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Germans and Poles United in Suffering?
Germans and Poles United in Suffering?

Author(s): Lars Breuer
Subject(s): History, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life, Recent History (1900 till today), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today), Societal Essay
Published by: Kolegium Europy Wschodniej im. Jana Nowaka-Jeziorańskiego we Wrocławiu
Keywords: Memory;WWII;Poland;Germany

Summary/Abstract: Memories of the Second World War in Germany and in Poland strongly follow national patterns, yet with a variety of different narratives. The national memory patterns show that the images of the past and, closely intertwined with this, a national self understanding are challenged by a confrontation with transnational discourses, especially when it comes to attributions of victimhood and perpetratorship.

  • Issue Year: 16/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 176-181
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English