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The Resource Returning memories : former prisoners of war in divided and reunited Germany, Christiane Wienand

Returning memories : former prisoners of war in divided and reunited Germany, Christiane Wienand

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Returning memories : former prisoners of war in divided and reunited Germany
Title
Returning memories
Title remainder
former prisoners of war in divided and reunited Germany
Statement of responsibility
Christiane Wienand
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Millions of former German soldiers (known as Heimkehrer, literally "homecomers," or returnees) returned from captivity as prisoners of war at the end of the Second World War, an experience that had profound effects on German society and touched almost every German family. Based on extensive archival research and oral history interviews, this book provides the first comprehensive analysis ofthe history of the German returnees, explored as a history of memory, both during Germany's division and after unification. At its core lies the question of how the experiences of war captivity were transformed into individual and collective memories. The book argues that memory of the experience of captivity and return is complex and multilayered and has been shaped by postwar political and social frameworks. Christiane Wienand is a Research Fellow on the AHRC-funded research project "Reverberations of War: Communities of Experience and Identification in Germany and Europe since 1945." She holds a PhD in History from University College London
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UkCbUP
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Wienand, Christiane
Dewey number
362.86
Index
index present
LC call number
DD257.2
LC item number
.W534 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
German history in context
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  • Ex-prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Collective memory
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
Returning memories : former prisoners of war in divided and reunited Germany, Christiane Wienand
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Jun 2021)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: writing the history of returnees -- Depicting returnees: contested media representations in East and West Germany -- Negotiating victim status: the presence of the past in compensation debates -- Giving meaning to the past: narratives of transformation and conversion -- Interacting with the past: memory projects of returnees -- Epilogue: transmitting memories: shaping postwar presents
Control code
CR9781782045304
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 346 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782045304
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Returning memories : former prisoners of war in divided and reunited Germany, Christiane Wienand
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Jun 2021)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: writing the history of returnees -- Depicting returnees: contested media representations in East and West Germany -- Negotiating victim status: the presence of the past in compensation debates -- Giving meaning to the past: narratives of transformation and conversion -- Interacting with the past: memory projects of returnees -- Epilogue: transmitting memories: shaping postwar presents
Control code
CR9781782045304
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 346 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782045304
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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