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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Join other followers. I picked this book up because Pflanze mentioned it in his biography of Bismarck. For more books on modern German history, see my full list of book reviews. Hhe meant to tell the German people that they were fundamentally good and that they would soon recover.

Search My Site Search for: Meinecke was born in Salzwedel in the Province of Saxony.

InMwinecke helped to found the Free University of Berlin. Views Read Edit View history. Viewed as a work of moral discovery, it is appalling.

Under the Weimar RepublicMeinecke was a Vernunftsrepublikaner republican by reasonsomeone who supported the republic as the least bad alternative. The German Catastrophe] is nothing so much as a work of moral cowardice. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Was the uplift of August after all merely the last flickering of older evolutionary forces which were now coming to an end? Kxtastrophe by Stanford M. Meinecke was best known for his work on friedgich century German intellectual and cultural history. He seems to be hoping to answer the questions: World War One was the turning point for the German peopleMeinecke insists.

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Friedrich Meinecke

Margaret MacMillan, Paris A professor at the University of Strasbourghe served as editor of the teh Historische Zeitschrift between andand was the chairman katasttrophe the Historische Reichskommission from to Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Subscribe to The Curious Wanderer! We underwent a rare disappointment in our hopes. Though Meinecke remained in public a supporter of the Nazi regimein private he became increasingly bothered by what he regarded as the violence and crudeness of the Nazis.

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Reflections and Thhe To the extent that he seeks out answers, he finds those answers in chance and historical contingency. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. As a nationalist historian Meinecke didn’t care very much for the desires of peoples in Eastern Europe, [4] and went as far as writing about “raw fiedrich of the south Slavs”, [5] while favoring German expansionism into the East. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The German people, he tells us, were fundamentally good, and he knew all along that they would emerge from the Hitler disaster.


Notify me of new posts via email. In he worked as an archivist at the German State Archives. Retrieved from ” https: The exaltation of spirit experienced during the August days ofin spite of its ephemeral character, is one of the more precious, unforgettable memories of the highest sort. In he had been one of the founders of the German Democratic Party.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. Friedrich Meinecke October 20, — February 6, was a German historian, with national liberal and anti-semitic viewswho supported the Nazi invasion of Poland.

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