This stress on German collective guilt waned rapidly, but the denazification
and demilitarization campaigns continued.
A Hegel scholar by training, Gray was also a former soldier who had participated in the Allies's denazification
In spite of the postwar denazification
, Germans didn't wish to hear of the moral complexity of these postwar weeks and felt betrayed by Anonyma's refusal to make moral judgments along national and ideological lines.
This article will follow those American debates, tracing Oberammergau in the religious rhetoric of religious liberals--Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish--from the American tour of Anton Lang, who portrayed the Chrisms as an ambassador of goodwill in 1923, to the trial of his successor Alois Lang, judged a Nazi follower by a denazification
tribunal in 1947.
10) Compare Heefner, supra note 1, at 120 (Truscott's willingness to follow orders), with Ambrose, supra note 7, at 254 (Patton's refusal to follow national denazification
and Democracy: The Hate Speech Problem
126) Of course, after the hostilities ended, Heidegger's elitist and authoritarian attitudes drew intense criticism during the denazification
process; even Karl Jaspars felt compelled to testify that the "mode of thinking" in his long-time friend was "fundamentally unfree, dictatorial," and unfit for educating a new generation of students, who were still vulnerable and impressionable in post-Nazi Germany.
Like our debaathification in Iraq in 2003, and our denazification
inGermany in 1945, these new politicians want to purge the system of anyone who had any connection with the old regime.
Whispers of spiritual sanctimony, hints of social unrest and emotional dissatisfaction float at the edges of the story, while depictions of the assorted JAMES FRY Non-fiction EXORCISING HITLER: THE OCCUPATION AND DENAZIFICATION
OF GERMANY by Frederick Taylor (Bloomsbury) pounds 25 GERMANY'S passage out of the darkness of its recent history has been a remarkable one, albeit at times deeply divisive and traumatic.
It is also a powerful outcry against the * Exorcising Hitler: The Occupation And Denazification
of Germany, by Frederick Taylor, is published in hardback by Bloomsbury, priced pounds 25.
Le sixieme chapitre porte sur les debats allemands d'apres guerre sur la denazification
, la culpabilite ou sur la repentance.
There are comparisons being made between the de-Baathification of Iraq and the denazification
of Germany's politics after World War II.
51) Vera von Bissing used the same strategy of exculpation when summarizing her wartime activities as head of a ferrying yard during her denazification
trial in 1947: "This was, in short, my area of activities, obviously completely focused only on aviation.
When on 31 March 1948 the United States officially ended (as a byproduct of the Cold War) denazification
in the American sector of Germany, many trials were concluded without a verdict and many former Nazis went unpunished.
period was required in Germany before the country could be handed over.