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Johnson, Eric A. (Eric Arthur) 1948-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 131 publications in 5 languages and 4,930 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Academic theses  Personal narratives  Interviews  Census data  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: D804.G4, 943.086
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric A Johnson
What we knew : terror, mass murder and everyday life in Nazi Germany : an oral history by Eric A Johnson( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What We Knew offers the most startling oral history ever done of life in the Third Reich. Combining the expertise of a German sociologist and an American historian, it draws on both gripping oral histories and a unique survey of 4,000 people-both German Jews and non-Jewish Germans, who lived under the Third Reich. It directly addresses some of the most fundamental questions we have about the Nazi regime, particularly regarding anti-Semitism, issues of guilt and ignorance, popular support for the government, and the nature of the dictatorship itself. Johnson and Reuband's original research confirms that both Germans and Jews were aware of the mass murder of European Jews as it was occurring. From the responses of Jewish survivors, German anti-Semitism wasn't universal among their neighbors and colleagues, even as they experienced official mistreatment. Additionally, the authors' research suggests that Hitler and National Socialism were genuinely popular among ordinary Germans and that intimidation and terror played no great part in enforcing loyalty. Refuting long-held assumptions, the discoveries revealed in What We Knew are key to our understanding of life in the Third Reich, and make this book a central work for scholars of the Holocaust, World War II, and totalitarianism. Drawing on interviews with four thousand German Jews and non-Jewish Germans who experienced the Third Reich firsthand, an intriguing oral history describes everyday life in Nazi Germany, addressing such issues as guilt and ignorance concerning the mass murder of European Jews, anti-Semitism, and the popular appeal of Hitler and National Socialism
Nazi terror : the Gestapo, Jews, and ordinary Germans by Eric A Johnson( Book )

