UCSB Hist 133C, L
Germany remembers its Nazi past
by Prof. Marcuse, Jan. 7, 2004
How does the experience of Nazism and World War II affect life today?
- Administrative: roll call, textbook
- Discussion of the readings:
personal & political legacies of dictatorship
- Germany remembers Nazism:
- What was Nazism?
- About Friday's film: Q1
- Werner born 1944 (Duba born 1939)
- emigration to US in 51
- personal legacy
Comparing Iraq and Germany (see images in table below)
- Saddam and Hitler
Will the fighting continue?
Do "the" Iraqi people want the US?
(important point: there is no single "the" when talking about heterogeneous
- Bush's aid package and Marshall Plan
Will material aid establish democracy?
If not, why not?
- Who benefits from giving aid?
Recipients of the contracts?
Germany remembers Nazism
What was Nazism? What consequences follow from that image?
- glory, progress
- anger, regret
- hatred for occupiers
- genocide and crimes
- guilt, fear
- wariness of occupiers
- repression, fear
- welcome for occupiers
- arrogance, selfishness
- guilt, humility / self-righteousness
- shame / pride
- "Here is Germany" by US Army Signal Corps, late spring 1945
- To prepare GIs for occupation: "non-fraternization"
- Policy was soon abandoned, so film never used
- 50 minutes, Q1 at end (no need to take notes)
page by H. Marcuse, prepared for web 1/7/04
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