Memorialization in Germany since 1945

  • Bill Niven
  • Chloe Paver

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Bill Niven, Chloe Paver
      Pages 1-12
  3. Remembering German Losses

  4. Remembering Nazi Crimes, Perpetrators, and Victims

  5. Remembering Jewish Suffering

  6. Socialist Memory and Memory of Socialism

  7. Memorializing Germany’s Ambivalent Legacies

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 409-421

About this book


Difficult Pasts provides a wide-ranging discussion of contemporary Germany's rich memorial landscape. It discusses the many memorials to German losses during the Second World War, to the victims of National Socialism and to those of GDR socialism. With up-to-date coverage of many less well-known memorials as well as the most publicised ones.


1922 Anti-Semitism colonialism Dachau empire Europe Germany history Holocaust ideology Judaism Memoria National Socialism political education Weimar

Editors and affiliations

  • Bill Niven
    • 1
  • Chloe Paver
    • 2
  1. 1.Nottingham Trent UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of ExeterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-30254-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-24850-2
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