Collaboration in Print: The ‘Aktion Ritterbusch’ and the Failure of German Intellectual Propaganda in Occupied Denmark, 1940–1942

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    During the Second World War, Germany's National Socialist regime mobilized German universities in order to support the war efforts through academic collaboration and a number of publications that were meant to legitimize Germany's territorial ambitions. The rector of the University of Kiel, Dr Paul Ritterbusch, was put in charge of the operation, which became known as the Aktion Ritterbusch. While earlier accounts have focussed on the Aktion Ritterbusch's endeavours in Germany itself and its ambitions in Western and Eastern Europe, this article shows how Ritterbusch also extended his efforts to Denmark.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalScandinavian Journal of History
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)329-354
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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