German Yearbook of Contemporary History

German Yearbook of Contemporary History

A publication of the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History

ISSN 2509-744X


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This English-language journal focuses on 20th and 21st-Century history with each annual issue devoted to one central theme. It contains a combination of translated articles from the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History's prestigious quarterly journal, Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte, and original research. Its goal is to disseminate this important scholarship with an English-speaking audience.

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Volume 5 (2021)
After Nazism: Relaunching Careers in Germany and Austria

Introduction: Three Shades of Brown

The Nazi Past and Postwar Careers in Germany and Austria
Thomas Schlemmer and Susanna Schrafstetter

In Memoriam Jürgen Zarusky, 1958‒2019

In the Crosshairs: Kurt Ziesel’s Adenauer-Era Campaign to Expose the Nazi Pasts of West German Intellectuals
Axel Schildt

In Memoriam Axel Schildt, 1951‒2019

Unmasking Former Nazis in Adenauer’s Germany: Individual Careers and Historical Significance
Mary Fulbrook

“I Got Through Those Times Well”: Otto Brunner and National Socialism
Hans-Henning Kortüm

National Socialism in Austria before and after 1945: Nazi Minister Anton Reinthaller and the Origins of the Austrian Freedom Party
Margit Reiter

From the General Government to the Bundestag? The Christian-Social Union in Bavaria and the Case of Max Frauendorfer
Thomas Schlemmer

The Limits of Integration: Nazi Officials and Their New Political Careers after 1945 in West Germany and Austria
Gerald Steinacher

Nazi Legacies? New Research on the Question of Continuities in Postwar Germany
Andreas Wirsching

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