War and German Memory

War and German Memory : Excavating the Significance of the Second World War in German Cultural Consciousness

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German memories of the experience of the Second World War have been central in shaping that country's postwar historical consciousness and cultural identity. This book explores how the sufferings of average Germans in war has been and remains the dominant narrative in German historical memory and how this influences Germans' attitudes toward war and their understanding of their country's role in world affairs.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 194 pages
  • 158 x 226 x 20mm | 381.02g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739139436
  • 9780739139431

About K. Michael Prince

K. Michael Prince is a freelance writer and translator living in Munich, Germany. A graduate of Clemson University, the University of Virginia and University of Munich, he has specialized in German and American history, with an emphasis on cultural and historical identity. He is the author of Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! South Carolina and the Confederate Flag.show more

Table of contents

1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Digging in the Gardens of Carthage Chapter 4 2. Memorial Chapter 5 3. Sarcophagi of Memory Chapter 6 4. A Season of Memory Chapter 7 Epilogue: The Future of the Past 8 Bibliography 9 Index 10 About the Authorshow more