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Commemoration and Cult of the Fallen in Germany post-1918

Rossol, N (2014) Commemoration and Cult of the Fallen in Germany post-1918. 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. by Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson, issued by Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin 2014-10-08.

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Abstract

The First World War was commemorated in numerous ways in post-1918 Germany. Local and national monuments and activities of veterans? organizations? were some of the most visible forms of commemoration, although not the only ones. These commemorations rarely created unified mourning. Statements about the present and the future of Germany were linked to how the country commemorated its war dead. In contrast to what is often assumed, veterans? associations supporting the German Republic were as present in these debates as their anti-democratic counterparts. War commemorations in Weimar Germany did not create unifying national sites of mourning but commemorative practices were also not confined to national conservative or anti-republican sentiments.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
D History General and Old World > DD Germany
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > History, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2015 14:04
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/14506

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