For over half a century, Germans have lived in the shadow of Auschwitz. Who was responsible for the mass murder of millions of people in the Holocaust: just a small gang of evil men, Hitler and his henchmen; or certain groups within a particular system
Preface. 1. National Identity and German History. 2. Landscapes of Memory. 3. Overcoming the Past in Practice? Trials and Tribulations. 4. Awkward Anniversaries and Contested Commemorations. 5. The Past which Refuses to Become History. 6. Collective Memory? Patterns of Historical Consciousness. 7. Citizenship and Fatherland. 8. Friends, Foes and Volk. 9. The Nation as Legacy and Destiny. Index.