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War stories : the search for a usable past in the Federal Republic of Germany

Author: Robert G Moeller
Publisher: London : University of California Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work intends to convey the complicated story of how West Germans recast the past after the Second World War. It demonstrates the the "selective remembering" that took place among West Germans  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert G Moeller
ISBN: 0520239105 9780520239104
OCLC Number: 52325428
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: xiii, 329 pages, [28] pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments 1. Listening to War Stories 2. Accounting for the Past 3. Driven into Zeitgeschichte: Historians and the "Expulsion of the Germans from East-Central Europe" 4. Prisoners of Public Memory: "Homecoming 1955" 5. Heimat, Barbed Wire, and "Papa's Kino": Expellees and POWs at the Movies Epilogue Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Robert G. Moeller.

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"A brilliant analysis of the manner in which postwar Germany forged for itself a new identity on the basis of vivid yet selective memories of the past. Robert Moeller convincingly demonstrates that Read more...

 
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