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Wounds of Memory: The Politics of War in Germany
by Maja Zehfuss
German memories of the Second World War are controversial, and they are used to justify different positions on the use of military force. In this book, Maja Zehfuss studies the articulation of memories in novels in order to discuss and challenge arguments deployed in political and public debate. She explores memories that have generated considerable controversy, such as th ...more
Hardcover, 294 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Cambridge University Press
(first published October 25th 2007)
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a book that is not actually about "The Politics of War in Germany" as it claims to be, but rather about the changing memory of war and the use of such (changing) memories in political debate. it is striking for the omission of joschka fischer's claim that the lesson of world war II was not just "no more war", but also "no more auschwitz", which is why the NATO-bombing of kosovo and serbia was justified. the book discusses similiar claims made by other politicians with reference to other german m ...more