This article describes the process of forgetting and rediscovering as a cultural dimension of regional transformation in Germany after 1990.
Tag Archive for ‘East Germany (DDR)’
Support and Censorship: Research on Minorities in the GDR
In dealing with the Sorbian minority, the GDR regime strived early on for interpretive sovereignty over collective memory and oblivion.
Images of Revolution and Transformation
Abstract: The images of crowds demonstrating in the streets of Germany in the cities of 1989 have permanently gone down in history. This process culminated in the fall of the… Read More ›
Pandora’s Box Reopened? Debating Germany after 1990
Three decades after reunification, Germany is again debating differences between East and West. The Treuhand is a symbol. Historians could help by shaping new perspectives and narratives.
To Conceptually Grasp the Dictatorships of the 20th Century
Although adolescents label the GDR as a repressive and undemocratic system, the classification as a dictatorship is clearly less decided. This is less founded…
Illuminating Berlin – looking back in the year 25
A quarter of a century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this historic event was commemorated by a celebration, held in Berlin last month and greeted with great acclaim by the general public and the media alike: the “Border of Lights.” …
Musealisierte Zeitzeugen. Ein Dilemma
Abstract: Once the aura of three-dimensional objects attracted strollers to museums and exhibitions. But it is precisely in the field of contemporary history that the temples of the muses are… Read More ›
Der „späte Sieg der Diktaturen“ – Resultat ergebnisoffenen Unterrichts?
Abstract: „Surely a grade of 33 in 100 on the simplest and most obvious facts of American history is not a record in which any high school can take… Read More ›