Ideology and the rationality of domination. Nazi Germanization policies in Poland

Wolf, Gerhard (2020) Ideology and the rationality of domination. Nazi Germanization policies in Poland. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN. ISBN 9780253048073 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Following the brutal invasion and occupation of Poland, the Nazis put measures into place: remove the Jews, bring in German settlers, and racially classify the rest of the population in order to separate Poles from ethnic Germans. Gerhard Wolf reveals an astonishing reality in which the plan met with massive resistance from various Nazi occupation institutions, especially when it came to deeming a majority of Polish citizens as "racially unfit." According to Wolf, the everchanging environment of the war meant this was a highly experimental process and emphasizes the formative aspects of Nazi policy-making and how key actors struggled to define racial criteria and determine whether they would have the desired effect. Students and scholars of the Polish occupation, the Holocaust, and Nazism will find new analysis of German imperialism, ethnic cleansing, and genocide in this important book.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Nazi Germany, Racism, Occupation Policy, Second World War, Poland
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for German-Jewish Studies
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DAW History of Central Europe > DAW1001 General
D History General and Old World > DAW History of Central Europe > DAW1031 History
D History General and Old World > DD History of Germany > DD084 History > DD121 By period > DD175 Modern, 1519- > DD201 19th-20th centuries > DD233 Revolution and Republic, 1918- > DD253 Hitler, 1933-1945. National Socialism
D History General and Old World > DD History of Germany > DD084 History > DD121 By period > DD175 Modern, 1519- > DD201 19th-20th centuries > DD233 Revolution and Republic, 1918- > DD253 Hitler, 1933-1945. National Socialism > DD256 Period of World War II, 1939-1945
D History General and Old World > DK History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics > DK4010 History of Poland > DK4123 History > DK4397 1918-1945
Depositing User: Gerhard Wolf
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2019 13:54
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2020 14:12
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/88153
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