After the Berlin Wall : memory and the making of the new Germany, 1989 to the present /
The history and meaning of the Berlin Wall remain controversial, even three decades after its fall. Drawing on an extensive range of archival sources and interviews, this book profiles key memory activists who have fought to commemorate the history of the Berlin Wall and examines their role in the c...
Cambridge University Press,
- Introduction: The Berlin Wall and German historical memory
- Divergent approaches to the fall of the Wall
- The fight over memory at Bernauer Strasse
- Creating a Berlin Wall memorial ensemble at Bernauer Strasse
- Remembering the Wall at Checkpoint Charlie
- The Berlin senate's master plan for remembering the Wall
- The federal government and the Berlin Wall
- Victims and perpetrators
- Conflicting narratives about the Wall
- Heroes to celebrate and a new founding myth
- Conclusion: Memory as warning.