From Monuments to Traces: Artifacts of German Memory, 1870–1990 . By Rudy Koshar. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2000. Pp. xvi + 352. $45.00. ISBN 0-520-21768-3.

@article{Moeller2002FromMT,
  title={From Monuments to Traces: Artifacts of German Memory, 1870–1990 . By Rudy Koshar. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2000. Pp. xvi + 352. \$45.00. ISBN 0-520-21768-3.},
  author={R. G. Moeller},
  journal={Central European History},
  year={2002},
  volume={35},
  pages={436 - 439}
}
Rudy Koshar begins this important book with the image of protestors in the streets of Berlin in the last days of the German Democratic Republic. They carry a sign that reads "Forward, but forgetting nothing." What should be remembered was not just one German dictatorship, but two. As Koshar convincingly argues, however, understanding the "memory landscape" in modern Germany requires an even longer view. The one he proposes stretches back to 1871 and the creation of a German nation, and he warns… Expand
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