The book investigates the rather neglected "intellectual" collaboration between National Socialist Germany and other countries, including views on knowledge and politics among "pro-German" intellectuals, using a comparative approach. These moves were shaped by the Nazi system, which viewed scientific and cultural exchange as part and parcel of their cultural propaganda and policy. Positive views of the Hitler regime among intellectuals of all sorts were indicative of a broader discontent with democracy that, among other things, represented an alternative approach to modernization which was not limited to the German heartlands.

This book draws together international experts in an analysis of right-wing Europe under Hitler; a study which has gained new resonance amidst the wave of European nationalism in the twenty-first century.

chapter 1|20 pages

Collaboration and normalization

ByMaria Björkman, Patrik Lundell, Sven Widmalm

chapter 2|16 pages

“Zwischenvölkisches Verstehen”

Theory and practice of knowledge transfer, 1933–1945
ByAndrea Albrecht, Lutz Danneberg, Alexandra Skowronski

chapter 3|18 pages

The art of Nazi international networking

The visual arts in the rhetoric and reality of Hitler’s European New Order
ByBenjamin G. Martin

chapter 6|17 pages

Between competition, co-operation and collaboration

The International Committee of Historical Sciences, the International Historical Congresses and German historiography, 1933–1945
ByMatthias Berg

chapter 10|16 pages

An agent of indirect propaganda

Normalizing Nazi Germany in the Swedish medical journal Svenska Läkartidningen 1933–1945
ByAnnika Berg

chapter 11|16 pages

Transnational encounters in science

Knowledge exchanges and ideological entanglements between Portugal and Nazi Germany 1933–1945
ByCláudia Ninhos

chapter 12|16 pages

German foreign cultural policy and higher education in Brazil, 1933–1942

ByAndré Felipe Cândido da Silva

chapter 13|16 pages

The politics of “neutral” science

Swiss geneticists and their relations with Nazi Germany
ByPascal Germann

chapter 14|16 pages

Contributing to the cultural “New Order”

How German intellectuals attributed a prominent place for the Spanish nation
ByMarició Janué i Miret

chapter 15|18 pages

Copenhagen revisited

ByMark Walker

chapter 16|11 pages

On the structural conditions for scientific amorality

BySusanne Heim