Family punishment in Nazi Germany : Sippenhaft, terror and myth / Robert Loeffel.
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
x, 258 p. : map ; 23 cm.
- Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Dissenters -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Dissenters -- Family relationships -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Punishment -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
State-sponsored terrorism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Punishment -- Social aspects -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945.
- "In the Third Reich, political dissidents were not the only ones liable to be punished for their crimes. Their parents, siblings and relatives also risked reprisals. This concept - known as Sippenhaft - was based in ideas of blood and purity. This definitive study surveys the threats, fears and infliction of this part of the Nazi system of terror"-- Provided by publisher.
- Machine generated contents note:
Introduction: Sippenhaft, Terror and Fear : The Historiography of the Nazi Terror State
The Consent and Coercion Debate
Method of Transmission
Importance of Rumour in Nazi Germany
Outline of this Book
A Word on Sources
PART I: SIPPENHAFT AND GERMAN SOCIETY, 1933-1945
Sippenhaft and the Rise to Power
Sippenhaft and Resistance during Second World War
The German Home Front after Stalingrad
PART II: "IMPRISONMENT OF RELATIVES, LIFE OR LIBERTY" : SIPPENHAFT AND THE WEHRMACHT
The Foundation of Sippenhaft in the Wehrmacht
Sippenhaft and the Wehrmacht, 1939-1944
Sippenhaft against Volksdeutche Germans
Sippenhaft after the 20 July 1944
Codification of Terror
PART III: SIPPENHAFT AND THE NKFD AND THE BDO
The German Reaction
Effect of 20 July 1944 181
The Limits of Sippenhaft
Sippenhaft and the Political Significance of the NKFD and BDO
PART IV: "IF A MAN IN THIS REICH IS UNTRUE, THEN HE AND HIS FAMILY WILL BE PUNISHED"
Sippenhaft and the 20 July 1944
Establishing Sippenhaft and 20 July 1944
Sippenhaft put into Effect
Continuing Rhetoric, Fear, Expansion and Limitations of Sippenhaft
The Fate of the von Stauffenberg Family
The Transformation of Sippenhaft and the 20 July 1944
Challenging Terror: Interventions, Representations and Release
Confusion and Fear
Those that Remained in Sippenhaft Detention
PART V: SIPPENHAFT KINDERHEIM : THE CHILDREN IN BAD SACHSA
The Sippenhaft Prisoners of Bad Sachsa
Life in the Camp: Determining Intention
A Change of Plan
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 9780230343054 (hardback)
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