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Reframing the Past: Justice, Guilt, and Consolidation in East and West Germany after Nazism

Fulbrook, M; (2020) Reframing the Past: Justice, Guilt, and Consolidation in East and West Germany after Nazism. Central European History , 53 (2) pp. 294-313. 10.1017/S0008938920000114. Green open access

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Abstract

Only a minority of Germans involved in Nazi crimes were prosecuted after the war, and the transnational history of trials is only beginning to be explored. Even less well understood are the ways in which those who were tainted by complicity reframed their personal life stories. Millions had been willing facilitators, witting beneficiaries, or passive (and perhaps unhappily helpless) witnesses of Nazi persecution; many had been actively involved in sustaining Nazi rule; perhaps a quarter of a million had personally killed Jewish civilians, and several million had direct knowledge of genocide. How did these people re-envision their own lives after Nazism? And how did they reinterpret their own former behaviors—their actions and inaction—in light of public confrontations with Nazi crimes and constructions of “perpetrators” in trials? Going beyond well-trodden debates about “overcoming the past,” this paper explores patterns of personal memory among East and West Germans after Nazism.

Type: Article
Title: Reframing the Past: Justice, Guilt, and Consolidation in East and West Germany after Nazism
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0008938920000114
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0008938920000114
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Arts & Humanities, History
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10111875
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