German Tourists in Europe and Reminders of a Disturbing Past - Julia Wagner (University College London, UK) 13. Focusing on emotional and artistic responses to the extreme violence of the 1940s, the case studies that make up this superb volume take a novel approach to the idea of "collective memory," showing how the reverberations of traumatic past events not only affect the present but are also shaped by the present. Schattenspiel Ashamed About the Past: The Case of Nazi Collaborators and their Families in Postwar Dutch Society Ismee Tames - ( Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, The Netherlands) 5.The volume also considers conflicting, unexpected and often dissonant interpretations and representations of these events, made by those who were the witnesses, victims and perpetrators at the time and also by different communities in the generations that followed.
From our presence, the past will not go away, it will not die with those who lived through it, and even when it seems vanished it is waiting for us to be rediscovered and reproduced as painful, confusing or abused, but always disturbing. How to Cope with It? Year of the Locust A Comparison of Recent Approaches to the Past among Bukovina Jews and Bukovina Germans - Gaelle Fisher (University College London, UK) 15.Disturbing Pasts and Better Futures?