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The re-emergence of the problem of wartime affliction to the fore of German public discourse represents the best shift in German reminiscence tradition because the Historikerstreit of the Eighties. The (international) recognition 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 metamorphosis in concentration clear of the sufferers of nationwide Socialism to the disturbing adventure of the 'perpetrator collective' and its legacies. the amount brings jointly German, English and Israeli literary and movie students and historians addressing concerns surrounding the illustration of German wartime struggling with the quick 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 impression 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 discomfort and nationwide Socialism in Oliver Hirschbiegel's movie Der Untergang. desk of Contents** Introduction:** Helmut SCHMITZ: The go back of Wartime pain in modern German reminiscence tradition, Literature and Film** 1. The Post-War Period** Gregor STREIM: Germans within the Lager. studies 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 infantrymen as sufferers in Post-War German Fi

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59. 23 Aleida Assmann, Der lange Schatten der Vergangenheit, p. 194. html. Aleida Assmann refers in this context to the ‘Knoppisierung der Vergangenheit, Der lange Schatten der Vergangenheit, p. 214. , German Literature in the Age of Globalisation, Birmingham: University of Birmingham Press, 2004, pp. 229-246 (here: p. 237). Aleida Assmann speaks of a ‘transnationale Erinnerungsgemeinschaft’ that establishes the Holocaust in western states as a common point of reference, Der lange Schatten der Vergangenheit, p.

Am nächsten Morgen wurde Hauptmann Hörmann zum Verhör gerufen; als er nach fünf Minuten zurückkam, fragten die Kameraden, was man von ihm habe wissen wollen. ‘Eigentlich gar nichts. ’ wollte der 40 Gregor Streim _________________________________________________________ Arzt wissen. 36 The humiliation and deprivation of one’s rights by the occupational forces, the endless interrogations and meaningless prescriptions, are experienced by the internee as a form of heroism that turns him into a proxy for the disgraced nation.

The authors spend a lot of narrative energy on discrediting the reasons and motives of the occupation and the internment. Numerous scenes of interrogation portray in drastic and sometimes comic fashion how CIC officers grill the German prisoners only because they adhere to the wrong ‘creed’, one that is not western. : Am nächsten Morgen wurde Hauptmann Hörmann zum Verhör gerufen; als er nach fünf Minuten zurückkam, fragten die Kameraden, was man von ihm habe wissen wollen. ‘Eigentlich gar nichts.

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