By Helmut SCHMITZ (Editor), Helmut SCHMITZ
The re-emergence of the problem of wartime discomfort to the fore of German public discourse represents the best shift in German reminiscence tradition because the Historikerstreit of the Eighties. The (international) awareness and debates prompted 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 transformation 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 picture students and historians addressing matters surrounding the illustration of German wartime struggling with the speedy post-war interval to the current in literature, movie and public commemorative discourse. break up into 4 sections, the amount discusses the illustration of Germans as sufferers in post-war literature and movie, 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 effect 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 soreness and nationwide Socialism in Oliver Hirschbiegel's movie Der Untergang. desk of Contents** Introduction:** Helmut SCHMITZ: The go back of Wartime soreness in modern German reminiscence tradition, Literature and Film** 1. The Post-War Period** Gregor STREIM: Germans within the Lager. reviews 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 squaddies as sufferers in Post-War German Fi
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The experience of war and his belief in a future Reich that would comprise Germany and Austria is the topic of most of his literary works, particularly the trilogy Apis und Este (1931), Das war das Ende (1932) and Weder Kaiser noch König (1933), for which he received the national book prize from Goebbels in 1939. After the annexation of Austria Brehm became a member of the NSDAP and a member of the council of the city of Vienna. In 1941 he became president of the Wiener Kulturvereinigung. During the Second World War he was a major and an aide-decamp.
20 Hans Venatier, Der Major und die Stiere. Roman, F. M. Bourg: Düsseldorf, 1953. Hans Venatier (1903-1959) was born in Silesia. His historical novels Vogt Bartold. Der große Zug nach Osten (1943) and Narren Gottes. Historischer Roman über die Germans in the Lager 47 _________________________________________________________ schlesischen Glaubenskämpfe (no date) deal with the theme of the ’German East’. During the Third Reich he worked in teacher training. He edited the series ‘Lesebogen für die höhere Schule im Dritten Reich’ and was made a National Socialist lecturer at the Lehrerhochschule Breslau in 1941.
Alsbald macht sich unter denen, die Dokumente erwartet hatten, denn auch Unruhe bemerkbar. ] laut protestieren. ] Diese Zusammenstellung, nicht würdig der Tragödie, selbst der Verbrechen, die sie behauptet, bewies sie nicht so unzweideutig, daß sie überzeugen konnte. ] Sie wendet sich an die niedrigsten Instinkte, peitscht – unter Mißbrauch sakraler Musik – mit unlauteren Mitteln zum Haß auf, dient aber letztlich nicht der Erkenntnis. 47 In her study of the use of photographs in the re-education campaign Claudia Brink has noted that the pictures from the concentration camps were seen by many Germans as an instrument to establish the thesis of collective guilt and were subsequently rejected 48 This is confirmed by the texts discussed here.
A Nation of Victims? Representations of German Wartime Suffering from 1945 to the Present (German Monitor 67) by Helmut SCHMITZ (Editor), Helmut SCHMITZ