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From Monuments to Traces: Artifacts of German Memory, 1870-1990

Rudy Koshar


This book provides a powerful framework in which to examine the subject of German collective memory, which for more than a half century has been shaped by the experience of Nazism, World War II, and the Holocaust. Finding the assumptions of many writers and scholars shortsighted, the author surveys the evidence of postwar German memory in the context of previous traditions. The book follows the evolution of German “memory landscapes” all the way from national unification in 1870–71 through the world wars and political division to reunification in 1990. The memory landscapes of any society may ... More

Keywords: German memory, Nazism, World War II, Holocaust, memory landscapes, monuments, memorials, cemeteries, battlefields, Germany

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780520217683
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520217683.001.0001


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Rudy Koshar, author

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