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Reverberations of Nazi Violence in Germany and Beyond

Reverberations of Nazi Violence in Germany and Beyond: Disturbing Pasts

by Stephanie Bird

Stephanie Bird is Senior Lecturer in German and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at University College London, UK. She is the author of Women Writers and National Identity (2003) and Recasting Historical Women: Female Identity in German Biographical Fiction (1998). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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, Mary Fulbrook

Mary Fulbrook is Professor of German History and Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences at University College London, UK. She is the author or editor of more than 20 books including A Concise History of Germany (3rd edition, 2015) and A History of Germany 1918-2014: The Divided Nation (4th edition, 2014). Her most recent publications include Dissonant Lives: Generations and Violence through the German Dictatorships (2011) and the Fraenkel Prize winning A Small Town near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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, Julia Wagner

Julia Wagner is Research Associate in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at University College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Christiane Wienand

Christiane Wienand is Research Associate in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at University College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781474241885
  • ISBN:
    978-1-4742-4185-4 (hardback)

    978-1-4742-4186-1 (epdf)

    978-1-4742-4187-8 (epub)

    978-1-4742-4188-5 (online)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    London
  • Published Online:
    2017 2017
Reverberations of Nazi Violence in Germany and Beyond
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Reverberations of Nazi Violence in Germany and Beyond explores the complex and diverse reverberations of the Second World War after 1945. It focuses on the legacies that National Socialist violence and genocide perpetrated in Europe continue to have in German-speaking countries and communities, as well as among those directly affected by occupation, terror and mass murder. Furthermore it explores how those legacies are in turn shaped by the present.

The volume also considers conflicting, unexpected and often dissonant interpretations and representations of these events, made by those who were the witnesses, victims and perpetrators at the time and also by different communities in the generations that followed. The contributions, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, enrich our understanding of the complexity of the ways in which a disturbing past continues to disrupt the present and how the past is in turn disturbed and instrumentalized by a later present.