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Steffen Werther

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Steffen Werther
Senior Lecturer
Alfred Nobels allé 7
Södertörns Högskola
Flemingsberg
Phone: +46 8 608 4207
Fax: +46 8 608 4360
F 831 F-huset
Publications

In: Die SS nach 1945. Göttingen : V&R Unipress, 2018. 395-418.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

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Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: . : .

Since the mid-1930s, theNazi regime concerned itself with the systematic registration and identificationof Roma. At the 1935 Copenhagen Interpol Conference participating states backedthe initiative proposed by the German police regarding the creation of aninternational registry of Roma. It had been easier to classify Jews for recordsheld by religious communities were readily available to the state. Many Roma inEurope were nomadic and ID-less. The study focuses on measures ofidentification and registration of Roma undertaken in sovereign Sweden and therole of experts and census takers in transnational context. On 25 September1942, the government of Sweden ordered inventory of Roma and Travellers. Thepurpose of the registration was to solve “a problem” by mapping both thesegroups. In Sweden the census did not proceed smoothly, because of the conflictswithin the experts’ community. The paper focuses on the transnational studiesof registration of Roma undertaken in the fully-sovereign Sweden and the roleof experts in ‘scientific’ legitimation of this process.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andrej KotljarchukSteffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: The Waffen-SS. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016. -.

Book abstract: This is the first systematic pan-European study of the hundreds of thousands of non-Germans who fought ― either voluntarily or under different kinds of pressures ― for the Waffen-SS (or auxiliary police formations operating in the occupied East). Building on the findings of regional studies by other scholars ― many of them included in this volume ― The Waffen-SS aims to arrive at a fuller picture of those non-German citizens (from Eastern as well as Western Europe) who served under the SS flag. Where did the non-Germans in the SS come from (socially, geographically, and culturally)? What motivated them? What do we know about the practicalities of international collaboration in war and genocide, in terms of everyday life, language, and ideological training? Did a common transnational identity emerge as a result of shared ideological convictions or experiences of extreme violence? In order to address these questions (and others), The Waffen-SS adopts an approach that does justice to the complexity of the subject, adding a more nuanced, empirically sound understanding of collaboration in Europe during World War II, while also seeking to push the methodological boundaries of the historiographical genre of perpetrator studies by adopting a transnational approach.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Madeleine HurdSteffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Patterns of Prejudice 2016, 50 (4-5): 420-444.

Heinrich Himmler created the Waffen-SS in part as a multinational force, willing to fight for a New Europe based on Germanic blood. After the war, many international Waffen-SS units formed veterans' associations (VAs). Like other VAs, these provided veterans with the chance to engage in ‘memory work’ and to keep alive a sense of comradeship and of valiant sacrifice, as well as an emotional commitment to the fallen. Waffen-SS veterans were, however, alone in celebrating their ‘sacrifices’. Others shunned them for their participation in atrocities. To defend themselves, they developed a counter-hegemonic Second World War narrative that presented the Waffen-SS as uniquely heroic ‘European’ volunteers' against Bolshevism. This counter-narrative, however, only gained resonance with the fall of the Berlin Wall. After 1989, in fact, veterans could seek out and establish sites of public commemoration, not in Western but in Eastern Europe. Hurd and Werther use veterans' journals and books to explore the redeployment of SS ideology in a revisionist version of history. They examine the resurrection of a mass Waffen-SS graveyard in East Ukraine as a telling case history, discussing, not least, the implications of a ‘reconciliation’ of the former German soldiers with both Ukrainian villagers and Red Army veterans. Finally, they explore the significance of the veterans' ‘European’ counter-history for a younger generation of neo-Nazis.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Madeleine HurdSteffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: The Environment in the Age of the Internet. Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2016. 137-170.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Madeleine HurdSteffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Environmental StudiesHistorical Studies

Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2015, 29 (3): 492-495.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Historisk Tidsskrift (DK) 2015, 114 (2): 621-622.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

H-Soz-u-Kult, H-Net Reviews 2014, April : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Gemeinschaft als Erfahrung. Paderborn : Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh, 2014. 35-62.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research 2014, 6 : 327-359.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Madeleine HurdSteffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Sea of Identities. Huddinge : Södertörn University, 2014. 85-108.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2013, VI (2): 13-19.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Madeleine HurdSteffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Racial Science in Hitler's New Europe, 1938-1945. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2013. 129-149.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

This dissertation examines the implementation of the SS’s Greater Germanic idea in the Danish border region of South Jutland. Its focus is on how Danish and ethnic German (volksdeutsche) national socialists, organised in their respective Nazi parties, dealt with the SS’s crusade on behalf of a supranational racial vision. The study traces why the two groups reacted so negatively to the SS’s ideology - despite the SS’s power, despite the Greater Germanic promise of high racial prestige, and despite shared service in “Germanic” units of the Waffen-SS.The SS’s attempts to use a race-based ideology to overcome the disputes that divided South Jutland’s two Nazi parties ran aground on fundamentally nationalist identities. For most members of the German minority, the Greater Germanic ideology was a threat. The German minority hoped for border revision; to acknowledge Danes as racial equals would endanger their political goals. Nor were Danish Nazis more enthusiastic. To be sure, the SS’s vision did provide an ideological weapon in the fight against demands for border vision. But the potential imperialism of the Greater Germanic idea worried those who prized continued Danish sovereignty. After all, the first hope of the Danish Nazis was to rule an independent national-socialist Danish state.The study makes it clear, however, that the fate of the Greater Germanic idea cannot be understood simply in terms of Realpolitik. Rather, the conflicts between the SS and its collaboration partners must also be understood as a clash between racial and völkisch concepts of community. The SS's vision of a Greater Germanic Reich based on ideologies of race clashed with the German-minority and Danish national-socialist commitment to Volk-based nationalism. Despite their strong commitment to Nazi ideologies, both collaboration partners found the SS’s racial community “unimaginable”.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anu-Mai Kõll

Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

H-Soz-u-Kult 2011, 12.04 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

H-Soz-u-Kult 2010, 14.04 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Bordering the Baltic. Münster : Lit, 2010. 69-104.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Norden und Nördlichkeit. Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang, 2010. 139-159.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Historie 2006, 1 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Barbarossa. : , 2004. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2004

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Berlin : WVB, 2004.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2004

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

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