Using the Past in the Nazi Successor States from 1945 to the Present

@article{Wstenberg2008UsingTP,
  title={Using the Past in the Nazi Successor States from 1945 to the Present},
  author={J. W{\"u}stenberg and D. Art},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={617},
  pages={72 - 87}
}
  • J. Wüstenberg, D. Art
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
This article examines the political uses of memory in the three successor states of the Third Reich. The focus is on how political elites offered stylized histories of the Nazi past in the service of broader political goals, both domestic and international. After reviewing key junctures in the politics of memory, the authors discuss contemporary debates about history, particularly in Germany, the country often viewed as the model for coming to terms with a traumatic past. Despite the massive… Expand