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Topography of National Amnesia

Publié le 1 novembre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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Topography of National Amnesia

While elites in Germany bemoan young peoples’ lack of knowledge of the history of East German Communism and occasionally reveal the limitations of their own understanding, they neglect to preserve the landmarks that ground the historical knowledge of this period in the urban landscape. Effacing collective memory may be the intention. Indeed, the recent demolition […]