Reckoning without the Past: The HIAG of the Waffen-SS and the Politics of Rehabilitation in the Bonn Republic, 1950-1961

@article{Large1987ReckoningWT,
  title={Reckoning without the Past: The HIAG of the Waffen-SS and the Politics of Rehabilitation in the Bonn Republic, 1950-1961},
  author={David Clay Large},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={1987},
  volume={59},
  pages={79 - 113}
}
  • D. Large
  • Published 1 March 1987
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
In the years immediately following World War II the allied powers committed themselves to the so-called four-D's policy toward their vanquished enemy: they would demilitarize, denazify, decartelize, and democratize the former Reich. The success of this unprecedented experiment in social-political engineering depended in large part on the resoluteness and competence of the allied administrators, as well as on the willingness or ability of the Germans to undertake an ambitious experiment of their… 
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