Karina Urbach

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From 2015 to 2021 Karina Urbach was a Long-term Visitor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ. She is now a Senior Research Fellow at the University of London.

For her curriculum vitae and list of publication, see here

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  • Alice's Book. How the Nazis Stole my Grandmother's Cookbook
    (MacLehose Press, 2022)
    Urbach, Karina
    What happened to the books the Nazis could not afford to burn? The story of a Jewish chef whose bestselling cookbook was stolen by the Nazis and who had to fight for her survival in England and America: In 1939 the unknown author Rudolf Rösch published a cookbook about Viennese cuisine. SO KOCHT MAN IN WIEN! (This is how you cook in Vienna!) was a cookbook bestseller and is still available today. But Rudolf Rösch had never written this book. Indeed, he may never have existed; a conveniently fictitious product of the Nazi era. The real author was a Viennese Jewess named Alice Urbach. Before the Nazis took over Austria the book had been published under her own name. Now 80 years later, Alice's granddaughter, the historian Karina Urbach, sets out to uncover the true story behind the stolen cookbook. See also: German version: https://albert.ias.edu/20.500.12111/7920; French/German documentary Alice’s Book on arte/ZDF: https://www.karinaurbach.org.uk/video/Alice-film-teaser.m4v
      407  200
  • 'England is pro-Hitler': German popular opinion during the Czechoslovakian crisis, 1938
    (Manchester University Press, 2021-01-08)
    Urbach, Karina
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    Gottlieb, Julie V.
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    Hucker, Daniel
    ;
    Toye, Richard
    History is about perspective as well as information. To understand Germany’s actions during the Czechoslovakian crisis, we have a great deal of information and perspective from the top but much less from the bottom. The reason for this unevenness is obvious. In a dictatorship, people censor themselves continuously – in every letter they write and in every conversation they have. As a consequence, we are left with anecdotal evidence. However, with the help of new sources this article shows that it is possible to combine political and social history to understand this crisis in its multiple dimensions.
      282  454
  • Useful idiots: the Hohenzollerns and Hitler
    (Oxford University Press, 2020-08-01)
    Urbach, Karina
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    Fox, Jo
    Hitler needed the support of the Hohenzollern family on a national and an international level. While the national level has been researched in some detail, we do not have much information about the international aspect.This article shows what foreign connections the Hohenzollerns had and why they made them available to Hitler. Private correspondence in the papers of three Americans offers new insights.Resumption of the throne was a driving force for the Hohenzollerns who hoped to copy Mussolini’s arrangement with the Italian monarchy. But the family were not just opportunists. They shared many beliefs with the National Socialists: anti-Semitism, anti- parliamentarism and anti-communism.They also greatly admired Hitler’s wars of conquest. For the National Socialists, the Hohenzollerns’ eagerness to support them was welcome propaganda.
      436  467
  • Das Buch Alice. Wie die Nazis das Kochbuch meiner Grossmutter raubten
    (Propyläen, Berlin, 2020-09-28)
    Urbach, Karina
    The story of a Jewish chef whose bestselling cookbook was stolen by the Nazis and who had to fight for her survival in England and America: In 1939 the unknown author Rudolf Rösch published a cook book about Viennese cuisine. SO KOCHT MAN IN WIEN! (This is how you cook in Vienna!) was a cook book bestseller and is still available today. But Rudolf Rösch had never written this book. Indeed, he may never have existed; a conveniently fictitious product of the Nazi era. The real author was a Viennese Jewess named Alice Urbach. Before the Nazis took over Austria the book had been published under her own name. Now 80 years later, Alice's granddaughter, the historian Karina Urbach, sets out to uncover the true story behind the stolen cook book.
      472  332
  • Age of no extremes? The British aristocracy torn between the House of Lords and the Mosley Movement
    (Oxford University Press, 2007)
    Urbach, Karina
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    Urbach, Karina
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  • Hitlers heimliche Helfer. Der Adel im Dienst der Macht
    (Theiss, WBG, 2016)
    Urbach, Karina
      274  324
  • Interview with historian Karina Urbach (German radio)
    (2017-10-19)
    Urbach, Karina
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    Heller, Ursula
      246  132
  • WW2 Podcast
    (2018-05)
    Urbach, Karina
    When Hitler came to power, he had few international connections, and he distrusted elements of his civil service. He needed people he could trust, who were connected to the highest echelons of power throughout Europe. These emissaries would be used to sound out opinion, and smooth over incidents. And that is what we’re looking at in this episode, those ‘back channels’, the aristocratic go betweens that Hitler employed.
      235  89
  • Bismarck: Ein Amateur in Uniform?
    (de Gruyter, 2010)
    Urbach, Karina
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    Simms, Brendan
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    Urbach, Karina
      201  108
  • Das schwarze Buch
    (C.H. Beck Verlag, 2001)
    Urbach, Karina
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    Fahrmeir, Andreas
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    Freitag, Sabine
      330  127
  • Adel versus Bürgertum. Überlebens- und Aufstiegsstrategien im deutsch-britischen Vergleich
    (2003)
    Urbach, Karina
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    Bosbach, Franz
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    Robbins, Keith
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    Urbach, Karina
      211  144
  • Bismarck’s favourite Englishman. Lord Odo Russell’s Mission to Berlin
    (I.B. Tauris London and New York, 1999)
    Urbach, Karina
      200  260
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Gladstone, Ireland and Pope Leo XIII, 1881-1885/86
    (Brepols, 2005)
    Urbach, Karina
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    Viaene, Vincent
      238  163
  • Portrait of a Giant: Otto von Bismarck im zeitgenössischen Urteil Großbritanniens
    (Schöningh, 2006)
    Urbach, Karina
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    Hildebrand, Klaus
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    Kolb, Eberhard
      223  131
  • Go-Betweens for Hitler
    (Oxford University Press, 2015)
    Urbach, Karina
      234  523
  • The Creative Consort: New Sources on Prince Albert
    (Palgrave, 2014)
    Urbach, Karina
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    Charles Beem
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    Taylor, Miles
      182  104
  • Introduction
    (Stanford University Press, 2013)
    Urbach, Karina
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    Haslam, Jonathan
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    Urbach, Karina
      176  68
  • Queen Victoria
    (C.H. Beckverlag, 2018)
    Urbach, Karina
      195  184
  • Zeitgeist als Ortsgeist. Die Emigration als Schlüsselerlebnis deutscher Historiker?
    (J.H.Röll, 2001)
    Urbach, Karina
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    Hiery, Hermann
      162  243