The Resource Harmful and undesirable : book censorship in Nazi Germany, Guenter Lewy

Harmful and undesirable : book censorship in Nazi Germany, Guenter Lewy

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Harmful and undesirable : book censorship in Nazi Germany
Title
Harmful and undesirable
Title remainder
book censorship in Nazi Germany
Statement of responsibility
Guenter Lewy
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Language
eng
Summary
  • " Like every authoritarian regime in history, Nazi Germany tried to control intellectual freedom through book censorship. Between 1933 and 1945, Hitler's party orchestrated a massive campaign to take control of all forms of communication in the nation. Book burnings abounded-- in 1933 alone, there were 93 book burnings in 70 German cities. Indeed, Werner Schlegel, an official in the Ministry of Propaganda, called the book burnings "a symbol of the revolution." Bookstores, libraries, and universities were pillaged, while German authors were targeted by the regime. Yet surprisingly, Nazi book censorship has been largely overlooked by modern historians. In Harmful and Undesirable, Guenter Lewy analyzes the various strategies that the Nazis employed to enact censorship and the people, including Martin Bormann, Philipp Bouhler, Joseph Goebbels, and Alfred Rosenberg, who led the attack on intellectual life. The Propaganda Ministry played a leading role in the censorship campaign, supported by an array of organizations at both the local and state levels. Because of the many overlapping jurisdictions and organizations, censorship was disorderly and erratic. Beyond the implementation of censorship, Lewy also describes the plight of authors, publishers, and bookstores who clashed with the Nazi regime. Some authors were imprisoned, tortured, and even killed. Meanwhile others, such as Gottfried Benn, Gerhart Hauptmann, Ernst Jünger, Jochen Klepper, and Ernst Wiechert became controversial "inner emigrants" who chose to remain in Germany and criticize the Nazi regime through allegories and parables. Ultimately, Lewy paints a fascinating portrait of intellectual life under the Nazi dictatorship, revealing the fate of those who were caught in the wheels of censorship. "--
  • "The first English language study of book censorship in Nazi Germany, this book describes the way in which various state and party organizations in Germany exerted control over the creation, publication, and distribution of books. By presenting the fate of authors and publishers, who came into conflict with the organs of censorship, it sheds light on intellectual life under the Nazi dictatorship"--
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1923-
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Lewy, Guenter
Dewey number
363.310943/0904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z658.G3
LC item number
L49 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Censorship
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • HISTORY / Europe / Germany
  • Censorship
  • Intellectual life
  • Politics and government
  • Germany
Label
Harmful and undesirable : book censorship in Nazi Germany, Guenter Lewy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-251) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Gestapo and SD
  • The Party Commission for the Protection of National Socialist Literature
  • Alfred Rosenberg: Hitler's Plenipotentiary for ideological education
  • Part 3.
  • The Practice of Censorship.
  • The reasons for banning books
  • Jewish books
  • The purge of libraries
  • Wartime censorship
  • The battle for turf
  • Part 1.
  • Part 4.
  • The Impact of Censorship.
  • The inner emigration
  • The Emergence of Censorship.
  • Book control in the Weimar Republic
  • The book burning of 1933
  • Part 2.
  • The Agencies of Control.
  • The Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda
  • The Reich Chamber of Literature
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 268 pages
Isbn
9780190275280
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015044227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945693481
  • (OCoLC)ocn945693481
Label
Harmful and undesirable : book censorship in Nazi Germany, Guenter Lewy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Gestapo and SD
  • The Party Commission for the Protection of National Socialist Literature
  • Alfred Rosenberg: Hitler's Plenipotentiary for ideological education
  • Part 3.
  • The Practice of Censorship.
  • The reasons for banning books
  • Jewish books
  • The purge of libraries
  • Wartime censorship
  • The battle for turf
  • Part 1.
  • Part 4.
  • The Impact of Censorship.
  • The inner emigration
  • The Emergence of Censorship.
  • Book control in the Weimar Republic
  • The book burning of 1933
  • Part 2.
  • The Agencies of Control.
  • The Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda
  • The Reich Chamber of Literature
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 268 pages
Isbn
9780190275280
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015044227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945693481
  • (OCoLC)ocn945693481

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