Contemporary Germany and the Nazi Legacy

Remembrance, Politics and the Dialectic of Normality

  • Caroline Pearce

Part of the New Perspectives in German Studies book series (NPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 234-266

About this book


This book examines a range of public debates on the Nazi legacy in Germany since Schröder's SDP-Green coalition came to power in 1998. A central theme is the 'dialectic of normality' whereby references to Nazi past impact upon present normality. The book is a valuable resource for students of contemporary German politics, history and culture.


Berlin culture Europe Germany government history Holocaust politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Caroline Pearce
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  1. 1.Department of Germanic StudiesUniversity of SheffieldUK

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