Hitler's Legacy: West Germany Confronts the Aftermath of the Third Reich

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P. Lang, 2001 - History - 429 pages
Hitler's Legacy is the first comprehensive look at the Nazi problem in Germany from 1945 until today. The work stresses the major personnel controversies that arose from the reappearance of Nazis in key positions and the payment of generous pensions to Third Reich officials by West German governments. The first comprehensive summary of Germany's own war-crime trials held since 1945, it also provides an overview of the allied postwar war crime trials at Nuremberg and elsewhere. Two case studies highlight the post-Nazi milieu of 1950s West Germany: Theodor Oberlaender and Hans Globke. Both men played significant roles in the Nazi regime and became more prominent in Adenauer's 1950s West German government.

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About the author (2001)

The Author: While a practicing attorney, John P. Teschke obtained his Ph.D. specializing in German History from the University of California, Riverside in 1995. His varied experiences included two years of bureaucratic experience as a school district legal advisor, which provided him with insight into the administrative mentality. A University of California Regents Fellow, he has spent a total of four years in Germany, two of them as a graduate exchange student.

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