematic focus on total war, genocide, and radicalization, this volume fills a considerable gap in English-language literature on Germany's war of annihilation against the Soviet Union and the radicalization of World War II during this critical year. Alex J. Kay is the author of Exploitation, Resettlement, Mass Murder: Political and Economic Planning for German Occupation Policy in the Soviet Union, 1940-1941 and is an independent contractor for the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research on War Consequences. Jeff Rutherford is Assistant Professor of History at Wheeling Jesuit University, where he teaches Modern European History. David Stahel is the author of Operation Barbarossa and Germany's Defeat in the East and Kiev 1941: Hitler's Battle for Supremacy in the East.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Radicalizing Warfare: The German Command and the Failure of Operation Barbarossap. 19
Urban Warfare Doctrine on the Eastern Frontp. 45
The Wehrmacht in the War of Ideologies: The Army and Hitler's Criminal Orders on the Eastern Frontp. 73
öThe Purpose of the Russian Campaign Is the Decimation of the Slavic Population by Thirty Millionö: The Radicalization of German Food Policy in Early 1941p. 101
The Radicalization of German Occupation Policies: The Wirtschaftsstab Ost and the 121st Infantry Division in Pavlovsk, 1941p. 130
The Exploitation of Foreign Territories and the Discussion of OstlandÆs Currency in 1941p. 155
Axis Collaboration, Operation Barbarossa, and the Holocaust in Ukrainep. 186
The Radicalization of Anti-Jewish Policies in Nazi-Occupied Belarusp. 220
The Minsk Experience: German Occupiers and Everyday Life in the Capital of Belarus Stephan Lehnstaedtp. 240
Extending the Genocidal Program: Did Otto Ohlendorf Initiate the Systematic Extermination of Soviet ôGypsiesö?p. 267
The Development of German Policy in Occupied France, 1941, against the Backdrop of the War in the Eastp. 289
Conclusion: Total War, Genocide, and Radicalizationp. 314
Appendix: Comparative Table of Ranks for 1941p. 321
Selected Bibliographyp. 323
List of Contributorsp. 341
Indexp. 345
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