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Werther, S. (2018). »SS marschiert im Feindesland?«: »Germanische« Waffen-SS-Veteranen und ihre Gedenkorte im Osten (1ed.). In: Jan Erik Schulte and Michael Wildt (Ed.), Die SS nach 1945: Entschuldungsnarrative, populäre Mythen, europäische Erinnerungsdiskurse (pp. 395-418). Göttingen: V&R Unipress
Open this publication in new window or tab >>»SS marschiert im Feindesland?«: »Germanische« Waffen-SS-Veteranen und ihre Gedenkorte im Osten
2018 (German)In: Die SS nach 1945: Entschuldungsnarrative, populäre Mythen, europäische Erinnerungsdiskurse / [ed] Jan Erik Schulte and Michael Wildt, Göttingen: V&R Unipress, 2018, 1, p. 395-418Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göttingen: V&R Unipress, 2018 Edition: 1
Keywords
Waffen-SS, veterans, SS, WWII, national socialism, soldiers, Waffen-SS, Zweiter Weltkrieg, Nationalsozialismus, Veteranen, Soldaten
National Category
History
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36382 (URN)3145-3.1.1-2017 (Local ID)978-3-8471-0820-7 (ISBN)3145-3.1.1-2017 (Archive number)3145-3.1.1-2017 (OAI)
Projects
Memory Politics in Far Right Europe: Celebrating Nazi Collaborationists in Post-1989 Belarus, Romania, Flanders and Denmark
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, Memory Politics in Far Right Europe: Celebrating Nazi Collaborationists in Post-1989 Belarus, Romania, Flanders and Denmark
Available from: 2018-09-14 Created: 2018-09-14 Last updated: 2018-09-17Bibliographically approved
Kotljarchuk, A. & Werther, S. (2017). Roma and Travellers ofSweden during World War II: Registration, experts and racial cleansing policy-making in transnational context. In: : . Paper presented at 29th Congress of Nordic Historians, Aalborg University, Denmark, 15-18 August 2017..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Roma and Travellers ofSweden during World War II: Registration, experts and racial cleansing policy-making in transnational context
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Since the mid-1930s, theNazi regime concerned itself with the systematic registration and identificationof Roma. At the 1935 Copenhagen Interpol Conference participating states backedthe initiative proposed by the German police regarding the creation of aninternational registry of Roma. It had been easier to classify Jews for recordsheld by religious communities were readily available to the state. Many Roma inEurope were nomadic and ID-less. The study focuses on measures ofidentification and registration of Roma undertaken in sovereign Sweden and therole of experts and census takers in transnational context. On 25 September1942, the government of Sweden ordered inventory of Roma and Travellers. Thepurpose of the registration was to solve “a problem” by mapping both thesegroups. In Sweden the census did not proceed smoothly, because of the conflictswithin the experts’ community. The paper focuses on the transnational studiesof registration of Roma undertaken in the fully-sovereign Sweden and the roleof experts in ‘scientific’ legitimation of this process.

Keywords
roma, registration, experts, race-making policy, Sweden
National Category
History
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34167 (URN)
Conference
29th Congress of Nordic Historians, Aalborg University, Denmark, 15-18 August 2017.
Projects
Police, Experts and Race: Handling the "Gypsy Plague" in Denmark, Sweden and Latvia, 1930-1945
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 2015/3.1.1/748
Available from: 2018-01-15 Created: 2018-01-15 Last updated: 2018-01-31Bibliographically approved
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. (2015). En skole i vold: Bobruisk 1941–1944. Frikorps Danmark og det tyske besættelsesherredømme i Hviderusland, Dennis Larsen and Therkel Stræde (Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 2014), 392 pp. [Review]. Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 29(3), 492-495
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En skole i vold: Bobruisk 1941–1944. Frikorps Danmark og det tyske besættelsesherredømme i Hviderusland, Dennis Larsen and Therkel Stræde (Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 2014), 392 pp.
