Reconsidering the Personal Archives of a Victim: The Case of Vollrath von Maltzan, a ‘Mischling’ in German Diplomacy

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Abstract

This book chapter is a theoretical approach of the microhistory of the Holocaust through the description of a life story the one of the German diplomat Vollrath von Maltzan, who was considered as 'half-Jewish' by the Nuremberg law and was a consequence purged from his position in the German Foreign Office. The chapter argued that the current movement of a microhistory of the Holocaust should consider how the availability of specific, personal documents, such as diaries of letters, shapes the very writing of this history.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Microhistorical Approaches to an Integrated History of the Holocaust
EditorsFrédéric Bonnesoeur, Hannah Wilson, Christin Zühlke
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherDe Gruyter
Chapter6.1
Pages273-290
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783110733860
ISBN (Print)9783110738469
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2023

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