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Author Macdonald, Sharon.

Title Difficult heritage : negotiating the Nazi past in Nuremberg and beyond / Sharon Macdonald
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2008


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 MELB  943.324086 Mac/Dhn  DUE 30-08-19
Description viii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Building heritage: 'Words in stone? -- 3. Demolition, cleansing and moving on -- 4. Preservation, profanation and image-management -- 5. Accompanied witnessing: education, art and alibis -- 6. Cosmopolitan memory in the City of Human Rights -- 7. Negotiating on the ground(s): guiding tours of Nazi heritage -- 8. Visiting difficult heritage -- 9. Unsettling difficult heritage
Summary "Difficult Heritage focuses on the case of Nuremberg - a city whose name is indelibly linked with Nazism - to explore these questions and their implications. Using an original in-depth research, using archival, interview and ethnographic sources, it provides not only fascinating new material and perspectives, but also more general original theorizing of the relationship between heritage, identity and material culture."
"The book looks at how Nuremberg has dealt with its Nazi past post-1945. It focuses especially, but not exclusively, on the city's architectural heritage, in particular, the former Nazi party rally grounds, on which the Nuremburg rallies were staged. The book draws on original sources, such as city council debates and interviews, to chart a lively picture of debate, action and inaction in relation to this site and significant others, in Nuremberg and elsewhere. In doing so, Difficult Heritage seeks to highlight changes over time in the ways in which the Nazi past has been dealt with in Germany, and the underlying cultural assumptions, motivations and sources of friction involved."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Postwar reconstruction -- Germany -- Nuremberg.
National socialism -- Psychological aspects.
Collective memory -- Germany -- Nuremberg.
Cultural property -- Germany -- Nuremberg.
Nuremberg (Germany) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Nuremberg (Germany) -- History -- 20th century.
LC no. 2008018739
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