2015 (English)In: Holocaust and Genocide Studies, ISSN 8756-6583, E-ISSN 1476-7937, Vol. 29, no 3, p. 492-495Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29484 (URN)10.1093/hgs/dcv053 (DOI)000368370300011 ()
Available from: 2016-02-11 Created: 2016-02-11 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Werther, S. (2015). Review of: Nathaniel Hong, Occupied: Denmark's Adaptation and Resistance to German Occupation 1940-1945, Frihedsmuseets Venners Forlag Copenhagen 2012. [Review]. Historisk Tidsskrift (DK), 114(2), 621-622
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review of: Nathaniel Hong, Occupied: Denmark's Adaptation and Resistance to German Occupation 1940-1945, Frihedsmuseets Venners Forlag Copenhagen 2012.
2015 (Danish)In: Historisk Tidsskrift (DK), ISSN 0106-4991, Vol. 114, no 2, p. 621-622Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26811 (URN)
Available from: 2015-04-07 Created: 2015-04-07 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Werther, S. (2014). An Unimaginable Community: The SS Idea of a 'Greater Germanic Reich' and the German Minority in Denmark. In: Götz, Norbert (Ed.), The Sea of Identities: A Century of Baltic and East European Experiences with Nationality, Class, and Gender (pp. 85-108). Huddinge: Södertörn University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An Unimaginable Community: The SS Idea of a 'Greater Germanic Reich' and the German Minority in Denmark
2014 (English)In: The Sea of Identities: A Century of Baltic and East European Experiences with Nationality, Class, and Gender / [ed] Götz, Norbert, Huddinge: Södertörn University , 2014, p. 85-108Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörn University, 2014
Series
Södertörn Academic Studies, ISSN 1650-433X ; 60Samtidshistoriska frågor, ISSN 1650-450X ; 31
National Category
History
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24623 (URN)978-91-87843-00-6 (ISBN)978-91-87843-01-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-09-19 Created: 2014-09-19 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
Werther, S. (2014). Review of Bath, Matthias, Danebrog gegen Hakenkreuz: Der Widerstand in Dänemark 1940–1945 and Sørensen, Jakob, For Danmarks ære: Danskere i allieret krigstjeneste 1939–1945 [Review]. H-Soz-u-Kult, H-Net Reviews, April
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review of Bath, Matthias, Danebrog gegen Hakenkreuz: Der Widerstand in Dänemark 1940–1945 and Sørensen, Jakob, For Danmarks ære: Danskere i allieret krigstjeneste 1939–1945
2014 (German)In: H-Soz-u-Kult, H-Net Reviews, Vol. AprilArticle, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26810 (URN)
Available from: 2015-04-07 Created: 2015-04-07 Last updated: 2017-05-09Bibliographically approved
Werther, S. (2014). ›Volksgemeinschaft‹ vs. ›Rassegemeinschaft‹: Nationalsozialisten in der dänischen Grenzregion Nordschleswig/Sønderjylland 1933–39. In: David Reinicke, Kathrin Stern, Kerstin Thieler, Gunnar Zamzow (Ed.), Gemeinschaft als Erfahrung: Kulturelle Inszenierungen und soziale Praxis 1930-1960 (pp. 35-62). Paderborn: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh
Open this publication in new window or tab >>›Volksgemeinschaft‹ vs. ›Rassegemeinschaft‹: Nationalsozialisten in der dänischen Grenzregion Nordschleswig/Sønderjylland 1933–39
2014 (German)In: Gemeinschaft als Erfahrung: Kulturelle Inszenierungen und soziale Praxis 1930-1960 / [ed] David Reinicke, Kathrin Stern, Kerstin Thieler, Gunnar Zamzow, Paderborn: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh, 2014, p. 35-62Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Paderborn: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh, 2014
Series
Nationalsozialistische "Volksgemeinschaft". Studien zu Konstruktion, gesellschaftlicher Wirkungsmacht und Erinnerung ; 6
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24626 (URN)
Available from: 2014-09-19 Created: 2014-09-19 Last updated: 2017-05-09Bibliographically approved
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