Christmas in Germany: A Cultural History

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2010 - History - 399 pages
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For poets, priests, and politicians--and especially ordinary Germans--in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the image of the loving nuclear family gathered around the Christmas tree symbolized the unity of the nation at large. German Christmas was su
  

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Contents

Germanys Favorite Holiday
1
Scripting a National Holiday
13
Contradictions in the Christmas Mood
65
Christmas in Enemy Territory
93
Under the Sign of Kauflust
139
Christmas in the Third Reich
189
Ghosts of Christmas Past
239
The Nation around the Christmas Tree
283
Notes
291
Bibliography
339
Index
373
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Joe Perry is associate professor of modern German and European history at Georgia State University.

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