Facing the Nazi Past
United Germany and the Legacy of the Third Reich
By (author) Bill Niven
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Facing the Nazi Past by Bill Niven
Book DescriptionFacing the Nazi Past examines how the communist East viewed the events of these years very differently from West Germany during the Cold War. Following the unification of Germany, these contrasting memories of the Third Reich have contributed to a new perspective on this period of German history. Facing the Nazi Past explores the developments and debates that were symptomatic of this shift towards a more open confrontation with the past, such as: * the image of resistance to Hitler in united Germany * changes at concentration camp memorial sites since 1990 * the commemoration of 8 May 1945 in 1995 * how the revelations in Goldhagen's startling book Hitler's Willing Executioners triggered new discussion * the plans for the construction of a Holocaust Memorial. Anyone; students, scholars or interested readers, who are involved in the study of European history, will find this an enthralling and informative read.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415262811
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bill Niven
Writing the History of Memory, Paperback (February 2014)
How objective are our history books? In this most recent addition to the Writing History series, Writing the History of Memory examines the critical role that memory plays in the writing of history.
Memorialization in Germany Since 1945, Hardback (December 2009)
Difficult Pasts provides a wide-ranging discussion of contemporary Germany's rich memorial landscape. It discusses the many memorials to German losses during the Second World War, to the victims of National Socialism and to those of GDR socialism. With up-to-date coverage of many less well-known memorials as well as the most publicised ones.
Germans as Victims, Hardback (September 2006)
Nearly sixty years after the defeat of Nazism, some in Germany now feel that the Germans were the victims - not least of relentless attempts to remind them of past crimes. This is the first examination of the shift in the culture of memory away from a focus on German perpetration, and towards one on German suffering.
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Facing the Nazi Past examines how the communist East viewed the events of the 1930s and 40s very differently from the West during the Cold War and provides a compelling insight into the debate on the Third Reich in Germany since 1990.
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