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The Nazi Perpetrator: Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right

Paul B. Jaskot


Who was responsible for the crimes of the Nazis? Party leaders and members? Rank-and-file soldiers and bureaucrats? Ordinary Germans? This question looms over German disputes about the past like few others. It also looms over the art and architecture of postwar Germany in ways that have been surprisingly neglected. This book fundamentally reevaluates pivotal developments in postwar German art and architecture against the backdrop of contentious contemporary debates over the Nazi past and the difficulty of determining who was or was not a Nazi perpetrator. Like their fellow Germans, postwar art ... More

Keywords: Nazis, postwar Germany, postwar artists, Nazi perpetrator, Nazi politics, Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Daniel Libeskind

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816678242
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816678242.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul B. Jaskot, author
Professor of Art History, DePaul University