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

Author: Robert G Moeller
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Complicated Story of how West Germans recast the recent past after the Second World War is powerfully conveyed in Robert G. Moeller's highly original study. Moeller rejects earlier characterizations of a postwar West Germany dominated by attitudes of "forgetting" or silence about the Nazi past. He instead demonstrates the "selective remembering" that took place among West Germans during the postwar years: in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert G Moeller
ISBN: 0520223268 9780520223264 0520239105 9780520239104
OCLC Number: 44461954
Description: xiii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Robert G. Moeller.
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