33 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Central argument is this: the Nazis did not rule by terror and terror rarely touched the lives of most ordinary Germans. The terror apparatus at the dark heart of Nazi Germany, set in motion by the Nazi Party leadership in Berlin, employed a selective terror that concentrated almost exclusively on Jews and other specifically targeted enemies of the Nazi regime. It depended for its implementation and effectiveness, however, on the cooperation and often voluntary participation at the local level of the broad mass of ordinary German citizens who themselves suffered little or not at all from Nazi terror."--Jacket
The civilization of crime : violence in town and country since the Middle Ages( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urbanization and crime : Germany, 1871-1914 by Eric A Johnson( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book represents the most rigorous, social-scientific study to date demonstrating that neither urban environments themselves nor the change in modern societies from predominantly rural to urban "causes" crime. Focusing on Germany between 1871 and 1914, the period of its industrial revolution and emergence as a world power, this volume explores crime patterns, criminal justice institutions and practices, and popular and elite attitudes toward crime, criminals, and criminal justice authorities. Criticizing as largely conservative and elitist in origin the notions that cities cause crime, the book demonstrates that the real roots of crime in German society are to be found in a mix of economic hardship, ethnic bias, and political repression - conditions that conscious political decisions, law, and legal officials either can help overcome or indeed can make even worse. In examining how the crime drama was played out in Imperial Germany, the book credits German law, judges, police, and populace for their technical expertise, high intellectual level, and orderly nature. It also indicts them for launching Germany on a dangerous path that would allow German judges and police in the mid-twentieth century to claim that they were acting only in the well-respected tradition of legal positivism
Murder and violence in modern Latin America( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazi terror : [the Gestapo, Jews, and ordinary Germans] by Eric A Johnson( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who were the Gestapo officers? Were they merely banal paper shufflers, or were they recognizably evil? Were they motivated by an eliminationist anti-Semitism? Did the average German know about the mass murder of Jews and other undesirables while they were happening? Exactly how was Nazi terror applied in the daily lives of ordinary Jews and Germans? Eric A. Johnson answers these questions as he explores the roles of the individual and of society in making terror work. Based on years of research in Gestapo archives as well as extensive interviews with perpetrators and victims, Nazi Terror settles many nagging questions about who, exactly, was responsible for what, who knew what, and when they knew it
Der nationalsozialistische Terror : Gestapo, Juden und gewöhnliche Deutsche by Eric A Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in German and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El terror nazi : la gestapo, los judíos y el pueblo alemán by Eric A Johnson( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Spanish and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El terror nazi y la Gestapo. El terror nazi y los judios, 1933-1939. El terror nazi y la oposición potencial, 1933-1939. El terror nazi los alemanes "corrientes". La Gestapo, los alemanes "corrientes" y el asesinato de los judíos
What we knew : terror, mass murder and everyday life in Nazi Germany by Eric A Johnson( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this remarkable personal history Germans and German Jews now living around the world tell of their everyday experiences of life in 1930s and 1940s Germany. They describe their brushes with the Gestapo and other organs of terror, and what they knew at the time about the mass murder of German and other European Jews
Social control in Europe( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume collection of essays provides a comprehensive examination of the idea of social control in the history of Europe. The uniqueness of these volumes lies in two main areas. First, the contributors compare methods of social control on many levels, from police to shaming, church to guilds. Second, they look at these formal and informal institutions as two-way processes. Unlike many studies of social control in the past, the scholars here examine how individuals and groups that are being controlled necessarily participate in and shape the manner in which they are regulated. Hardly passive victims of discipline and control, these folks instead claimed agency in that process, accepting and resisting--and thus molding the controls under which they functioned. In both volumes, an introduction outlines the origins and the continuing value of the concept of social control. The introductions are followed by two substantive sections. The essays in part one of volume I focus on the interplay of ecclesiastical institutions and the emerging states; those in part two of volume I look more explicitly at discipline from a bottom-up perspective. The essays in part one of volume 2 explore the various means by which communities--generally working-class communities--in nineteenth-and twentieth-century Europe were subjected to forms of discipline in the workplace, by the church, and by philanthropic housing organizations. It notes also how the communities themselves generated their own forms of internal control. Part two of volume 2 focuses on various policing institutions, exploring in particular the question of how liberal and totalitarian regimes differed in their styles of control, repression, and surveillance
Il terrore nazista : la Gestapo, gli ebrei e i tedeschi by Eric A Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder and violence in modern Latin America by Eric A Johnson( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of crime in imperial Germany by Eric A Johnson( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social control in Europe( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What we knew : terror, mass murder and everyday life on Nazi Germany ; an oral history( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue Quantification and criminal justice history in international perspective( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nazi terror by Eric A Johnson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mr. Johnson talks about his book Nazi terror. The book examines what daily life was like in Nazi Germany and what the ordinary Germans knew about the Holocaust. He also responds to questions and comments from the audience
What we knew : terror, mass murder and everyday life in Nazi Germany : an oral history by Eric A Johnson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This book] offers [an] oral history ever done of life in the Third Reich. Combining the expertise of a German sociologist and an American historian, it draws on both gripping oral histories and a unique survey of 4,000 people-both German Jews and non-Jewish Germans, who lived under the Third Reich. It directly addresses some of the most fundamental questions we have about the Nazi regime, particularly regarding anti-Semitism, issues of guilt and ignorance, popular support for the government, and the nature of the dictatorship itself. [The authors] original research confirms that both Germans and Jews were aware of the mass murder of European Jews as it was occurring. From the responses of Jewish survivors, German anti-Semitism wasn't universal among their neighbors and colleagues, even as they experienced official mistreatment. Additionally, the authors' research suggests that Hitler and National Socialism were genuinely popular among ordinary Germans and that intimidation and terror played no great part in enforcing loyalty. Refuting long-held assumptions, the discoveries revealed [here] are key to our understanding of life in the Third Reich, and make this book a central work for scholars of the Holocaust, World War II, and totalitarianism. Drawing on interviews with four thousand German Jews and non-Jewish Germans who experienced the Third Reich firsthand, an intriguing oral history describes everyday life in Nazi Germany, addressing such issues as guilt and ignorance concerning the mass murder of European Jews, anti-Semitism, and the popular appeal of Hitler and National Socialism.-Dust jacket
Editor's notepad : [Ray Schofield, author, Tom Huggler, author]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discussion with Eric A. Johnson about his book, Nazi Terror : the Gestapo, Jews and Ordinary Germans
 
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Nazi terror : the Gestapo, Jews, and ordinary Germans
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Nazi terror : the Gestapo, Jews, and ordinary GermansThe civilization of crime : violence in town and country since the Middle AgesUrbanization and crime : Germany, 1871-1914Nazi terror : [the Gestapo, Jews, and ordinary Germans]El terror nazi : la gestapo, los judíos y el pueblo alemánWhat we knew : terror, mass murder and everyday life in Nazi GermanySocial control in EuropeSocial control in EuropeWhat we knew : terror, mass murder and everyday life on Nazi Germany ; an oral history
Alternative Names
Eric A. Johnson Amerikaans historicus

Eric A. Johnson storico statunitense

Eric Arthur Johnson

Eric Arthur Johnson historiador estatunidenc

Eric Johnson Amerikaans historicus

Eric Johnson historiador estadounidense

Eric Johnson historiador estauxunidense

Eric Johnson historian amerikan

Eric Johnson historien américain

Johnson, E.

Johnson, E. A. 1948-

Johnson, E. A. (Eric Arthur)

Johnson, E. A. (Eric Arthur), 1948-

Johnson, Eric

Johnson, Eric 1948-

Johnson, Eric A. 1948-

Johnson, Eric Arthur.

Johnson, Eric Arthur 1948-

إريك أ. جونسون مؤرخ أمريكي

エリック・A・ジョンソン

Languages
English (104)

French (8)

Spanish (6)

German (4)

Italian (4)