Divided Memory

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Harvard University Press, 1997 - History - 527 pages
A significant new look at the legacy of the Nazi regime, this book exposes the workings of past beliefs and political interests on how--and how differently--the two Germanys have recalled the crimes of Nazism, from the anti-Nazi emigration of the 1930s through the establishment of a day of remembrance for the victims of National Socialism in 1996.
 

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DIVIDED MEMORY: The Nazi Past in the Two Germanys

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An in-depth analysis of how, during the Cold War, the respective political leaderships of the two Germanys developed very different narratives concerning the legacy of the Third Reich and of the ... Read full review

Divided memory the Nazi past in the two Germanys

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Numerous books such as Andrei S. Markovits and Simon Reich's recent The German Predicament (LJ 3/1/97) have examined in some manner the Nazi past versus the present world. Herf (history, Ohio Univ ... Read full review

Contents

Preface xi
12
German Communisms Master Narratives of
13
German Communists and
40
Struggles for
69
The Jewish Question in
106
Memory and Policy in East Germany from Ulbricht
162
Divided Memory in
201
Politics and Memory since the 1960s
334
Conclusion
373
Notes
397
Sources
503
Acknowledgments
507
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Jeffrey Herf is Professor of History at the University of Maryland. Among his books is "Reactionary Modernism: Technology, Culture and Politics in Weimar and the Third Reich".

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