By Anna Saunders
Since unification, japanese Germany has witnessed a quickly altering memorial panorama, because the destiny of former socialist monuments has been hotly debated and new commemorative tasks have met with fierce controversy. Memorializing the GDR presents the 1st in-depth learn of this contested area of public reminiscence, investigating the members and teams dedicated to the construction or destruction of memorials in addition to their broader aesthetic, political, and ancient contexts. Emphasizing the interrelationship of outfitted surroundings, reminiscence and identification, it brings to mild the conflicting thoughts of contemporary German heritage, in addition to the nuances of nationwide and neighborhood structures of identity.
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Memorializing the GDR: Monuments and Memory after 1989 by Anna Saunders