Holocaust Angst (Innbundet)

The Federal Republic of Germany and American Holocaust Memory Since the 1970s

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2016
Antall sider: 320
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780190237820
Omtale: Holocaust Angst
In the face of an outpouring of research on Holocaust history, Holocaust Angst takes an innovative approach. It explores how Germans perceived and reacted to how Americans publicly commemorated the Holocaust. It argues that a network of mostly conservative West German officials and their associates in private organizations and foundations, with Chancellor Kohl located at its center, perceived themselves as the "victims" of the afterlife of the Holocaust in America. They were concerned that public manifestations of Holocaust memory, such as museums, monuments, and movies, could severely damage the Federal Republic's reputation and even cause Americans to question the Federal Republic's status as an ally. From their perspective, American Holocaust memorial culture constituted a stumbling block for (West) German-American relations since the late 1970s. Providing the first comprehensive, archival study of German efforts to cope with the Nazi past vis-a-vis the United States up to the 1990s, t

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