Johns Hopkins University Press
German Studies Review
Reexamining debates on ostensibly green facets of Nazism, this article offers a case study of the "landscape advocates" led by Alwin Seifert from 1934 to 1945. In contrast to previous accounts focused on the role of the landscape advocates in the construction of the Autobahn, the article assesses their work on a wide range of projects in Nazi Germany and across occupied Europe. It argues that existing scholarship has not fully recognized the extent of the landscape advocates' involvement in Nazi structures and has sometimes misunderstood the relationship between their environmental activities and blood and soil ideology.
Staudenmaier, Peter, "Advocates for the Landscape: Alwin Seifert and Nazi Environmentalism" (2020). History Faculty Research and Publications. 283.
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Accepted version. German Studies Review, Vol. 43, No. 2 (May 2020): 271-290. DOI. © 2020 Johns Hopkins University Press. Used with permission.