Memorialization in Germany since 1945

Hardcover | February 15, 2010

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Memorialization in Germany SInce 1945 provides a wide-ranging discussion of contemporary Germanys 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.

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Memorialization in Germany SInce 1945 provides a wide-ranging discussion of contemporary Germanys 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 a...

BILL NIVEN is Professor of Contemporary German History at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is author of Facing the Nazi Past and is currently preparing a book called A Post-Holocaust History of Germany, 1945-2010, and editing a volume on the history and memory of the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. CHLOE PAVER is Senior Lecturer i...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.79 × 6.35 × 1.22 inPublished:February 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction; B.Niven&amp--C.Paver
PART I: REMEMBERING GERMAN LOSSES
The Peoples Remembrance Day: From 1922 to the Present Day--A.Kaiser
Beyond Usable Pasts: Rethinking the Memorialisation of the Strategic Air War in Germany, 1940 to 1965--J.Arnold
Remembering the Eastern Territories: East and West German Politics of Memory, 1948-1972--C.Lotz
Memorials to Expellees: Monuments to the Lost Homelands?--E.Purpus&amp--H.Hesse
A Memorial Laisser-Passez? German Church Exhibitions on World War II and National Victimhood--D.Sandler
Remembering on Foreign Soil: The Activities of the German War Graves Commission--D.Livingstone
The Counter-Monument: Memory Shaped by Male Postwar Legacy?--C.Tomberger
PART II: REMEMBERING NAZIS, NAZI CRIMES AND NAZI VICTIMS
Memorialisation in Germany: The Endeavours of the Regional Centres for Political Education--D.K.Buse
Memorialisation of Nazi Sites in Bavaria since 1945--M.Urban
Souvenirs from Nazi Sites: The Example of Peenemuende--U.Dittrich
Remembering Euthanasia: Grafeneck in the Past, Present and Future--S.C.Knittel
Remembrance of POWs as victims of National Socialist Persecution and Murder in postwar Germany--J.Nagel
In(Visible) Trauma: Ingar Dragset and Michael Elmgreen's Memorial to Gay Victims of the Holocaust--T.Haakenson
Memorialising the White Rose Resistance Group in Post-War Germany--K.Rickard
Memorialising the Military: Traditions, Exhibits and Monuments in the West German Army--J.Echternkamp
PART III: REMEMBERING JEWISH SUFFERING
'Before Memory Will Fade: Jewish Historical Commissions and Holocaust Memorialisation in Germany, 1945-1949--L.Jockusch
The Memorialisation of Jewish Victims in the GDR--B.Niven
Rosenstrae: A Complex Site of German-Jewish Memory--H.J.Potter
Representations of Jewish Suffering at Dachau Concentration Camp after 1945--H.Marcuse
Stumbling over the past: the dialectics of using engraved paving stones to memorialise individual victims of the Holocaust--M.Imort
Affective Memory, Ineffective Functionality: Experiencing Berlins Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe--B.Sion
From Monuments to Installations: Aspects of Memorialisation in Historical Exhibitions about the National Socialist Era--C.Paver
PART IV: SOCIALIST MEMORY AND MEMORY OF SOCIALISM
Heroes and Victims: The Aesthetics and Ideology of GDR Monuments and Memorials--S.Scharnowski
Beating Nazis and Selling Socialism: Representing East German War Memory to Foreign Tourists--L.Fallwell
Rosa Luxemburg: The Contested Memorialisation of a Socialist Revolutionary in Unified Germany--R.Bavaj
Challenging of Concretising Cold War Narratives? Berlins Memorial to the Victims of 17 June 1953--A.Saunders
Historical Contradiction in Public Space: the Survival of Socialist Realism in Reunified Germany--M.Lee
Memorialisation of the Inner German Border in the Context of Competing Constructions of Heimat--G.Knischewski &amp--U.Spittler
Fort Zinna in Torgau: Remembering the Nazi and GDR Pasts--A.Beattie
PART V: OTHER PASTS: MEMORY OF PRE-1933 HISTORY
Martin Luther and the Reformation Narrative: Rebel, Genius, Liberator?--U.Zitzlsperger
Building up and Tearing Down the Myth of German Colonialism: Colonial Memorials after 1945--J.Verber
The Memorialisation of 9th November 1918 in the Two German States (1948, 1958, 1968)--A.Segelke
A Democratic Legacy? The Memorialisation of the Weimar Republic and the Politics of History of the Federal Republic--S.Ullrich
The Urban Memory Landscapes of Berlin--C.Siebeck
The Memory of Prussia in United Germany--C.Froehlich