The Use and Abuse of Memory
Interpreting World War II in Contemporary European Politics
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Transaction Publishers|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $79.95|
| Book Description: |
Decades after the previously unimaginable horrors of the Nazi extermination camps and the dropping of nuclear bombs, their memories remain part of our lives. In academic and human terms, preserving awareness of this past is an ethical imperative. This volume concerns narratives about World War II across contemporary Europe, and explains why contemporary Europeans continue to be drawn to it as a template of comparison, interpretation, even prediction.