Germans as Victims

Remembering the Past in Contemporary Germany
Editor(s): 
Niven, Bill
ISBN: 
1403990425
Date published: 
April 2006
Hardback
Pages: 
304

Nearly sixty years after the defeat of Nazism, some in Germany now feel that the Germans were the victims - not least of relentless attempts to remind them of past crimes. This is the first examination of the shift in the culture of memory away from a focus on German perpetration, and towards one on German suffering. Students of German history, politics and culture will find this contextualization of current victim discourse within a wider historical framework invaluable.