Green Nazis? Reassessing the Environmental History of Nazi Germany

  • The ideological lines between the conservation movement and the Nazi regime have received much attention. This article explores a new perspective by focusing on the level of practical politics. After several setbacks and disappointments since 1933, the passage of the national conservation law in 1935 became the crucial turning point. The law instilled a secular boom of conservation work, which lasted until about 1940, nourishing an atmosphere of almost unlimited enthusiasm for the Nazi regime in conservation circles. At the same time, conservationists were crossing sensitive thresholds in their desire to use the law to the greatest extent possible.

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Author:Frank UekötterORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):German Studies Review
Document Type:Journal Article
Date of Publication (online):2014/02/12
Date of first Publication:2007/01/01
Release Date:2014/02/12
First Page:267
Last Page:287
ZZF Chronological-Classification:20. Jahrhundert
ZZF Regional-Classification:Europa / Westeuropa / Deutschland
Studies in Contemporary History: Materials:1/2012 Offenes Heft (Zeitgeschichten der Umwelt) 1/2012
Licence (German):License LogoMit freundlicher Genehmigung des jeweiligen Autors / Verlags für Online-Ausgabe der Zeitschrift Zeithistorische Forschungen