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Month: April 2013

'An Uncompromising Generation' in a French Impressionist Key? Christian Ingrao's Anatomisation of "Intellectuals" in the SS War Machine

Review of Christian Ingrao's Believe and Destroy: Intellectuals in the SS War Machine (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013), published in the Book Reviews section of the Wiener Library Blog. In 2006, a publishing sensation erupted in France with the publication of Jonathan Littell's The Kindly Ones, a novel which sought to recreate the motivation and incremental brutalisation of an intelligent, educated SS officer, as he becomes ever more damningly implicated in the horrors of the Holocaust.Read more...

Evening talk at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge

On 30 April 2013, Helen presented a talk on her recent research at one of Lucy Cavendish College's Anna Bidder Research Evenings.Read more...

Engagement to speak at Swansea University

On 23 April 2013, Helen gave a talk on her recently published monograph to the German department at Swansea University.Read more...

‘Blüte und Zerfall'?: ‘Schematic Narrative Templates' of decline and fall in National Socialist racial ideology

Presented at Declines and Falls: Perspectives in European History and Historiography - Twenty Years of the European Review of History / Revue européenne d'histoire - An Anniversary Conference, Central European University, Budapest, 17 May 2013.Read more...

'Goebbels' Grecian Obsession'

On 5 April 2013, Helen presented a paper entitled 'Goebbels' Grecian Obsession: Philhellenism and the leaders of the Third Reich' at the Classical Association Conference 2013, University of Reading.Read more...