The German Catastrophe. By Friedrich Meinecke. Harvard University Press, . pp. $ Purchase. This little book, written in by the dean of. I picked this book up because Pflanze mentioned it in his biography of Bismarck. The question that anyone had to ask after World War II was. The German Catastrophe: Reflections and Recollections. Front Cover. Friedrich Meinecke. Harvard University Press, – Germany – pages.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If Hindenburg had not named Hitler chancellor, the Nazi movement might have faded out on its own.

For more books on modern German history, see my full list of book reviews. Open Preview See a Problem? This situation, plus bad social conditions including but not limited to the decrees of the Versailles Treaty were necessary for the existence of Hitler.

Johannes marked it as to-read Apr 18, When the First World War broke out, it seemed once more that a kind angel might lead the German people back to the right path. Muhammad Nouman marked it as to-read Feb 16, All the rifts which had hitherto existed in the German people, both within the bourgeoisie and between the bourgeoisie and the working classes, were suddenly closed in the face of the common danger which snatched us out of the security of the material prosperity that we had been enjoying.


Magdalena rated it it was amazing Sep 01, A state whose essence is organization will be indifferent, with the innermost distrust, toward the incalculable unfolding of life of the individual, from which alone German culture buds forth. Meinecke was born in Salzwedel in the Province of Saxony. This short book read like it was pages long.

Email required Address never made public. Renan Virginio marked it as to-read Sep 02, Though Meinecke remained in public a supporter of the Nazi regimein private he became increasingly bothered by what he regarded as the violence and crudeness of the Nazis.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Brittany rated it it was ok Jan 20, The German people, he tells us, were fundamentally good, and he knew all along that they would emerge from the Hitler disaster.

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German Catastrophe: Reflections & Recollections

After World War IIas a representative of an older tradition, he criticized the Nazi regime, but continued to express anti-semitic prejudice. Harvard University Press, I picked this book frifdrich because Pflanze mentioned it in his biography of Bismarck.

Notify me of new comments via email. AfterMeinecke fell into a state of semi-disgrace, and was removed as editor of the Historische Zeitschrift. In the book Meinecke interprets National Socialism as an “alien force occupying Germany”, [13] while at the germwn time expressing anti-semitic prejudice towards the Jews.


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Margaret MacMillan, Paris Ccatastrophe dreamed to construct a national socialism: Maisie added it Nov 01, For the sculptor, see Friedrich Meinecke sculptor. The exaltation of spirit experienced during the August days ofin spite of its ephemeral character, is one of the more precious, unforgettable memories of the highest sort. Book ReviewGerman History Tags: Join other followers. His solution for the Germans was to go back to the idealism of Goethe’s romanicism with a heafty dose of Christianity.

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Friedrich Meinecke, The German Catastrophe: InMeinecke helped to found the Free University of Berlin. Let me know what you think! Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

His explanation for the success of National Socialism points to the legacy of Prussian militarism in Germany, the effects of rapid industrialisation and the weaknesses of the middle classes, though Meinecke also tue that Hitlerism benefited friedricg a series of unfortunate accidents, which had no connection with the earlier developments in German history.

To what extent was totalitarianism a peculiar German phenomenon rather than an aspect of general European development? Post was not sent – check your email addresses!