Heimat (english version)

Heimat again? It’s back in fashion, no doubt about it. All
throughout the German-speaking world, and not just in academia, people
have been talking about it. The word is ubiquitous, an everyday
occurrence, equally present in the media, advertising, public
relations and politics. German history is virtually saturated with it,
from the nineteenth century and the German Empire, to the Weimar
Republic and the Nazi period, into the postwar years of Germany West
and East (but also in Austria and Switzerland). It is found in
völkisch-chauvinist movements as a counter-concept to modernity and
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Exhibition poster: “Nature and Homeland,” Gera 1952, exhibition in the context of a summer-camp drive of the Kulturbund. Artists: Lienert and Schirner, Printed by: Gerth & Oppenrieder, Gera. Source: Bundesarchiv B 285 Plak-042-015 courtesy of the German Federal Archives
Dieser Beitrag wurde am 13.08.2018 auf dem Portal Docupedia-Zeitgeschichte des Zentrums für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam veröffentlicht.
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