© 2010

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179

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

About the editors

BILL NIVEN is Professor of Contemporary German History at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is author of Facing the Nazi Past and is currently preparing a book called A Post-Holocaust History of Germany, 1945-2010, and editing a volume on the history and memory of the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff.

CHLOE PAVER is Senior Lecturer in German at the University of Exeter, UK. Recent publications include Refractions of the Third Reich in German and Austrian Fiction and Film and a series of articles on historical exhibitions about the National Socialist era. She was a Humboldt Fellow at the University of Konstanz in 2006-07.


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