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Hurd, Madeleine
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Hurd, M. & Werther, S. (2016). Retelling the past, inspiring the future: Waffen-SS commemorations and the creation of a ‘European’ far-right counter-narrative. Patterns of Prejudice, 50(4-5), 420-444
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Retelling the past, inspiring the future: Waffen-SS commemorations and the creation of a ‘European’ far-right counter-narrative
2016 (English)In: Patterns of Prejudice, ISSN 0031-322X, E-ISSN 1461-7331, Vol. 50, no 4-5, p. 420-444Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Heinrich Himmler created the Waffen-SS in part as a multinational force, willing to fight for a New Europe based on Germanic blood. After the war, many international Waffen-SS units formed veterans' associations (VAs). Like other VAs, these provided veterans with the chance to engage in ‘memory work’ and to keep alive a sense of comradeship and of valiant sacrifice, as well as an emotional commitment to the fallen. Waffen-SS veterans were, however, alone in celebrating their ‘sacrifices’. Others shunned them for their participation in atrocities. To defend themselves, they developed a counter-hegemonic Second World War narrative that presented the Waffen-SS as uniquely heroic ‘European’ volunteers' against Bolshevism. This counter-narrative, however, only gained resonance with the fall of the Berlin Wall. After 1989, in fact, veterans could seek out and establish sites of public commemoration, not in Western but in Eastern Europe. Hurd and Werther use veterans' journals and books to explore the redeployment of SS ideology in a revisionist version of history. They examine the resurrection of a mass Waffen-SS graveyard in East Ukraine as a telling case history, discussing, not least, the implications of a ‘reconciliation’ of the former German soldiers with both Ukrainian villagers and Red Army veterans. Finally, they explore the significance of the veterans' ‘European’ counter-history for a younger generation of neo-Nazis.

Keywords
Waffen-SS, national socialism, veterans, memory, Ukraine
National Category
History
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31071 (URN)10.1080/0031322X.2016.1243346 (DOI)000387783600006 ()2-s2.0-84994588801 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-11-03 Created: 2016-11-03 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Werther, S. & Hurd, M. (2016). Waffen-SS veterans and their sites of memory today (1ed.). In: Jochen Böhler & Robert Gerwarth (Ed.), The Waffen-SS: A European History. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Waffen-SS veterans and their sites of memory today
2016 (English)In: The Waffen-SS: A European History / [ed] Jochen Böhler & Robert Gerwarth, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, 1Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Book abstract: This is the first systematic pan-European study of the hundreds of thousands of non-Germans who fought ― either voluntarily or under different kinds of pressures ― for the Waffen-SS (or auxiliary police formations operating in the occupied East). Building on the findings of regional studies by other scholars ― many of them included in this volume ― The Waffen-SS aims to arrive at a fuller picture of those non-German citizens (from Eastern as well as Western Europe) who served under the SS flag. Where did the non-Germans in the SS come from (socially, geographically, and culturally)? What motivated them? What do we know about the practicalities of international collaboration in war and genocide, in terms of everyday life, language, and ideological training? Did a common transnational identity emerge as a result of shared ideological convictions or experiences of extreme violence? In order to address these questions (and others), The Waffen-SS adopts an approach that does justice to the complexity of the subject, adding a more nuanced, empirically sound understanding of collaboration in Europe during World War II, while also seeking to push the methodological boundaries of the historiographical genre of perpetrator studies by adopting a transnational approach.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016 Edition: 1
Keywords
Waffen-SS, veteran, WWII, national socialism, memory, foreign volunteers
National Category
History
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31252 (URN)9780198790556 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-11-30 Created: 2016-11-30 Last updated: 2017-05-09Bibliographically approved
Werther, S. & Hurd, M. (2014). Go East Old Man: The Ritual Spaces of SS Veteran's Memory Work. Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, 6, 327-359
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Go East Old Man: The Ritual Spaces of SS Veteran's Memory Work
2014 (English)In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 6, p. 327-359Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24625 (URN)
