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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Perpetration, Complicity and Collaboration: Conference Report

On 21 October 2016, the Centre for Collective Violence, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at UCL, with the support of the IAS Octagon Small Grants Fund, organised the one-day workshop on ‘Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Perpetration, Complicity, and Collaboration in Nazi-dominated Europe’. In the past two decades, research into perpetrators, collaborators, and...

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Memories of the SS in Hitler Youth Memoirs

During the summer months I have been working on two thesis chapters on World War Two and how the Hitler Youth generation remember that period. Since I’m looking at an age group born between 1925 and 1933, there are a number of differences in what people experienced. One interesting difference...

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Researching the Hitler Youth generation

What is it like to be researching the Hitler Youth generation? I’m two years into my PhD; I’ve written and re-written around 45,000 words at this point. I’m approaching the halfway point of the thesis (say what?!). Whenever my friends or family ask me what I’m doing/what I think I’m...

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Complex women in Nazi propaganda?: Femininity in Das Deutsche Mädel magazine

Claudia Koonz questions in her book, Mothers in the Fatherland, why girls accepted the ‘misogyny endemic in’ the Nazi party. Koonz does not provide an answer to this, but the question is often on my mind as I am doing research on post-war life narratives of the Hitler Youth generation....

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Using Multiple Factor Analysis for Historical Research

In humanities research projects, big data is the next big thing. Where I study, at UCL, there is an entire department devoted to digital humanities. I don’t fully understand the relationship between the DH department and the history and German departments – all I know is that I want to experiment with big data methodologies in...

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“Perpetrators or Victims? Understanding the Hitler Youth Generation” Presentation notes and PowerPoint

Thank you for all who came to the Contemporary History Workshop presentation (and especially to the conveyors!) on Feb 24, 2015 at Cambridge University. We had a great discussion with a lot of questions concerning the ‘perpetratorhood’ and ‘victimhood’ of the Hitler Youth generation. There is, of course, no direct...