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By Helmut SCHMITZ (Editor), Helmut SCHMITZ

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The re-emergence of the problem of wartime soreness to the fore of German public discourse represents the best shift in German reminiscence tradition because the Historikerstreit of the Nineteen Eighties. The (international) consciousness and debates brought on through, for instance, W.G. Sebald's Luftkrieg und Literatur, G??nter Grass's Im Krebsgang, J?¶rg Friedrich's Der model testify to a transformation in concentration clear of the sufferers of nationwide Socialism to the anxious event of the 'perpetrator collective' and its legacies. the quantity brings jointly German, English and Israeli literary and movie students and historians addressing concerns surrounding the illustration of German wartime struggling with the quick post-war interval to the current in literature, movie and public commemorative discourse. cut up into 4 sections, the quantity discusses the illustration of Germans as sufferers in post-war literature and movie, the present reminiscence politics of the Bund der Vertriebenen, the general public commemoration of the air raids on Hamburg and Dresden and their illustration in movie, images, historiography and literature, the impression and reception of W.G. Sebald's Luftkrieg und Literatur, the illustration of flight and expulsion in modern writing, the matter of empathy in representations of Germans as sufferers and the illustration of ache and nationwide Socialism in Oliver Hirschbiegel's movie Der Untergang. desk of Contents** Introduction:** Helmut SCHMITZ: The go back of Wartime affliction in modern German reminiscence tradition, Literature and Film** 1. The Post-War Period** Gregor STREIM: Germans within the Lager. stories and Narratives approximately Imprisonment in Post-War Allied Internment Camps** Hans-Joachim HAHN: 'Die, von denen guy erz?¤hlt hat, dass sie die kleinen Kinder schlachten.' Deutsche**Leiderfahrung und Bilder von Juden in der deutschen Kultur nach 1945. Zu einigen Texten Wolfgang Weyrauchs** Helen WOLFENDEN: The illustration of Wehrmacht infantrymen as sufferers in Post-War German Fi

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Und brav geschlafen! 49 Newspaper reports, comics, photographs and films are seen as inauthentic media due to their technical and propagandist manipulation of pictures and words; the knowledge about National Socialist crimes transmitted by these media thus becomes implausible and untrustworthy. In contrast, ‘living’ individual memory certifies the authenticity and in an emphatic sense the truth of that which is remembered. Storytelling thus attains the function of guaranteeing the 44 Gregor Streim _________________________________________________________ biographical continuity and of defending the legitimacy of one’s own experience against the implied attributions of guilt from interrogations and concentration camp film screenings.

3. 43 Moeller, War Stories, p. 49. 44 Aleida Assmann, Der lange Schatten der Vergangenheit, p. 190. The expellees had their own ministry, the Bundesministerium für Vertriebene, Flüchtlinge and Kriegsgeschädigte, founded in 1949 and dissolved in 1969. Between 1953 and 1961 the ministry published the five-volume Dokumentation der Vertreibung der Deutschen aus Ost-Mitteleuropa under the aegis of the doyen of West German historiography, Theodor Schieder. The edition was republished for dtv paperback in 1984.

See Fiedemann Weidauer, ‘Sollen wir ihn reinlassen? Wolfgang Borchert’s Draußen vor der Tür in neuen Kontexten,’ German Life and Letters, 1 (2006), 122-139 (here: p. 136). 80 See Assmann, Der lange Schatten der Vergangenheit, p. 214, Niven, Germans as Victims, p. 17, Pfister, p. 132, Taberner, ‘Hans-Ulrich Treichel’s Der Verlorene and the Problem of German Wartime Suffering’, p. 126, Dye, Painful Memories. 30 Helmut Schmitz _________________________________________________________ 81 Grass’s revelation in summer 2006 that he had been a member of the Waffen-SS for three months cannot be dealt with here.

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