Available from: 2014-09-19 Created: 2014-09-19 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Hurd, M. & Werther, S. (2013). Nature, the Volk, and the Heimat: The narratives and practices of the Far-Right Ecologist. Baltic Worlds, VI(2), 13-19
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nature, the Volk, and the Heimat: The narratives and practices of the Far-Right Ecologist
2013 (English)In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. VI, no 2, p. 13-19Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies; Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-20279 (URN)
Available from: 2013-11-29 Created: 2013-11-29 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Hurd, M. (2011). Rituals as texts, rituals in texts: Public performances in German media, 1918-32. In: Christiane Brosius and Karin Poti (Ed.), Ritual and Media: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rituals as texts, rituals in texts: Public performances in German media, 1918-32
2011 (English)In: Ritual and Media: Interdisciplinary Perspectives / [ed] Christiane Brosius and Karin Poti, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz , 2011Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2011
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-11263 (URN)
Available from: 2011-09-06 Created: 2011-09-06 Last updated: 2012-02-06Bibliographically approved
Hurd, M. (2010). Constructing and challenging Nordic borders. In: Madeleine Hurd (Ed.), Bordering the Baltic: Scandinavian boundary-drawing processes, 1900-2000 (pp. 9-25). Münster: Lit
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Constructing and challenging Nordic borders
2010 (English)In: Bordering the Baltic: Scandinavian boundary-drawing processes, 1900-2000 / [ed] Madeleine Hurd, Münster: Lit , 2010, p. 9-25Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Münster: Lit, 2010
Series
Nordische geschichte ; 10
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-11082 (URN)
Available from: 2011-08-29 Created: 2011-08-29 Last updated: 2015-06-11Bibliographically approved
Hurd, M. (2010). Media and masculinity in the Danish-German battle for Flensburg, 1919-20. In: Madeleine Hurd (Ed.), Bordering the Baltic: Scandinavian boundary-drawing processes, 1900-2000 (pp. 259-277). Münster: Lit
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Media and masculinity in the Danish-German battle for Flensburg, 1919-20
2010 (English)In: Bordering the Baltic: Scandinavian boundary-drawing processes, 1900-2000 / [ed] Madeleine Hurd, Münster: Lit , 2010, p. 259-277Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Münster: Lit, 2010
Series
Nordische geschichte ; 10
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-11085 (URN)978-3-643-10778-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-08-29 Created: 2011-08-29 Last updated: 2015-06-11Bibliographically approved
Hurd, M. (2010). Minority bordering: Place, rituals, sentiment and violence. In: Madeleine Hurd (Ed.), Bordering the Baltic: Scandinavian boundary-drawing processes, 1900-2000 (pp. 175-193). Münster: LIT Verlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Minority bordering: Place, rituals, sentiment and violence
2010 (English)In: Bordering the Baltic: Scandinavian boundary-drawing processes, 1900-2000 / [ed] Madeleine Hurd, Münster: LIT Verlag, 2010, p. 175-193Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Münster: LIT Verlag, 2010
Series
Nordische geschichte ; 10
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-11084 (URN)978-3-643-10778-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-08-29 Created: 2011-08-29 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Hurd, M. (2010). Tidningsgenrer och offentliga riter i 1865 års reformrörelse. In: Jonas Harvard och Patrick Lundell (Ed.), 1800-talets mediesystem: (pp. 125-150). Stockholm: Kungliga biblioteket
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tidningsgenrer och offentliga riter i 1865 års reformrörelse
2010 (Swedish)In: 1800-talets mediesystem / [ed] Jonas Harvard och Patrick Lundell, Stockholm: Kungliga biblioteket , 2010, p. 125-150Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Kungliga biblioteket, 2010
Series
Mediehistoriskt arkiv, ISSN 1654-6601 ; 16
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-11081 (URN)978-91-88468-22-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-08-29 Created: 2011-08-29 Last updated: 2015-06-11Bibliographically approved
Hurd, M. (Ed.). (2009). Bordering the Baltic: Scandinavian boundary-drawing processes, 1900-2000. Münster: Lit
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bordering the Baltic: Scandinavian boundary-drawing processes, 1900-2000
2009 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Münster: Lit, 2009. p. 327
Series
Nordische geschichte ; 10
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-10386 (URN)978-3-643-10778-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-08-05 Created: 2011-08-05 Last updated: 2015-06-11Bibliographically approved
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