The World Hitler Never Made
Alternate History and the Memory of Nazism
By (author) Gavriel David Rosenfeld
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World Hitler Never Made by Gavriel David Rosenfeld
Book DescriptionWhat if the Nazis had triumphed in World War II? What if Adolf Hitler had escaped Berlin for the jungles of Latin America in 1945? What if Hitler had become a successful artist instead of a politician? Originally published in 2005, Gavriel D. Rosenfeld's pioneering study explores why such counterfactual questions on the subject of Nazism have proliferated within Western popular culture. Examining a wide range of novels, short stories, films, television programs, plays, comic books, and scholarly essays appearing in Great Britain, the United States, and Germany post-1945, Rosenfeld shows how the portrayal of historical events that never happened reflects the evolving memory of the Third Reich's real historical legacy. He concludes that the shifting representation of Nazism in works of alternate history, as well as the popular reactions to them, highlights their subversive role in promoting the normalisation of the Nazi past in Western memory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521847063
(228mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gavriel David Rosenfeld
What Ifs of Jewish History, Hardback (September 2016)
Counterfactual history of the Jewish past inviting readers to explore how the course of Jewish history might have been different.
Hi Hitler!, Hardback (December 2014)
Analyzes how the Nazi past has become increasingly normalized within western memory since the start of the new millennium.
Building After Auschwitz, Hardback (October 2011)
The first major study to examine the rise to prominence of Jewish architects since 1945 and the connection of their work to the legacy of the Holocaust
World Hitler Never Made, Paperback (August 2011)» View all books by Gavriel David Rosenfeld
A fascinating 2005 study of the place of alternate histories of Nazism within Western popular culture.
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Author Biography - Gavriel David Rosenfeld
Gavriel Rosenfeld is Associate Professor of History at Fairfield University (Connecticut). He is a specialist in the history and memory of the Third Reich and the Holocaust. His previous publications include Munich and Memory: Architecture, Monuments, and the Legacy of the Third Reich (2000).
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