BOOKS RECEIVED: Jessica Rapson, “Topographies of Suffering: Buchenwald, Babi Yar, Lidice” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Commentary on memorials to the Holocaust has been plagued with a sense of “monument fatigue”, a feeling that landscape settings and national spaces provide little opportunity for meaningful engagement between present visitors and past… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Tomas Sniegon, “Vanished History: The Holocaust in Czech and Slovak Historical Culture” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Bohemia and Moravia, today part of the Czech Republic, was the first territory with a majority of non-German speakers occupied by Hitler’s Third Reich on the eve of the World War II. Tens of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jon Berndt Olsen, “Tailoring Truth: Politicizing the Past and Negotiating Memory in East Germany, 1945-1990” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley By looking at state-sponsored memory projects, such as memorials, commemorations, and historical museums, this book reveals that the East German communist regime obsessively monitored and attempted to control public representations of the past to… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Philipp Ther, “The Dark Side of Nation-States: Ethnic Cleansing in Modern Europe” (Berghahn, 2016)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Why was there such a far-reaching consensus concerning the utopian goal of national homogeneity in the first half of the twentieth century? Ethnic cleansing is analyzed here as a result of the formation of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Leslie Topp, “Freedom and the Cage: Modern Architecture and Psychiatry in Central Europe, 1890-1914″ (Penn State UP, 2017) ” (Penn State UP
Spurred by ideals of individual liberty that took hold in the Western world in the late nineteenth century, psychiatrists and public officials sought to reinvent asylums as large-scale, totally designed institutions that offered a level of freedom and normality impossible… Read More
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