By Helmut SCHMITZ (Editor), Helmut SCHMITZ
The re-emergence of the problem of wartime pain 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 caused by means of, for instance, W.G. Sebald's Luftkrieg und Literatur, G??nter Grass's Im Krebsgang, J?¶rg Friedrich's Der model testify to a metamorphosis in concentration clear of the sufferers of nationwide Socialism to the hectic adventure of the 'perpetrator collective' and its legacies. the amount brings jointly German, English and Israeli literary and picture students and historians addressing matters surrounding the illustration of German wartime being affected by the rapid post-war interval to the current in literature, movie and public commemorative discourse. cut up into 4 sections, the amount discusses the illustration of Germans as sufferers in post-war literature and picture, 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 soreness 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. studies 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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This is evident from Salomon’s Fragebogen the whole purpose of which is to counteract the schematic principle of the questionnaire by ‘authentic’ memory and autobiographical storytelling. The other texts likewise report again and again with gratification how the CIC interrogators fail to grasp the German ‘Wesen’. Like Salomon, Zekaulen presents his autobiographical narrative as a counter model to the interrogations: Meinen Kameraden im Camp habe ich versprechen müssen, die Geschichte unserer Gefangenschaft aufzuzeichnen.
51-76. 26 Helmut Schmitz _________________________________________________________ 40 Examples of (fictional and non-fictional) narratives over several generations are Marcel Beyer, Spione (2000), Tania Dückers, Himmelskörper (2003), Günter Grass, Im Krebsgang, Stephan Wackwitz, Ein unsichtbares Land (2003), Thomas Medicus, In den Augen meines Großvaters (2004), Wibke Bruns, Meines Vaters Land (2004). Examples of variations of the ‘parent novel’, exploring wartime family trauma are Hanns-Josef Ortheil, Hecke (1983) and Abschied von den Kriegsteilnehmern (1992), Hans-Ulrich Treichel, Der Verlorene (1998), Ulla Hahn, Unscharfe Bilder (2003) and Uwe Timm, Am Beispiel meines Bruders (2003).
698. 33 Especially the US zone had wide ranging criteria for the arrests. Lutz Niethammer has shown with respect to the camp at Garmisch that 80% of internees were local and regional functionaries. See Lutz Niethammer, Entnazifizierung in Bayern. Säuberung und Rehabilitierung unter amerikanischer Besatzung, Fischer: Frankfurt am Main, 1972, p. 258. 48 Gregor Streim _________________________________________________________ 34 Since members of the military high command and of the general staff were interned in the course of ‘automatic arrest’ as well, a mix between civilian and military internees was common.
A Nation of Victims? Representations of German Wartime Suffering from 1945 to the Present (German Monitor 67) by Helmut SCHMITZ (Editor), Helmut SCHMITZ