Niven, Bill.

Facing the Nazi Past : United Germany and the Legacy of the Third Reich. - 4th ed. - 1 online resource (300 pages) - eBooks on Demand .

Book Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Plates -- Acknowledgements -- Chronology 1933-2000 -- Introduction: The Inclusive Picture -- 1 Concentration Camp Memorial Sites -- 2 The 'Double Past' -- 3 Resistance -- 4 8 May 1945 in Political Discourse -- 5 Daniel Jonah Goldhagen and Victor Klemperer -- 6 The Crimes of the Wehrmacht -- 7 The Walser-Bubis Debate -- 8 The Holocaust Memorial -- 9 The Past in the Present -- Abbreviations -- Bibliography -- Index.

Facing 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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Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Historiography.
Historiography -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Psychological aspects.
Memory -- Political aspects -- Germany.
National socialism -- Psychological aspects.


Electronic books.

DD256.48 -- .N58 2002

943.086072