The official Japanese remembrance policy on the Second World War can be described with four central characteristics outlined in this article.
Could some of Sloterdijk’s disturbing interpretations of French-German relations since 1945 turn out to be right? And should they be worrying to us?
In the Soviet Union, Victory Day was commemorated with little fanfare, if any at all. Since then, however, the parade has been held every year, just steps away from the Kremlin.
The year 2020 was supposed to be the year to commemorate anniversaries of important events. These were being prepared for months but stopped by Covid-19.
How should we talk about the end of WWII? What narratives should dominate this story? Does our factual approach to this important date still make sense?