The German catastrophe: Reflections and recollections (Beacon paperback) [ Friedrich Meinecke] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. London: Allen and Unwin.) DIE DEUTSCHE KATASTROPHE: BETRACHTUNGEN UND. ERINNERUNGEN. By Friedrich Meinecke. ( Zurich: Aero-. Verlag. public officials today. The author tells us to follow the common good-but. “What is the common good?” is the real question perplexing the world, and on.

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After the Nazis invaded Poland in he praised this event in a letter to Siegfred August Kaehler, stating: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In the future, the only place of power that Germany should find should be in some type of European Federation.

This situation, plus bad social conditions including but not limited to the decrees of the Versailles Treaty were necessary for the existence of Hitler. InMeinecke helped to found the Free University of Berlin.

Militarism led to a loss of culture and produced narrow-mindedness, Meinecke goes to on say. Notify me of new comments via email.

The German Catastrophe

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Park by Stanford M. Email required Address never made public. Again, you see a dichotomy feiedrich The first wave, socialism, sought to care for the needs of all members of society, to safeguard their standard of living.

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Under the Third Reichhe had some sympathy for the regime, especially in regard to its early anti-semitic laws. He was educated at the University of Bonn and the University of Berlin. To what extent was totalitarianism tye peculiar German phenomenon rather than an aspect of general European development?

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Another dreamed to construct a national socialism: Was the uplift of August after all merely the last flickering of older evolutionary forces which were now coming to an end? This militarism, which was a synthesis of intellect and raw power led to a tendency to be subservient, Meineicke argues Carr [16] cites him as an example of a historian whose views are heavily influenced by the Zeitgeist: You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Cancel reply Enter your comment here Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In the book Meinecke interprets National Socialism as an “alien force occupying Germany”, [13] while at the same time expressing anti-semitic prejudice towards the Jews. He meant to tell the German people that they were fundamentally good and that they would soon recover.


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Inhe helped to found the Free University of Berlin in West Berlinand remained an important figure to the end of his life. Margaret MacMillan, Paris Viewed as a homily, it may have had the intended effect. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This site uses cookies.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Book ReviewGerman History Tags: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Friedrich Meinecke. He seems to be hoping to answer the questions: His dualistic understanding of reality and the forces of history is oversimplified, I feel.

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