de-Nazification


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Synonyms for de-Nazification

social process of removing Nazis from official positions and giving up any allegiance to Nazism

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In order to explain why Death Mills had this fate, we need to discuss several ancillary issues: the Allied de-Nazification campaign, shaming, and collective guilt.
This engagement with Daoism intensified after the Second World War ended, in the period during which Heidegger underwent the de-Nazification process.
In Germany, according to Greiner, public acknowledgment of former special camp inmates as "political prisoners at Stalin's mercy" (472) did not take place until recently, primarily because many people still think of the camps as a legitimate instrument for de-Nazification.
It was a cleansing process that Die Meistersinger was chosen as the opera to re-open the Bayreuth Festival Theatre in 1951 after its de-Nazification (the chief offender there being Wagner's Englishborn daughter-in-law, Winifred, with her adulation of Hitler and the Third Reich).
6-7), is not identified as a virulent anti-Semite, who joined the Nazi party in 1933, taught law at the University of Berlin until the end of the war, and reportedly resisted every attempt at de-nazification until his death in 1985.
The TRC sharply contrasted the Nuremberg Trials after World War II and other de-Nazification measures.
After the war, however, the institute's members had few problems surviving de-Nazification, either because of the help they received from pastors who had belonged to their bitterest opponents, the Confessing Church, who for a variety of motives went to bat for them, or because of their ability to use the spurious distinction between theological anti-Judaism and racial anti-Semitism to distance themselves from Nazism.
Only after the war, when a de-Nazification tribunal banned Winifred Wagner from further festival management, did Cosima's influence fade.
After the war a de-Nazification process faced German musicians like Wilhelm Furtwangler, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, and Herbert von Karajan, who had performed under the Third Reich.
The Allied de-Nazification program faded as fear of Soviet subversion grew and then shifted by 1950 into fear that the USSR might intervene militarily to cripple the growing power of West Germany.
Cooper, a Romanian-American Jew and a Captain in the Manpower Division of the United States branch of the Allied Control Commission, reveal one soldier's impression that the de-Nazification program was an utter failure overall, and that many Germans neither suffered the reality of war nor received the punishment and reeducation the Allies planned for them.
Nothing remotely comparable to the post-World War II de-nazification of Germany has occurred; only a handful of communists have been prosecuted.
Despite extensive evidence of this, the worst that happened to her at her four postwar de-Nazification hearings was to be declared a 'follower'.
Austria, unlike Germany, was never subjected to the intensive de-Nazification campaigns that followed from the defeat of Adolf Hitler.