Inside/Outside: Defining, Ascribing, and Communicating “Germanness” in Different Contexts, Spaces, and Times

January 5, 2018, 1:30-3:00pm
Panel at the 2018 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association
Organized by the contributors to the German History Intersections project

Marriot Wardman Park, Madison Room B
Chair: David Lazar (German Historical Institute)


  • Distinctive and Connecting Identifications: Regionality, In-migration, Emigration
    Dirk Hoerder, Arizona State University
  • The “German Moment” of 1918
    Jennifer Jenkins, University of Toronto
  • Performing “Germanness”: Laughter and Violence in National Socialism
    Martina Kessel, University of Bielefeld
  • “Germanness” in the Ghetto: German-Polish Police in Lodz/ Litzmannstadt, 1940–44
    Winson W. Chu, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee


Hanno Balz, Johns Hopkins University