This article describes the process of forgetting and rediscovering as a cultural dimension of regional transformation in Germany after 1990.
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In dealing with the Sorbian minority, the GDR regime strived early on for interpretive sovereignty over collective memory and oblivion.
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.
Although adolescents label the GDR as a repressive and undemocratic system, the classification as a dictatorship is clearly less decided. This is less founded…
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.” …
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 ›