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The Use and Abuse of Memory : Interpreting World War II in Contemporary European Politics

Author: Christian Karner; Bram Mertens
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Transaction Publishers, [2013] ©2013
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Karner; Bram Mertens
ISBN: 9781412851947 1412851947
OCLC Number: 828265110
Description: 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : memories and analogies of World War II / Christian Karner and Bram Mertens --
Genocide memorialization and the Europeanization of Europe / Henning Grunwald --
Appeasement analogies in British parliamentary debates preceding the 2003 invasion of Iraq / Joseph Burridge --
How deeply rooted is the commitment to "never again"? : Dick Bengtsson's swastikas and European memory culture / Tanja Schult --
Cultural memories of German suffering during the Second World War : an inability not to mourn? / Karl Wilds --
From perpetrators to victims and back again : the long shadow of the Second World War in Belgium / Bram Mertens --
L'histoire bling-bling : Nicolas Sarkozy and the historians / Paul Smith --
The pasts of the present : World War II memories and the construction of political legitimacy in post-cold war Italy / Bjorn Thomassen and Rosario Forlenza --
"The Nazis strike again" : the concept of "the German enemy", party strategies and mass perceptions under the prism of the Greek economic crisis / Zinovia Lialiouti and Giorgos Bithymitris --
Who were the anti-fascists? : divergent interpretations of WWII in contemporary post-Yugoslav history textbooks / Jovana Mihajlovic Trbovc and Tamara Pavasovic Trot --
Multiple dimensions and discursive contests in Austria's "mythscape" / Christian Karner --
World War II in discourses of national identification in Poland : an intergenerational perspective / Anna Duszak --
From the "re-unification of the Ukrainian lands" to "Soviet occupation" : the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact in the Ukrainian political memory / Tatiana Zhurzhenko --
"Often very harmful things start out with things that are very harmless" : European reflections on guilt and innocence inspired by art about the Holocaust in the 1990s / Diana I. Popescu --
Epilogue / Christian Karner and Bram Mertens.
Responsibility: Christian Karner and Bram Mertens, editors.

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