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By Rita Chin,Heide Fehrenbach,Geoff Eley,Atina Grossmann

"After the Nazi Racial State deals a complete, persuasive, and bold argument in prefer of constructing 'race' a extra relevant analytical type for the writing of post-1945 background. this can be an incredibly very important undertaking, and the amount certainly has the aptitude to reshape the sector of post-1945 German history."

---Frank Biess, college of California, San Diego

What occurred to "race," race pondering, and racial differences in Germany, and Europe extra greatly, after the dying of the Nazi racial nation? This ebook investigates the afterlife of "race" on account that 1945 and demanding situations the long-dominant assumption between historians that it disappeared from public discourse and policy-making with the defeat of the 3rd Reich and its genocidal ecu empire. Drawing on case stories of Afro-Germans, Jews, and Turks---arguably the 3 most vital minority groups in postwar Germany---the authors aspect continuities and alter around the 1945 divide and supply the beginnings of a background of race and racialization after Hitler. a last bankruptcy strikes past the German context to think about the postwar engagement with "race" in France, Britain, Sweden, and the Netherlands, the place waves of postwar, postcolonial, and hard work migration afflicted nativist notions of nationwide and eu identity.

After the Nazi Racial State poses interpretative questions for the old figuring out of postwar societies and democratic transformation, either in Germany and all through Europe. It elucidates key analytical different types, historicizes present discourse, and demonstrates how modern debates approximately immigration and integration---and approximately simply how a lot "difference" a democracy can accommodate---are implicated in an extended heritage of "race." This booklet explores why the concept that of "race" turned taboo as a device for knowing German society after 1945. so much crucially, it indicates the social and epistemic results of this decided retreat from "race" for Germany and Europe as a whole.

Rita Chin is affiliate Professor of historical past on the collage of Michigan.

Heide Fehrenbach is Presidential study Professor at Northern Illinois University.

Geoff Eley is Karl Pohrt exotic college Professor of up to date historical past on the college of Michigan.

Atina Grossmann is Professor of background at Cooper Union.

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