By Christine Anton, Frank Pilipp
The articles assembled during this booklet talk about vital questions about German society and the very suggestion of what being German capability within the age of globalization and the vanishing of realms in a always strengthening eu Union; the query approximately what's German tradition in a postmodern period; and the way the earlier impacts and shapes the current and way forward for hybrid German generations. considering not just nationwide but additionally transnational and up to date worldwide advancements and concomitant serious debates, this e-book keeps to have interaction within the discourses of rethinking German nationwide id, exploring socio-cultural, literary and cinematic responses through German, German Jewish, and different minority authors and filmmakers. those essays concentration really on developments because the flip of the millennium, and discover how those traits and their new advancements are represented and interpreted in the course of the eyes of other media. past Political Correctness: Remapping German Sensibilities within the twenty first Century will entice readers with a wide selection of educational pursuits, together with cultural background, movie stories and modern German literature, German-Jewish and Minority literature.
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Adorno has explicitly connected Benjamin’s theory of experience to World War II which begins ‘in jeder Phase von vorn’: Überall, mit jeder Explosion hat er den Reizschutz durchbrochen, unter dem Erfahrung, die Dauer zwischen heilsamem Vergessen und heilsamem Erinnern sich bildet. Das Leben hat sich in eine zeitlose Folge von Schocks verwandelt. 26 Hence, if the Holocaust contains the ‘truth of modernity’ regarding the rationalistic and bureaucratic administering of mass extermination, 27 the ‘Lufkrieg’ contains the truth about modernity as technological catastrophe: the destruction of experience.
The series subtitled ‘Deutsche Städte im Bombenkrieg’ comprises about a dozen volumes. These are for the most part titled ‘[X] im Bombenkrieg’, ‘[X] im Feuersturm’, or ‘Die Nacht an dem [X] unterging’ ([X] represents the corresponding name of a city). 7 Assmann, Der lange Schatten, p. 186; and Aleida Assmann, ‘On the (In)Compatibility of Guilt and Suffering in German Memory’, German Life and Letters, 2 (2006), 187-200 (here: pp. 191-2). , Ein Volk von Ofern? Die neue Debatte um den Bombenkrieg 1940-45, Berlin: Rowohlt, 2003, pp.
In 2001, Habbo Knoch published his monumental study of the history of transmission of Holocaust images and their role in public memory Die Tat als Bild. 51 There is as yet no study of the role of photographs of German suffering (war, bombings, flight and expulsions) in post-war German memory discourse. With regard to the ‘Luftkrieg,’ and before the publication of Brandstätten, public visual memory of the bombings was predominantly occupied by images of ruins, not of corpses. In contrast to the visual memory of the Holocaust which is dominated by bodies, skeletal dead bodies in mass graves or emasculated survivors, the visual memory of the bombings is determined by pictures of destroyed cities.