Facing the Nazi Past : United Germany and the Legacy of the Third Reich.

By: Niven, BillContributor(s): Niven, Bill | Niven BillMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor and Francis, 2014Copyright date: ©2005Edition: 4th edDescription: 1 online resource (300 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780203402764Subject(s): Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Historiography | Historiography -- Germany -- History -- 20th century | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Psychological aspects | Memory -- Political aspects -- Germany | National socialism -- Psychological aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Facing the Nazi Past : United Germany and the Legacy of the Third ReichDDC classification: 943.086072 LOC classification: DD256.48 -- .N58 2002Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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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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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This important book addresses "new" Germany's coming to grips with the National Socialist experience, a task rendered more difficult by the need to reconcile the different experiences of the former GDR and the FRG in the "new" post-1990 unified Germany. The central thesis is that Germany's political unification must be accompanied by a psychological accommodation of a common past of crime and atrocity, Holocaust, and WW II. By coming to grips with the past, (Vergangheitsbewaltigung), "civil courage" (Zivilcourage) will be strengthened by using the National Socialist past as an essential negative foil to Germany's construction of a democratic national identity committed to tolerance and democracy. The new German identity based on constitutional-patriotism (Verfassungspatriotismus) must also incorporate an enlightened pride in genuine historical achievements. This thesis is developed through a rigorous analysis of "landscapes of memory" at concentration camp sites and Holocaust memorials, as well as other emotive sites of contestation such as Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners (CH, Jul'96), the film Schindler's List, and the "Crimes of the Wehrmacht" exhibition. Appropriately illustrated, this volume is well footnoted and accompanied by an excellent bibliography. All levels/collections. B. Osborne Queen's University at Kingston

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