"Guilty Victim explores Austria's search for an internationally credible identity for itself after the Nazi era. But Hella Pick shows how the old ghosts will not go away. It is not just the saga of President Kurt Waldheim's Nazi past which has haunted Austria's graceful glide to rehabilitation and respectability. The spectacular success of Jorg Haider and his far right-wing politics have raised grave worries inside and outside Austria. How will Haider's xenophobia and the dangers of revisionism towards the third Reich sit in the new Europe, where Austria has gained a respected place ?" "Guilty Victim provides sobering insights into one of the most troubling questions facing Europe today."--BOOK JACKET.
First published in 1998. This is the only up to date English language work which seeks to assess the whole of the post war Austrian experience in the light of the latest research, using a multi-disciplinary approach by historians, political scientists, economists, international relations specialists and literary historians. It is addressed not only to specialists in Austrian affairs, but also to studies and scholars concerned with the evaluation of small democracies, their place in an integrated continent and the shape of post-Communist Central Europe. The formative first few decades of the Second Republic are reassessed in four contributions: analysis of the key actors and events involved in the genesis of post war state; of the activities of Karl Renner’s first coalition government; of how tensions regarding Austrian identity were played out in post-war literature and of the competing domestic and superpower perceptions of Austria’s fledging neutrality.
Scholars have increasingly been investigating human sexuality as an important field of social history in particular national cultures. This volume examines both continuities and changing patterns of sexual behavior in Austria.
Who minds sleeping under a mosquito net when it's royally draped over the bed in a lush Kenyan, open-walled hut, fashioned from tree trunks and shielded from the sun by a sumptuous thatched roof? This selection of the most-splendid getaway havens nestled throughout the African continent is sure to please even the most finicky would-be voyagers. Photos.
the GDR and liberation movements in southern Africa
Author: Hans-Georg Schleicher
Publisher: Southern Africa Pr
The German authors spent ten years in southern Africa, one as a diplomat, and one an academic. They have studied here the GDR's past, notably its links with the national liberation movements in southern Africa. The record is particularly important since liberation movements largely had neither the time nor resources to keep records and documents. The study looks at the history of both sides, including the conflict-ridden evolution of the liberation movements. The GDR's interests are described in great detail, specifically the interplay of the East and West as a major factor in the GDR's foreign policy and its association with the liberation movements. This relationship is presented within the context of evolutions and internal developments within the liberation movements against the Cold War confrontation in that era.
Through a series of interviews with a cross-section of the Austrian public, ranging from ordinary citizens to prominent political figures and intellectuals, on the topic of the Anschluss, Elfriede Schmidt highlights the basic issue involved in this "annexation": was Austria the first victim of Hitler or a willing partner? Collectively the responses contribute to a thoughtful and thought-provoking reappraisal of the Anschluss and its consequences to the present day.
Alfred Wiener and the Making of the Holocaust Library combines the biography of Alfred Wiener and the history of the distinguished library and research institution he founded. From 1919, when he joined Germany's largest Jewish civil rights organisation, Wiener worked against the rising tide of right-wing extremism. With the coming to power of Hitler in 1933 he fled with his family to Amsterdam. There he set up the Jewish Central Information Office, which collected, collated and disseminated detailed information about events in Nazi Germany on a scale matched by no other organisation anywhere in the world. Moving his collection to London in 1939, Wiener made his resources available to the British government, thus providing Britain with a range and depth of intelligence about the enemy which could have come from nowhere else. Known by British civil servants as 'Dr Wiener's Library', the Jewish Central Information Office adopted the name Wiener Library after the war when Wiener recast it as an academic institution. The book explores how, in the 1950s and 1960s the Library played a pioneering role in founding the serious academic study of the Nazi era and the Holocaust. The author traces the Library's financial plight during the 1970s and the remarkable revival of its fortunes in the 1980s.