The World Hitler Never Made: Alternate History and the Memory of Nazism (New Studies in European History)

The World Hitler Never Made: Alternate History and the Memory of Nazism (New Studies in European History)

Gavriel D. Rosenfeld


What if the Nazis had triumphed in international battle II? What if Adolf Hitler had escaped Berlin for the jungles of Latin the US in 1945? What if Hitler had turn into a profitable artist rather than a political candidate? initially released in 2005, Gavriel D. Rosenfeld's pioneering learn explores why such counterfactual questions about the topic of Nazism have proliferated inside Western pop culture. analyzing a variety of novels, brief tales, movies, tv courses, performs, comedian books, and scholarly essays showing in nice Britain, the USA, and Germany post-1945, Rosenfeld indicates how the portrayal of ancient occasions that by no means occurred displays the evolving reminiscence of the 3rd Reich's actual historic legacy. He concludes that the transferring illustration of Nazism in works of exchange heritage, in addition to the preferred reactions to them, highlights their subversive position in selling the normalisation of the Nazi earlier in Western reminiscence.

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