The Past In the Politics of Divided and Unified Germany

@inproceedings{Beattie2005ThePI,
  title={The Past In the Politics of Divided and Unified Germany},
  author={Andrew H. Beattie},
  year={2005}
}
The legacies and memories of the past always inform political decisionmaking in the present, but the tumultuous nature of Germany’s twentieth-century history has focused considerable attention on the issue of “coming to terms” with the Nazi past (Vergangenheitsbewaltigung). This is a slippery term that encompasses specific attempts to bring Nazi perpetrators to account and seek justice for their victims, as well as a more general effort to face up to and remember the 12-year period of Nazi rule… Expand
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