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The Resource A demon-haunted land : witches, wonder doctors, and the ghosts of the past in post-WWII Germany, Monica Black

A demon-haunted land : witches, wonder doctors, and the ghosts of the past in post-WWII Germany, Monica Black

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A demon-haunted land : witches, wonder doctors, and the ghosts of the past in post-WWII Germany
Title
A demon-haunted land
Title remainder
witches, wonder doctors, and the ghosts of the past in post-WWII Germany
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Monica Black
Title variation
Witches, wonder doctors, and the ghosts of the past in post-WWII Germany
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eng
Summary
"In the aftermath of World War II, a succession of mass supernatural events swept through a war-torn Germany. As millions were afflicted by a host of seemingly incurable maladies (including blindness and paralysis), waves of apocalyptic rumors crashed over the land. A messianic faith healer rose to extraordinary fame, prayer groups performed exorcisms, and enormous crowds traveled to witness apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Most strikingly, scores of people accused their neighbors of witchcraft, and found themselves in turn hauled into court on charges of defamation, assault, and even murder. What linked these events, in the wake of an annihilationist war and the Holocaust, was a widespread preoccupation with evil. While many histories emphasize Germany's rapid transition from genocidal dictatorship to liberal democracy, A Demon-Haunted Land places in full view the toxic mistrust, profound bitterness, and spiritual malaise that unfolded alongside the economic miracle. Drawing from a set of previously unpublished archival materials, acclaimed historian Monica Black argues that the surge of supernatural obsessions stemmed from the unspoken guilt and shame of a nation remarkably silent about what was euphemistically called "the most recent past." This shadow history irrevocably changes our view of postwar Germany, revealing the country's fraught emotional life, deep moral disquiet, and the cost of trying to bury a horrific legacy"--
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1968-
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Black, Monica
Dewey number
133.40943/09044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DD257.2
LC item number
.B54 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Germany
  • National socialism
  • Occultism
  • Healers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Spiritual healing
  • Psychic trauma
  • Germany (West)
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A demon-haunted land : witches, wonder doctors, and the ghosts of the past in post-WWII Germany, Monica Black
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-313) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Reading signs -- A stranger in town -- The Miracle of Herford -- Soul medicine -- Messiah in Munich -- If evil is the illness, what is the cure? -- Sickness that comes from sin -- Are there witches among us? -- Kruse's crusade -- Dawn of the New Age -- Conclusion
Control code
on1204218167
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781250225672
Lccn
2019052302
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1204218167
Label
A demon-haunted land : witches, wonder doctors, and the ghosts of the past in post-WWII Germany, Monica Black
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading signs -- A stranger in town -- The Miracle of Herford -- Soul medicine -- Messiah in Munich -- If evil is the illness, what is the cure? -- Sickness that comes from sin -- Are there witches among us? -- Kruse's crusade -- Dawn of the New Age -- Conclusion
Control code
on1204218167
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781250225672
Lccn
2019052302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1204218167

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