The War in Their Minds: German Soldiers and Their Violent Pasts in West Germany

The War in Their Minds: German Soldiers and Their Violent Pasts in West Germany

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ISBN-13: 9780472118977
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 01/09/2017
Series: Social History, Popular Culture, And Politics In Germany Series
Pages: 436
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author


Svenja Goltermann is Professor of Modern History at the University of Zurich.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

Part I Remembering the War: Private Fragments of Memory, 1945-1949

1 Linguistic Realms of War 27

2 Troubled Homecoming 60

3 Social Rubble 81

Part II The Production of Psychiatric Knowledge: Professional Transformations, 1945-1970

4 "Prevailing Doctrine" 107

5 Contentious Practices 142

6 The Moral Challenge, 1956-1970 181

Part III Mental Suffering and Its Changing Acknowledgment in West German Media: Public Negotiations, 1945-1970

7 Repatriated Wehrmacht Veterans in the Public Eye 231

8 The Reappearance of the Persecuted and the Rules Governing What Could Be Said in Public Memory Culture 259

Conclusion 282

Notes 301

Bibliography 391

Index 423

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