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Four responses to Nazism

Pilsworth, E. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7379-0996 (2021) Four responses to Nazism. Journal of the British Academy, 9. pp. 59-72. ISSN 2052-7217

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To link to this item DOI: 10.5871/jba/009.059

Abstract/Summary

This article examines four memoirs published in pre-war Britain which describe their authors’ first-hand experience of life under Nazi rule. These writers came from across the political spectrum, but by 1940 they had all risked their lives to escape and oppose the Nazi regime from a position of exile. Their powerful memoirs were an attempt to explain to international audiences what exactly had taken place in Germany, and to suggest ways forward. Incorporating a range of approaches, these writers’ honest reflections on their personal responses to the Nazi movement offer profound insights to readers today, as we try to understand the increasingly distant Nazi era, but are also confronted by a return of far right ideas to mainstream discourse.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > Modern Languages and European Studies > German
ID Code:95415
Publisher:British Academy

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