The German Trauma
Experiences and Reflections on Germany, 1938-2000Book - 2000
IN 1945, Germany underwent a radical political transformation, moving certainty and irreversibility from dictatorship to freedom under a model federal constitution. But despite this remarkable public success, and the economic revival that accompanied it, the experience of war remains current in the imagination of Germans. Indeed, so total was their defeat, so complete was their culpability, that Germany's obvious dynamism has coexisted with the always open wound of their history. The fact that this wound exists and has been felt so deeply for more than half a century, has altered what has usually been thought of as the German character.
Publisher: London : Penguin Group, c2000.
Branch Call Number: 943. 086 SER
Characteristics: xxi, 377 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports.