Neitzel 2012 Fighting

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Authors: Sönke Neitzel and Harald Welzer – Translator: Jefferson S. Chase

Title: Soldaten

Subtitle: On Fighting, Killing and Dying. The Secret WWII Transcripts of German POWs

Place: New York

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Year: 2012

Pages: x + 437pp.

ISBN-13: 9780307958129 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | German History | Types: Wartime Rape / Second World War

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Sönke Neitzel, Departmental of International History, London School of Economics and Political ScienceAuthor's Website, Wikipedia

Harald Welzer: Wikipedia


  Prologues (p. vii)
  Author's Note (p. x)
  What the Soldiers Discussed (p. 3)
  The Soldiers' World (p. 26)
  Fighting, Killing, and Dying (p. 44)
  Frame of Reference: Annihilation (p. 120)
  Sex (p. 164)
  Technology (p. 176)
  Faith in Victory (p. 193)
  Ideology (p. 228)
  Success (p. 274)
  Frame of Reference: War (p. 317)
  How National Socialist Was the Wehrmacht's War? (p. 321)
  War as Work (p. 334)
  Appendix: The Surveillance Protocols (p. 345)
  Acknowledgments (p. 353)
  Notes (p. 355)
  Bibliography (p. 397)
  Index (p. 413)

Original: Neitzel, Sönke, et al. Soldaten. Protokolle vom Kämpfen, Töten und Sterben. Frankfurt/Main 2011.

Wikipedia: Wartime sexual violence: War crimes of the Wehrmacht, World War II

Added: March 22, 2014 – Last updated: December 6, 2014