Feigel sets out to prove that these processes of denazification
, re-education, and reconstruction of post-World War Two Germany by an international group of artists ultimately affected those artists, filmmakers, writers, and actors more so than they did Germany, or the German public, by implicitly questioning the lines between the political, the creative and the personal.
The pamphlet, which was later published by the Allied forces and distributed to German POWs, played a role in Junger's avoidance of serious penalties for his refusal to participate in the denazification
process and his eventual rehabilitation as a titan of German letters.
inconsistent with the denazification
principles of the Potsdam Protocol.
"One of whom was still going through the denazification
I did not give up until, immediately after the end of the war I was finally able to look into the files of the university authorities, the command posts of the occupying powers and the denazification
Remy, The Heidelberg myth: The nazification and denazification
of a German university (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002).
the idea of understanding between peoples" are prohibited--and 139 guaranteeing "Maintenance of the validity of denazification
From the position of an occupying power, which originally pursued strict policies of control and "denazification
" under the Potsdam agreement of August 1945, it became an essential senior partner in the context of the Cold War.
This process could also be read as a history of Americanization, particularly in the case of West Germany, where the Western allies attempted--as part of their denazification
policy--to instill discussion as a technique of democratic culture.
As the defeat and occupation of Germany was punitive in nature, the Allies implemented the complete demilitarization and denazification
The concluding chapter, "Denazification
," contains some practical suggestions for how to turn things around.
It gave local self-government units a year to adopt the urban space to the requirements of the Act, in other words, to remove elements that promote the totalitarian system (in the Polish case, of course, communist, because denazification
was carried out extremely scrupulously in 1945) (33).