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War Stories: The Search for a Usable Past in the Federal Republic of Germany Robert G Moeller

War Stories: The Search for a Usable Past in the Federal Republic of Germany

Robert G Moeller

Published January 21st 2001
ISBN : 9780520930315
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342 pages
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Robert G. Moeller powerfully conveys the complicated story of how West Germans recast the recent past after the Second World War. He rejects earlier characterizations of a postwar West Germany dominated by attitudes of forgetting or silence aboutMoreRobert G. Moeller powerfully conveys the complicated story of how West Germans recast the recent past after the Second World War. He 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 particular, they remembered crimes committed against Germans, crimes that according to some contemporary accounts were comparable to the crimes of Germans against Jews. Moeller draws on a wide range of U.S. and German government documents, political debates, film archives, letters, oral histories, and newspaper accounts.