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In Hitler's Shadow: West German Historians And The Attempt To Escape From The Nazi Past
In Hitler's Shadow: West German Historians And The Attempt To Escape From The Nazi Past
By Richard J. Evans
Pantheon, 1989, 196 pp
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Yet another detailed review of the recent German controversy over the Nazi past. Evans emphasizes that the right-wing historians have had a considerable and deleterious effect on the political culture of the Federal Republic. A book, sober and restrained, that regrets the polemical tone of the German debate and essentially reaffirms the view of liberal historians regarding the causes and consequences of National Socialism.