After Hitler

Recivilizing Germans, 1945-1995
Jarausch, Konrad H.
Date published: 
October 2006

How did the Germans manage to recover from the shattering experience of defeat in World War II and rehabilitate themselves from the unspeakable crimes of the Holocaust? This book seeks to answer this most important question of German history during the second half of the 20th century by analyzing the restoration of civility and civil society which were destroyed by the Nazis and then rebuilt during the post-war period. Viewed from the vantage point of the physical and mental devastation of 1945, this rebirth is a truly astounding success story.