Art, Ideology, and Economics in Nazi Germany: The Reich Chambers of Music, Theater, and the Visual Arts

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Jan 1, 1993 - History - 233 pages
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From 1933 to 1945, the Reich Chamber of Culture exercised a profound influence over hundreds of thousands of German artists and entertainers. Subdivided into separate chambers for music, theater, the visual arts, literature, film, radio, and the press, th
  

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Contents

Art and Culture in the Weimar Republic The Economic Institutional and Political Context
7
The Weimar System of Professional Representation
9
The Impact of the Depression
14
The Neocorporatist Impulse
17
National Socialism and the Arts in the Weimar Era
20
Nazi Coordination of the Arts and the Creation of the Reich Chamber of Culture 1933
32
Nazification of the Arts
34
Toward a Kulturkammer
38
Prosperity Amid Hardship
94
OldAge Pensions
98
Germanizing the Arts
103
The Purge of NonAryans
104
A Jewish Chamber
120
Other Victims of Paragraph 10
126
The Apparatus of Censorship 19331939
132
Mobilizing Artists for War
147

Evolution of the Chamber System
50
Neocorporatism and Second Coordination 19341936
51
Administrative Centralization 19351941
59
The Struggle for Control over Civil Servants
63
The Struggle over Amateur Artists and Audiences
69
The Varieties of Patronage 19331939
73
Work Creation
74
Regulating the Arts
79
Conflicts over Professionalization
83
Economic Bust and Boom
148
The Purge Intensifies
157
Wartime Censorship
163
Mobilization for Total War
168
Conclusion
174
Notes
177
Bibliography
217
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Alan E. Steinweis holds the Hyman Rosenberg Professorship of Modern European History and Judaic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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