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By Robert G. Moeller

Robert G. Moeller powerfully conveys the complex tale of ways West Germans recast the new previous after the second one international struggle. He rejects previous characterizations of a postwar West Germany ruled by means of attitudes of "forgetting" or silence concerning the Nazi earlier. He as a substitute demonstrates the "selective remembering" that came about between West Germans in the course of the postwar years: particularly, they remembered crimes dedicated opposed to Germans, crimes that—according to a few modern accounts—were resembling the crimes of Germans opposed to Jews. Moeller attracts on a variety of U.S. and German govt records, political debates, movie records, letters, oral histories, and newspaper accounts.

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By Robert G. Moeller

Robert G. Moeller powerfully conveys the complex tale of ways West Germans recast the new previous after the second one international struggle. He rejects previous characterizations of a postwar West Germany ruled by means of attitudes of "forgetting" or silence concerning the Nazi earlier. He as a substitute demonstrates the "selective remembering" that came about between West Germans in the course of the postwar years: particularly, they remembered crimes dedicated opposed to Germans, crimes that—according to a few modern accounts—were resembling the crimes of Germans opposed to Jews. Moeller attracts on a variety of U.S. and German govt records, political debates, movie records, letters, oral histories, and newspaper accounts.

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