By Helmut SCHMITZ (Editor), Helmut SCHMITZ

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ISBN-10: 9042022094

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The re-emergence of the difficulty of wartime agony to the fore of German public discourse represents the best shift in German reminiscence tradition because the Historikerstreit of the Eighties. The (international) awareness and debates brought on via, for instance, W.G. Sebald's Luftkrieg und Literatur, G??nter Grass's Im Krebsgang, J?¶rg Friedrich's Der model testify to a transformation in concentration clear of the sufferers of nationwide Socialism to the aggravating adventure of the 'perpetrator collective' and its legacies. the quantity brings jointly German, English and Israeli literary and movie students and historians addressing concerns surrounding the illustration of German wartime struggling with the rapid post-war interval to the current in literature, movie and public commemorative discourse. cut up into 4 sections, the amount discusses the illustration of Germans as sufferers in post-war literature and picture, the present reminiscence politics of the Bund der Vertriebenen, the general public commemoration of the air raids on Hamburg and Dresden and their illustration in movie, images, historiography and literature, the effect and reception of W.G. Sebald's Luftkrieg und Literatur, the illustration of flight and expulsion in modern writing, the matter of empathy in representations of Germans as sufferers and the illustration of pain and nationwide Socialism in Oliver Hirschbiegel's movie Der Untergang. desk of Contents** Introduction:** Helmut SCHMITZ: The go back of Wartime affliction in modern German reminiscence tradition, Literature and Film** 1. The Post-War Period** Gregor STREIM: Germans within the Lager. stories and Narratives approximately Imprisonment in Post-War Allied Internment Camps** Hans-Joachim HAHN: 'Die, von denen guy erz?¤hlt hat, dass sie die kleinen Kinder schlachten.' Deutsche**Leiderfahrung und Bilder von Juden in der deutschen Kultur nach 1945. Zu einigen Texten Wolfgang Weyrauchs** Helen WOLFENDEN: The illustration of Wehrmacht squaddies as sufferers in Post-War German Fi

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Festschrift für Hans Mommsen zum 5. November 1995, Akademie Verlag: Berlin, 1995, pp. 469-492. 5 The special camps of the NKWD in the Soviet zone of occupation which are not comparable to the camps of the Western Allies both with respect to their historic form and their public reception are not considered here. On the differences see Niethammer, ‘Alliierte Internierungslager’, pp. 481-482. 6 See Niethammer, ‘Alliierte Internierungslager’, p. 480. , p. 474. 8 On this issue see Gregor Streim, ‘Unter der “Diktatur” des Fragebogens.

Volker Hage, Zeugen der Zerstörung. Die Literaten und der Luftkrieg, Fischer: Frankfurt am Main, 2003, p. 115. , Deutsche Literatur 1998. Ein Überblick, Reclam: Stuttgart, 1998, pp. 249-90. ’ from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 15 January 1998 is on pp. 262-267 (here: p. 265). 31 Aleida Assmann, Der lange Schatten der Vergangenheit, p. 185 and p. 101. Introduction: The Return of German Wartime Suffering 25 _________________________________________________________ 32 Both Christa Wolf and Erwin Strittmatter were forced by GDR censors to edit sections of their novels that addressed Red Army violence and rape.

270-95. Ruth Whittlinger in Niven, Germans as Victims, pp. 62-75, refers to 500 academic publications on expellees by 1989, and over 500 publications of socalled Heimatbücher ‘representing 20% of all regional history accounts published in Germany’, p. 73. ’ Frei, Vergangenheitspolitik, p. 15. 48 Frei, 1945 und Wir, p. 13. See also Aleida Assmann, Der lange Schatten der Vergangenheit, p. 202, Fulda, p. 48, as well as Peter Schneider’s article ‘Die Deutschen als Ofper? Über ein Tabu der Nachkriegsgeneration,’ in: Kettenacker, pp.

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