Transnational Identities of Dutch Nazi-Collaborators and their Struggle for Integration into the National Community

Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalArticleScientificpeer-review

Abstract

This article aims to shed light on how Nazi collaborators’ transnational encounters and exchanges generated attitudes and outlooks that are different and more diverse than those that one would be able to find when focusing solely on the issue of re- integration from the perspective of the nation-state framework. Military service in the German forces produced significant reconfigurations in the sense of identity and belonging of these non-German Nazis. Highlighting the Dutch example, we argue that such far-reaching experiences strongly affected the position to which these people aspired in the restored post-war nation-state. We will demonstrate their ambition to adapt their own outlook in some respects to the guiding principles of their liberal-democratic surroundings, and indicate the limitations as well as the opportunities that both state and society provided in the process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-268
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Modern European History
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Collaborators
  • national socialism
  • dutch history
  • social integration

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Transnational Identities of Dutch Nazi-Collaborators and their Struggle for Integration into the National Community'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this