Derek K. Hastings will present the lecture "Municipal
Memory: Negotiating the Legacy of the Holocaust in Postwar
West Germany" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January
24, 2006 in the Oakland
Center Oakland Room). Professor Hastings is a specialist in modern
German history and is Assistant Professor of History at
Oakland University. He received his Ph.D. from the University
of Chicago, and is currently writing a book on the religious
identity of the Nazi Party in its earliest years.
The Holocaust cast a long and complicated shadow across
Europe after 1945, particularly in the divided land of the
former perpetrators. In his talk Municipal Memory: Negotiating
the Legacy of the Holocaust in Postwar West Germany,
Derek Hastings will examine the ways in which the memory
of the Holocaust was alternately effaced and emphasized in
West German cities after the Second World War, as West Germans
struggled to come to terms both with questions of collective
guilt and the challenges of rebuilding devastated cities.
Paying special attention to municipal architecture and trends
in postwar consumer culture, this talk will strive to demonstrate
how the simultaneous presence and absence of the tragic past
became central to the remarkable transformation of West Germany
from, literally, rubble to riches.
Articles and Books by Professor Hastings*:
Hastings, D. (2003). How "Catholic" Was
the Early Nazi Movement? Religion, Race, and Culture in
Munich, 1919-1924. Central European History 36(3):
Hastings, Derek K. (2004). "Between
Church and Culture: The Rise and Crisis of Progressive
Catholicism in Munich, 1900-1924." (Doctoral dissertation,
University of Chicago, 2004). Dissertation Abstracts International,
Articles related to this lecture*:
Bauer, Y. (1983). The
death-marches, January-May 1945. Modern Judaism
Biro, M. (2003). Representation
and Event: Anselm Kiefer, Joseph Beuys, and the Memory
of the Holocaust. Yale Journal
of Criticism 16(1): 113-146.
Fackenheim, E. L. (2001). Why
the Holocaust is unique: with commentary by David Patterson. Judaism
Heinegg, P. (1997). A
starred witness takes the stand. Cross Currents
Herf, J. (2003). The
Nazi extermination camps and the ally to the east: could
the Red Army and air force have stopped or slowed the final
solution? Kritika: Explorations in Russian and
Eurasian History 4(4): 913-930.
Herzog, D. (1998). "Pleasure, sex, and politics belong
post-Holocaust memory and the sexual revolution in West
Germany. Critical Inquiry 24:
Kauders, A. D. (2003). History
as Censure: "Repression" and "Philo-Semitism" in
Postwar Germany. History & Memory 15(1):
Kraft, H. (2000). Post-Shoah
Jewish culture in Germany and Austria: an introduction. The
German Quarterly 73(2): 145-150.
Panayi, P. (2003). Victims,
Perpetrators and Bystanders in a German Town: The Jews
of Osnabruck Before, During and After the Third Reich. European
History Quarterly 33(4): 451-492.
Schweitzer, F.M. (1997). New perspectives on the Holocaust? The Historian 59 (3):
Books related to this lecture:
Bark, D. L. (1989). A
history of West Germany. Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell.
Bartov, O. (2003). Germany’s
war and the Holocaust : disputed histories. Ithaca
: Cornell University Press.
Bergen, D. L. (2003). War & genocide
: a concise history of the Holocaust. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield.
with the past : Germany and Austria after 1945 (1990). Madison, Wis. : University of
divided past : rewriting post-war German history (2001). New York : Berg.
Germany, 1933-1945 : faith and annihilation. New York, NY : St.
Dwork, D. (2002). Holocaust
: a history.
New York : Norton.
Rhodes, R. (2002). Masters
of death : the SS-Einsatzgruppen and the invention of the
New York : A.A. Knopf.
Santner, E. L. (1990). Stranded
objects : mourning, memory, and film in postwar Germany.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press.
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