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Title Bitburg in moral and political perspective / edited by Geoffrey H. Hartman
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1986]
©1986

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 W'PONDS  940.531503924 Har/Bim  DUE 11-10-19
Description xvi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction : 1985 / Geoffrey H. Hartman -- I. Essays : Bitburg as symbol / Raul Hilberg -- Some German struggles with memory / Saul Friedländer -- Defusing the past : a politio-cultural tract / Jürgen Habermas -- The reactions in France : the sounds of silence / Henry Rousso -- Bitburg : the American scene / William Bole -- The Christian world goes to Bitburg / A. Roy Eckardt -- Another revisionism : popular culture and the changing image of the Holocaust / Alvin H. Rosenfeld -- Memory and monument / James E. Young -- What does coming to terms with the past mean? / Theodore W. Adorno -- The memory of offense / Primo Levi -- II. Sunday, 5 May 1985: the events at Bitburg and Bergen-Belsen : The two ceremonies at Bergen-Belsen / John Tagliabue -- The peace of the dead / Avraham Weiss -- Reagan joins Kohl in brief memorial at Bitburg graves / Bernard Weinraub -- For Bitburg, day of anger ends quietly / James M. Markham -- III. Photographs and cartoons -- IV. Press commentaries : Editorials : About cemeteries / Wall Street Journal -- Conceal not the blood / New York Times -- The commemorations / Washington Post -- Reconciliation : "Forgiveness to the injured doth belong" / Lance Morrow -- The rush to reconcile / Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. -- V-E Day : East and West / William McGurn -- "Walking in our sleep" : Bitburg and the post-1939 generation / Mark Krupnick -- The old songs filled with anger / Max Kohnstamm -- Chancellor Kohl : Honouring evil / Meir Merhav -- Germany after Bitburg / Timothy Garton Ash -- The East Bloc : The anxious Germans / Flora Lewis -- The liberator is still there ... / Claire Tréan -- History, Washington style / Yevg Brovkun -- Reagan and history : 'I am a Jew ... ' / William Safire -- The one-track mind / Anthony Lewis -- Germany and history : Facing the dark side of nationalism / Charles William Maynes -- Germans decry Bitburg Furor / Tyler Marshall -- The Holocaust : 'Storycide' and the meaning of history / Martin E. Marty -- Samuel Pisar : of Bitburg and liberation / William McGurn -- Anti-Semitism : 'New' SS wreaths, old anti-Semitism / Marvin Kalb -- Epilogue : Alas, poor Ronald, I knew him well / Miles Kington -- V. Essential documents : Remarks of President Reagan to regional editors -- Remakrs of Elie Wiesel at White House ceremony for Jewish Heritage Week -- Address by Chancellor Helmut Kohl during the ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps -- Interview of President Reagan by representatives of foreign radio and television -- Address by Chancellor Helmut Kohl to President Reagan during visit to Bergen-Belsen -- Remarks of President Reagan at Bergen-Belsen -- Address by Chancellor Helmut Kohl to German and American soldiers at Bitburg -- Remarks of President Reagan at Bitburg Air Base -- Speech by Richard von Weizsäcker in the Bundestag during the ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of the end of the war -- Appendix : Definition of the SS as a "criminal organization" by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg
Summary Examines the moral and political controversy surrounding President Reagan's intention to visit a cemetery in Bitburg, Germany, in 1985 during a visit commemorating the fortieth anniversary of the end of World War II and the opening of the concentration camps. The discovery that the cemetery also contained a small group of graves of SS officers prompted protests by Jews and American veterans
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: pages [281]-282
Subject Reagan, Ronald -- Travel -- Germany (West)
Reagan, Ronald -- Travel -- Germany.
Reagan, Ronald, 1911- -- Travel -- Germany (West)
Reagan, Ronald, 1911-2004 -- Travel -- Germany (West)
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Anniversaries, etc.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Public opinion.
Visits of state -- Germany (West)
Visits of state -- Germany.
Bitburg (Germany)
Author Hartman, Geoffrey H.
LC no. 85045960
ISBN 025320383X (paperback)
0253344301