Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 May 2010

352 Pages | 23 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195371277

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Oberammergau in the Nazi Era

The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Helena Waddy

  • Definitive study of the place of the Nazi regime and its racist ideology in Oberammergau, in which reform movements are ongoing
  • Draws on dozens of guidebooks and articles written by European and American visitors to performances of the Play from 1850 to 1950
  • Features a richly personal study of a small number of individuals in one village
  • Emphasizes the survival of a residual democracy in Oberammergau during the twelve years of the Third Reich, challenging a prevailing tendency to underestimate German democracy before 1945