The Politics of Remembering the GDR: Official and State-Mandated Memory since 1990

@inproceedings{Beattie2011ThePO,
  title={The Politics of Remembering the GDR: Official and State-Mandated Memory since 1990},
  author={Andrew H. Beattie},
  year={2011}
}
The unified German state’s remarkable activism in the negotiation of memories of the GDR is widely acknowledged. Interpretations of its efforts differ, however. Some commentators are impressed by the fact that an extensive official reckoning with the GDR has taken place. They stress the positive, even exemplary nature of the state’s efforts, in contrast with the less vigorous and consistent policies of Germany’s post-communist neighbours (Hammerstein and Trappe, 2009, pp. 10–11). Other… Expand
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