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The Unmasterable Past: History, Holocaust, and German National Identity, with a New Preface Charles S. Maier

The Unmasterable Past: History, Holocaust, and German National Identity, with a New Preface

Charles S. Maier

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ISBN : 9780674929777
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227 pages
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Charles Maier writes that the historians controversy gave Germany a chance to air the issues immediately before unification and, in effect, the controversy substituted for the constitutional debate that a united Germany never got around to holding.MoreCharles Maier writes that the historians controversy gave Germany a chance to air the issues immediately before unification and, in effect, the controversy substituted for the constitutional debate that a united Germany never got around to holding. The premises of national community, whether formulated in terms of legal culture, inherited collective responsibilities, or patriotic habits of the heart, had already been subjects for vigorous discussion.