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Debunking the myth of the saubere Wehrmacht

Tymkiw, M (2007) 'Debunking the myth of the saubere Wehrmacht.' Word & Image, 23 (4). pp. 485-492. ISSN 0266-6286

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Abstract

This paper will draw on key notions from several of Roland Barthes's texts to examine how the Hamburger Institut f�r Sozialforschung (HIS) used word and photographic image to contest a widely held belief in post-Second World War Germany that Wehrmacht soldiers were not directly involved in committing Nazi war crimes. The first exhibition, ?Vernichtungskrieg: Verbrechen der Wehrmacht 1941 bis 1944?, ran from 1995 through to 1999 and was seen by roughly 860 000 visitors in 33 cities in Germany and Austria.The second show, ?Verbrechen der Wehrmacht: Dimensionen des Vernichtungskrieges?, was seen by approximately 420000 visitors in 13 cities in Germany, Austria and Luxemburg.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D731 World War II
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2017 13:44
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:07
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15000

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