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The Nazi Cult of Mobility


The Nazi fascination with race is often linked with geography: the idea of an ancestral Aryan Homeland. But Nazis were not just obsessed with German soil, they were also fixated on ideas of movement and travel.

Andrew Denning talks about the Nazi cult of mobility, a set of ideas and practices that were crucial to its racist ideology. Denning is an Assistant Professor of Modern European History at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He is the author of the essay “’Life is Movement, Movement is life!’ Mobility Politics and the Circulatory State in Nazi Germany,” published in the December 2018 issue of American Historical Review.


Andrew Denning

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