Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest



Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and ConquestAs He Prepared To Wage His War Of Annihilation On The Eastern Front, Adolf Hitler Repeatedly Drew Parallels Between The Nazi Quest For Lebensraum, Or Living Space, In Eastern Europe And The United States S Westward Expansion Under The Banner Of Manifest Destiny The Peoples Of Eastern Europe Were, He Said, His Redskins, And For His Colonial Fantasy Of A German East He Claimed A Historical Precedent In The United States S Displacement And Killing Of The Native Population Edward B Westermann Examines The Validity, And Value, Of This Claim In Hitler S Ostkrieg And The Indian Wars The Book Takes An Empirical Approach That Highlights Areas Of Similarity And Continuity, But Also Explores Key Distinctions And Differences Between These Two National Projects The Westward March Of American Empire And The Nazi Conquest Of The East Offer Clear Parallels, Not Least That Both Cases Fused A Sense Of National Purpose With Racial Stereotypes That Aided In The Exclusion, Expropriation, And Killing Of Peoples Westermann Evaluates The Philosophies Of Manifest Destiny And Lebensraum That Justified Both Conquests, The National And Administrative Policies That Framed Nazi And U.S Governmental Involvement In These Efforts, The Military Strategies That Supported Each Nation S Political Goals, And The Role Of Massacre And Atrocity In Both Processes Important Differences Emerge A Goal Of Annihilation Versus One Of Assimilation And Acculturation A Planned Military Campaign Versus A Confused Strategy Of Pacification And Punishment Large Scale Atrocity As Routine Versus Massacre As Exception Comparative History At Its Best, Westermann S Assessment Of These Two National Projects Provides Crucial Insights Into Not Only Their Rhetoric And Pronouncements But Also The Application Of Policy And Ideology On The Ground His Sophisticated And Nuanced Revelations Of The Similarities And Dissimilarities Between These Two Cases Will Inform Further Study Of Genocide, As Well As Our Understanding Of The Nazi Conquest Of The East And The American Conquest Of The West.

Edward Westermann received his PhD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2000 He was a Fulbright Fellow at the Free University of Berlin, a German Academic Exchange Service fellow on three occasions, as well as a fellow at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum He has published three books and numerous articles and book chapters on topics dealing with military history, the Holocaust, a

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest
  • Edward B. Westermann
  • 21 February 2017
  • 9780806154336

8 thoughts on “Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest

  1. Randall Wallace says:

    Hitler says to Wehrmacht leaders posed to invade the East, Close your hearts to pity Act brutally Eighty million people settlers must obtain what is their right Their existence must be made secure The stronger man is right Wow, sounds like an present day Israeli cabinet meeting Hitler Company obsessed about space and place White people are the most obsessed group in history with taking shit that doesn t belong to them, so all this German Lebensraum talk only meant taking someone ELSE s space and place Himmler s Plan was referred to by one historian as a timetable for the extinction of the entire population of Eastern Europe If Hitler envisioned the conquest of the American West as a process that included the murder of millions, then he could also imagine the subjugation of German lebensraum in the East through a process of mass annihilation Hitler s plan in fact was serial genocide, a rolling genocide headed east, creating an empty landscape for German settlers to settle and multiply The push to the East was considered necessary for the survival of the state To help this plan along Alfred Rosenberg abolished all education above fourth grade in the East unless they were racially valuable Hitler conflated Jews with Bolshevism which only an idiot would believe but soon many did, thus enabling Operation Barbarossa later Hitler said, Here in the Ea...

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