Remembering and Rethinking the GDR

Multiple Perspectives and Plural Authenticities

  • Anna Saunders
  • Debbie Pinfold

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series (PMMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: ‘Wissen wie es war’?

    1. Anna Saunders, Debbie Pinfold
      Pages 1-15
  3. Theoretical Reflections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Silke Arnold-de Simine, Susannah Radstone
      Pages 19-33
  4. Narrative Frameworks of Memory

  5. Beyond Nostalgia

  6. Past Memories for Present Concerns

  7. Memories in Private and Public

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 245-253

About this book


Exploring the ways in which the GDR has been remembered since its demise in 1989/90, this volume asks how memory of the former state continues to shape contemporary Germany. Its contributors offer multiple perspectives on the GDR and offer new insights into the complex relationship between past and present.


1989 Denkmal fascism Germany individual memory Ostalgie

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna Saunders
    • 1
  • Debbie Pinfold
    • 2
  1. 1.Bangor UniversityUK
  2. 2.Bristol UniversityUK

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