Germany, Poland, and Postmemorial Relations

In Search of a Livable Past

  • Kristin Kopp
  • Joanna Niżyńska

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Between Entitlement and Reconciliation: Germany and Poland’s Postmemory after 1989

  3. The Politics of Postmemory

  4. The Grand Narratives of Postmemory

  5. The Space of Postmemory

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 281-287

About this book


Covering the period following the collapse of communism, the unification of Germany, and Poland's accession to the EU, this collection focuses on the interdependencies of German, Polish, and Jewish collective memories and their dialogic, transnational character, showing the collective nature of postmemory and the pressures that shape it.


communism European Union (EU) Germany history intervention Judaism Poland Russia

Editors and affiliations

  • Kristin Kopp
    • 1
  • Joanna Niżyńska
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Slavic Languages and LiteraturesHarvard UniversityUSA

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