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From Monuments to Traces: Artifacts of German Memory, 1870-1990

Rudy Koshar

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217683
eISBN:
9780520922525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217683.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book provides a powerful framework in which to examine the subject of German collective memory, which for more than a half century has been shaped by the experience of Nazism, World War II, and ... More


The Historical Uncanny: Disability, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Holocaust Memory

Susanne C. Knittel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262786
eISBN:
9780823266500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262786.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Historical Uncanny explores the ways in which cultural memories that pose uncomfortable challenges to the self-understanding of the remembering public are often systematically disregarded. The ... More


Risen from Ruins: The Cultural Politics of Rebuilding East Berlin

Paul Stangl

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603202
eISBN:
9781503605503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603202.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines city building in East Berlin from the end of World War II on May 8, 1945, until the construction of the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961—a period of great interest in reshaping the ... More


Seeking Closure: Remembering the Wall

Patrick Major

in Behind the Berlin Wall: East Germany and the Frontiers of Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199243280
eISBN:
9780191714061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243280.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Considers how the Wall has thrown shadows into the post‐1989 era, both in the wave of nostalgic and critical films and novels, but also in the trials of border guards which took place in the 1990s. ... More


Monumental Classicism: Healing the Western Body

Ana Carden‐Coyne

in Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199546466
eISBN:
9780191720659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546466.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Turning from visual to material culture, this chapter investigates how classical motifs attempted to heal the bodily violence seen in visual culture. Instead of the motif of ‘war-wrecked bodies’, ... More


Writing French Judaism’s “Book of Martyrdom”: Holocaust Documentation in Liberated France

Laura Jockusch

in Collect and Record!: Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199764556
eISBN:
9780199979578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764556.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Historiography

Chapter 2 discusses the Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation (Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine; CDJC) in France from its founding in April 1943 through 1953, when it had become a ... More


Landscapes of Commemoration

Paul Stangl

in Risen from Ruins: The Cultural Politics of Rebuilding East Berlin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603202
eISBN:
9781503605503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603202.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

After the war, Berliners’ dire need for housing and infrastructure sometimes presented a life or death struggle. Some resources and labor were diverted to transform the symbolic dimension of the ... More


‘Amnesia and Responsibility’: France, 1990–1993

Rebecca Clifford

in Commemorating the Holocaust: The Dilemmas of Remembrance in France and Italy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679812
eISBN:
9780191759987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679812.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the 1993 presidential decree that created a national Holocaust commemoration in France (held on 16 July, the anniversary of the Vél’ d’hiv’ roundup), the first of its kind in ... More


‘Reconciliation’: Italy, 1993–1996

Rebecca Clifford

in Commemorating the Holocaust: The Dilemmas of Remembrance in France and Italy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679812
eISBN:
9780191759987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679812.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Just as was the case in France, a string of highly public scandals over the memory of Fascism prompted memorial activists in Italy to call for the creation of an official Holocaust commemoration in ... More


From Royal Palace to Marx-Engels Square

Paul Stangl

in Risen from Ruins: The Cultural Politics of Rebuilding East Berlin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603202
eISBN:
9781503605503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603202.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Modernist architect Hans Scharoun led efforts to obtain Magistrat funds for emergency repairs to the Berlin Palace after the war. He faced opposition from Communist politicians taking an iconoclastic ... More


Wilhelmstrasse

Paul Stangl

in Risen from Ruins: The Cultural Politics of Rebuilding East Berlin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603202
eISBN:
9781503605503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603202.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Wilhelmstrasse evolved over several centuries from an upscale residential quarter to the center of German government. Its architecture was considered less culturally and artistically significant than ... More


Introduction

Russel Lemmons

in Hitlers Rival: Ernst Thälmann in Myth and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140902
eISBN:
9780813141312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140902.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Lemmons discusses the myth of the fallen hero and its role in legitimizing politics. He references Plato and the Greek Republic, Jesus Christ and the role of his sacrificial death in Christian ... More


“Out of Your Sacrificial Death Grows Our Socialist Deed”

Russel Lemmons

in Hitlers Rival: Ernst Thälmann in Myth and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140902
eISBN:
9780813141312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140902.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The history of the camp at Buchewald was particularly well-suited to play a role in the cultivation of the antifascism myth. The camp is located on the heights of the Ettersberg overlooking Weimar, a ... More


The Culture of Christian Partnership

Noah Benezra Strote

in Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300219050
eISBN:
9780300228045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219050.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the creation of a post-Nazi state whose leaders celebrated cultural pluralism instead of uniformity, focusing particularly on the remarkable public campaign of the late 1950s ... More


Mourning: Defeat, Revolution and Memorialisation, 1918–23

in The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316609
eISBN:
9781846316746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316746.003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

World War I officially ended on November 11, 1918, when Germany and the Allies signed an armistice treaty. In the days before the armistice, widespread discontent drove both civilians and the ... More


Commemorating: War Veterans, Ritual and Remembrance, 1923–29

in The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316609
eISBN:
9781846316746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316746.004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1924, the German government under the Weimar Republic launched a series of initiatives in memory of those who died during World War I, including an official Day of National Mourning ... More


Discovering: War Victims, War Crimes and Reconstruction, 1945–60

in The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316609
eISBN:
9781846316746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316746.006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Six years of violence and genocide during World War II claimed the lives of almost six million European Jews, who were brutally murdered as part of Nazi Germany's racial cleansing. Germany became a ... More


Red Victories, Red Defeats

Jonathan D. Smele

in The "Russian" Civil Wars, 1916—1926: Ten Years That Shook the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190233044
eISBN:
9780190618551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233044.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Apart from offering general explanations of the Bolshevik predominance during the “Russian” Civil Wars, the Conclusion to this book casts some doubt over the solidity and meaningfulness of the “Red ... More


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