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Timm Ebner
Junior Fellow (10/2015 - 05/2016)

Ebner The colonial literature of National Socialism. Figures of the traitor ‘behind the scenes of world theatre’ Beginning from the loss of her colonies in the First World War until after the unconditional surrender of the ‘Third Reich’, German race ideology was characterised by a post-colonial situation strongly differing from the decolonisation processes of other colonial empires. This line-up also influenced antisemitic ideology which here will be examined in context with colonialism. Specimen for these examination will be the ‘völkisch’ and Nazi literature and films. Although the holdings in these field are immense – since these colonial topics boomed in the Nazi-era and were even more popular than in the times of the German colonial empire (alone between 1933 and 1945 more than 300 titles were published) -, they were widely neglected by historiography and cultural studies.


Timm Ebner, PhD at the Graduate School ‘Mediale Historiographien’ in Weimar/Erfurt/Jena in 2015, later working as a journalist, after that studies literature, modern history and philosophy at the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte (Berlin) and at Freie Universität (Berlin).

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