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Bodies and ruins : imagining the bombing of Germany, 1945 to the present, David F. Crew

Label
Bodies and ruins : imagining the bombing of Germany, 1945 to the present
Title
Bodies and ruins
Title remainder
imagining the bombing of Germany, 1945 to the present
Statement of responsibility
David F. Crew
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bodies and Ruins" explores changing German memories of World War II as it analyzes the construction of narratives in the postwar period including the depiction of the bombing of individual German cities. The book offers a corrective notion rising in the late 1990s notion that discussions of the Allied bombing were long overdue, because Germans who had endured the bombings had largely been condemned to silence after 1945. David Crew shows that far from being marginalized in postwar historical consciousness, the bombing war was in fact a central strand of German memory and identity. Local narratives of the bombing war, including photographic books, had already established themselves as important "vectors of memory" in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The bombing war had allowed Germans to see themselves as victims at a time when the Allied liberation of the concentration camps and the Nuremberg trials presented Germans to the world as perpetrators or at least as accomplices. The bombing war continued to serve this function even as Germans became more and more willing directly to confront the genocide of European Jews-which by the 1960s was beginning to be referred to as the Holocaust. Despite its obvious importance, historians have paid very little attention to the visual representation of the bombing war. This book follows the search for what were considered to be the "right" stories and the "right" pictures of the bombing war in local publications and picture books from 1945 to the present
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crew, David F.
Dewey number
940.54/213
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.D6
LC item number
C74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • Destruction and pillage
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Military campaigns
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Germany
Label
Bodies and ruins : imagining the bombing of Germany, 1945 to the present, David F. Crew
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780472130139
Lccn
2016043290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965761010
  • (OCoLC)ocn965761010
Label
Bodies and ruins : imagining the bombing of Germany, 1945 to the present, David F. Crew
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780472130139
Lccn
2016043290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965761010
  • (OCoLC)ocn965761010

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