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International Journal of Historical Archaeology

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 639–661 | Cite as

Predicting the Past — Materiality of Nazi and Post-Nazi Camps: A Norwegian Perspective

  • Marek E. Jasinski
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Abstract

Archaeological investigations at sites of genocides, oppressions, and imprisonment have, during the last few decades, become a growing field within studies of the contemporary past. This research includes surveys and excavations of Nazi camps, including the iconic sites of the Holocaust, concentration camps as well as POW camps and prisons of the Nazi regime in Germany and in occupied Europe. The present paper evaluates theoretical frameworks for approaches to materiality, social memories, and dissimilation aspects of such sites and relates diverse theoretical approaches to the results of archaeological investigations of Falstad Camp in central Norway.

Keywords

Materiality Conflict archaeology Social memories Nazi and post-Nazi camps Falstad camps Norway 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Historical StudiesNTNU Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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