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Spatial Patterns of Thermidor

Protest and Voting in East Germany’s Revolution, 1989-1990

Marko Grdešić

. After all, the sed did not return to power. Furthermore, (eastern) Germans have done more than many others in their own process of Vergangenheitsbewältigung (coming-to-terms with the past) by opening up the archives of a variety of institutions

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Klaus Berghahn, Russell Dalton, Jason Verber, Robert Tobin, Beverly Crawford, and Jeffrey Luppes

past leads people to view him as him as a “normal” person, adored by millions of other “normal” people, it could lead to progress in “coming to terms with the past.” Put differently, if Hitler rant parodies end the glorification of the Führer and lead

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Staying Local, Going Global

Sustaining German Culture in “Dark” Times

Annika Orich

Nazi past in post-war Germany. The show arguably raises similar questions to the ones that have shaped the cultural practice of Vergangenheitsbewältigung (coming to terms with the past) in Germany: 26 it asks why and how people become murderers, it

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Between Resistance and the State

Caribbean Activism and the Invention of a National Memory of Slavery in France

Itay Lotem

abolition in concluding that “la République est née avec le combat contre l’esclavage. 1794, 1848: la République, c’est l’abolition.” 50 Secondly and just as importantly, it referred to a trajectory of “coming to terms with the past” that strengthened

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Thomas Klikauer, Norman Simms, Helge F. Jani, Bob Beatty, and Nicholas Lokker

just a success story when it comes to that terribly long word Vergangenheitsbewältigung— coming to terms with the past and learning from it. Between 1945 and around 1995, at least in West Germany, Vergangenheitsbewältigung was largely avoided. In the

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Invoking the “Yolocaust”?

German Memory Politics, Cultural Criticism, and Contemporary Popular Arts

Ralph Buchenhorst

. It might be concluded that the scope of mass media is a decisive tool to initiate a transnational coming to terms with the past, while each nation has to find its own way to remember. Without disregarding the fact that recent developments in art and

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Denkmalpflege, Denazification, and the Bureaucratic Manufacture of Memory in Bavaria

Lauren Schwartz

the limits of their mutual action. Bavaria and Munich have benefited from extensive attention in scholarship on memory politics and Vergangenheitsbewältigung (coming to terms with the past) due to their history as sites of origin and cultural