\u201cThe New Berlin is a notable contribution to human geography and to the interdisciplinary literature on social memory and place making. Till\u2019s methods and scholarship have provided the conceptual groundwork for the exploration and development of place making, social memory, and spatial haunting through the particular practices and politics of the new Berlin. Her readable style is marked by a narrative economy in which every word and sentence serves the larger purposes of the book. I recommend this book to anyone-student, scholar, or practitioner-who is interested in the social dynamics of memory formation and place making.\u201d -The Professional Geographer\u201cThis book is a well-written \u2018first-hand\u2019 account, though it also thoroughly covers academic literature, contemporary news accounts, and archival records.\u201d -German Studies Review\u201cKaren E. Till's The New Berlin describes the modern metropolis and the ghosts of the past that it has to deal with.\u201d -German World\u201cWell illustrated and copiously footnoted, this is a cutting-edge study of the power of identity-construction/analysis. Highly recommended.\u201d -CHOICE
Karen E. Till is senior lecturer of geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, and codirector of the Space and Place Research Collective at the Institute of Global Studies, University of Minnesota.
Contents Acknowledgments A Fence, June 1999 1. Hauntings, Memory, Place INFOBOX, July 1997 2. The New Berlin: From Kiez to Kosmos A Flyer 3. The Gestapo Terrain: Landscape, Digging, Open Wounds Fieldnotes: The Topography of Terror, 1994 and 2002 4. Berlin's Ort der Tater: A Historic Site of Perpetrators A Neighborhood 5. Aestheticizing the Rupture: Berlin's Holocaust Memorial A Newspaper Article 6. Memory in the New Berlin Notes Index