Bitburg in Moral and Political Perspective

Bitburg in Moral and Political Perspective

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A routine diplomatic visit to the cemetery at Bitburg in May of 1985 turned out to be the most volatile political event of the year. What did Bitburg reveal? Why did it become such an issue? This thought-provoking book will help us to understand these more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 13 b&w photos
  • 025320383X
  • 9780253203830

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Chronology Introduction: 1985 /Geoffrey H. Hartman I. Essays Bitburg as Symbol /Raul Hilberg Some German Struggles with Memory /Saul Friedlander Defusing the Past: A Politico-Cultural Tract /Jurgen Habermas The Reactions in France: The Sounds of Silence /Henry Rousso Bitburg: The American Scene /William Bole The Christian World Goes to Bitburg /A. Roy Eckardt Another Revisionism: Popular Culture and the Changing Image of the Holocaust /Alvin H. Rosenfeld Memory and Monument /James E. Young What Does Coming to Terms with the Past Mean? /Theodor W. Adorno The Memory of Offense /Primo Levi II. Sunday, 5 May 1985: The Events at Bitburg and Bergen-Belsen The Two Ceremonies at Bergen-Belsen /John Tagliabue The Peace of the Dead /Avraham Weiss Reagan Joins Kohl in Brief Memorial at Bitburg Graves /Bernard Weinraub For Bitburg, Day of Anger Ends Quietly /James M. Markham III. Photographs and Cartoons IV. Press Commentaries Editorials About Cemeteries /Wall Street Journal Conceal Not The Blood /New York Times The Commemorations /Washington Post Reconciliation OForgiveness to the Injured Doth BelongO /Lance Morrow The Rush to Reconcile /Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. V-E Day: East and West /William McGurn :Walking in Our SleepO: Bitburg and the Post-1939 Generation /Mark Krupnick The Old Songs Filled with Anger /Max Kohnstamm Chancellor Kohl Honouring Evil /Meir Merhav Germany After Bitburg /Timothy Garton Ash The East Bloc The Anxious Germans /Flora Lewis The Liberator Is Still There... /Claire Treau History, Washington Style /Yevg Bovkun Regan and History OI Am a Jew...O /William Safire The One-Track Mind /Anthony Lewis Germany and History Facing the Dark Side of Nationalism /Charles William Maynes Germans Decry Bitburg Furor /Tyler Marshall The Holocaust Samuel Pisar: Of Bitburg and Liberation /William Mc Gurn Anti-Semitism ONewO SS Wreaths, Old Anti-Semitism /Marvin Kalb Epilogue Alas, poor Ronald, I knew him well /Miles Kington V. Essential Documents Remarks of President Reagan to Regional Editors Remarks of Elie Wiesel at White House Ceremony for Jewish Heritage Week Address by Chancellor Helmut Kohl during the Ceremony Marking the 40th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Concentration Camps Interview of President Reagan by Representatives of Foreign Radio and Television Address by Chancellor Helmut Kohl to President Reagan during Visit to Bergen-Belsen Remarks of President Reagan at Bergen-Belsen Address by Chancellor Helmut Kohl to German and American Soldiers at Bitburg Remarks of President Reagan at Bitburg Air Base Speech by Richard von Weizsacker in the Bundestag during the Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the End of the War Appendix: Definition of the SS as a OCriminal OrganizationO by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg Selected Further Readings Essayistsshow more

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