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The Great War and German Memory: Society, Politics and Psychological Trauma, 1914-1945

Jason Crouthamel


This book explores the impact of psychological trauma, or ‘war neurosis’ in imperial, Weimar and Nazi Germany from the perspective of ordinary mentally disabled veterans of the First World War. War neurosis was a key topic in debates over the memory of the war, masculinity, and social deviance. This volume uses previously unexplored first-person accounts in order to focus on traumatized German war veterans. It follows these vulnerable members of society as they emerged from the trenches and pursued lives in work, family and politics as they experienced marginalization as burdens on the nation ... More

Keywords: Trauma, War neurosis, First World War, shell shock, memory, Weimar Germany, Nazi Germany, Welfare politics, Masculinity, Psychological disability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780859898423
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780859898423.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason Crouthamel, author