A New Nationalist Europe Under Hitler: Concepts of Europe and Transnational Networks in the National Socialist Sphere of Influence, 1933–1945, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

A New Nationalist Europe Under Hitler

Concepts of Europe and Transnational Networks in the National Socialist Sphere of Influence, 1933–1945, 1st Edition

Edited by Johannes Dafinger, Dieter Pohl


306 pages

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Nazis, fascists and völkisch conservatives in different European countries not only cooperated internationally in the fields of culture, science, economy, and persecution of Jews, but also developed ideas for a racist and ethno-nationalist Europe under Hitler. The present volume attempts to combine an analysis of Nazi Germany’s transnational relations with an evaluation of the discourse that accompanied these relations.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors



Johannes Dafinger, Dieter Pohl

Part I: Concepts of Europe


"Volksgruppen Rights" versus "Minorities Protections": The Evolution of German and Austrian Political Order Paradigms from the 1920s to 1945

Ulrich Prehn


Speaking Nazi-European: The Semantic and Conceptual Formation of the National Socialist "New Europe"

Johannes Dafinger


From the Greater German Reich to the Greater Germanic Reich: Arthur Seyss-Inquart and the Racial Reshaping of Europe

Johannes Koll


Nazi Plans for a New European Order and European Responses

Tim Kirk


Hispanidad in the völkisch "New Order" of Europe (1933–1945)

Marició Janué i Miret


Portugal, Salazar and the Nazi "New Order" in Europe

Cláudia Ninhos

Part II: Science, Academia, and Culture


Controlling Agriculture in Greece (1935–1944): Land Exploitation, Peasant Mobilization, and Big Science

Maria Zarifi


"Population Pressure" and Development Models for Southeastern Europe: Interactions between German and Southeastern European Economists, 1930–1945

Ian Innerhofer


Educating the "Intellectual Army" of the "New Europe"? Foreign Students and Academic Exchange in Nazi Germany

Holger Impekoven


Film Axis and Film Europe: German-Japanese and German-Italian Cooperation in the Film Industry from 1933 to 1945

Silvia Hofheinz


Building a New Europe on the Back of ‘German’ Science: Völkisch Ideologies and Imperialistic Visions at the Academy of Sciences in Vienna

Felicitas Seebacher

Part III: Economy


Völkisch Ideology within the Central European Economic Conference (Mitteleuropäischer Wirtschaftstag)

Markus Wien


When Ends Become Means: Post-War Planning and the Exigencies of War in the Discussion about a New Economic Order in Europe (1939–1945)

Raimund Bauer

Part IV: Raumordnung and Racism


"The Anti-Semite Internationale": The Exporting of Anti-Jewish Scholarship and Propaganda by the Third Reich

Dirk Rupnow


Heralds of a New Order: Mussolini, Hitler and the Purging of Europe

Patrick Bernhard


About the Editors

Johannes Dafinger is Assistant Professor for Contemporary History at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria.

Dieter Pohl is Professor for Contemporary History at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria.

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Routledge Studies in Second World War History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Europe / Germany
HISTORY / Europe / Italy
HISTORY / Military / World War II
HISTORY / Europe / Austria & Hungary
HISTORY / Europe / Spain & Portugal