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The war in the empty air : victims, perpetrators, and postwar Germans

The war in the empty air : victims, perpetrators, and postwar Germans

Author: Dagmar Barnouw
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
Barnouw examines the debate about the validity and importance of German memories of the war. She seeks a place where the acknowledgement of both the horror of Auschwitz and the suffering of the non-Jewish Germans can create a more complete historical remembrance.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Hannah Arendt
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dagmar Barnouw
ISBN: 0253346517 9780253346513 0253330467 9780253330468 9780253220400 0253220408
OCLC Number: 59401904
Description: xiv, 303 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The loss of history in postwar German memory --
Historical memory and the uses of remorse --
"Their monstrous past": German wartime fictions --
Censored memories: "Are the Germans victims or perpetrators?" --
The war in the empty air: a moral history of destruction --
No end to "Auschwitz": historical or redemptive memory --
This side of good and evil: a German story.
Responsibility: Dagmar Barnouw.
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"In this book, decisively (and with great sensitivity) Barnouw establishes a case for creating a more complete historical remembrance for postwar generations." -Journal of American Studies "The Read more...

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