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The Unmasterable Past

History, Holocaust, and German National Identity, With a new preface

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PAPERBACK

$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674929777

Publication Date: 03/30/1998

Short

256 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

World

  • Preface, 1997
  • Preface to the Original Edition
  • Introduction
  • The Stakes of the Controversy
  • Habermas among the Historians
  • A Holocaust like the Others? Problems of Comparative History
  • German History as Case History
  • A Usable Past? Museums, Memory, and Identity
  • Epilogue: Whose Holocaust? Whose History?
  • Notes
  • Index

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