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Joakim Glaser

the number of references to history at BFC Dynamo’s matches. These references are permeated with political, national and to some extent violent allusions. Among certain fan groups, violent and incongruous historical references to both Nazi Germany and the GDR have been common features. On one popular

The Aftermath of Colonial Rule and Warfare

Politics of Memory in Southwest Africa / Namibia and Germany Since 1919


Steffen Bruendel

overall Namibian significance. 61 After 1933 the German-Namibian Waterberg commemorations received a strong National Socialist coloring because Nazi ideology was well received among the German Southwesterners. The Hitler salute was even used in everyday life. The Third Reich as the embodiment of a German

Authenticity and Translation

Hans Rothe and the Shakespeare Controversy (1920–1935)


Gal Hertz

Protestant era set about building an empire that was to endure for centuries, so has the will to build anew prevailed in Germany after the destruction of the war years and the ‘aimlessness’ of the post war years. 62 Writing about the question of Shakespeare during the Nazi era, Werner Habicht understands

Heimat Transgressions, Transgressing Heimat

Black German Diasporic (Per)Formative Acts in the Decolonization of White German Heimat Landscapes


Vanessa D. Plumly

. 64-68. 5 See Clarence Lusane, Hitler’s Black Victims: The Historical Experiences of Afro-Germans, European Blacks, Africans, and African Americans in the Nazi Era , New York 2003, and Michelle Wright, Becoming Black: Creating Identity in the African Diaspora , Durham 2004, p. 187. 6 See Philip

Unified Germany?

A Generational Perspective


Pamela Heß

Introduction Examining the past of the GDR is a controversial topic. Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall and German Unification, two commissions of inquiry ( Enquete-Kommissionen ) were established by the German Federal Parliament. Further inquiries followed in 1994, 1999 and in 2008 with the

Introduction: Disasters of War

Perceptions and Representations from 1914 to the Present


Steffen Bruendel and Frank Estelmann

the Weimar Republic and of Nazi Germany. With his translation project, Rothe aimed at staging ‘the inauthentic authenticity’ of the ‘German’ Shakespeare and thus challenged the authority of the German Shakespeare Society which preferred traditional translations. After the dispute got harsher and the

Workers Revolt and Germany’s Unification

Günter Grass reads Die Plebejer proben den Aufstand in 1990


Richard E. Schade

watercolor image of a map of unified Germany is covered with shit-colored brown, that is, the Berliner Republik , despite unification, remains burdened by its horrific Nazi past. As previously mentioned, Mein Jahrhundert (1999), a cheeky, highly personal take on Germany’s twentieth century, his century

Mapping Divided Cities and their Separation Walls

Case Studies from Berlin and Jerusalem


Christine Leuenberger

instead replaced them with names of what the Nazi’s considered German heroes. After the end of WWII, the allies decreed the renaming of these same streets in line with their new political visions. In post-1989 Germany, a West German naming commission was to rename the Eastern part of the city to celebrate


Paul Michael Lützeler

, an endeavor that turned out to be much more difficult than anybody had imagined. Schneider’s book, furthermore, is filled with flash backs into German history, especially into the Nazi past and the fate of persecuted Berlin Jewish families. There is one scene in this novel where German punks, who

Melissa Sheedy

incites reader expectations, invoking visions of 19 th -century Romanticism as well as appropriations of folklore made popular during the Nazi period. Capitalizing on the complicated reception of fairytales in the GDR, 1 Hensel transforms tales to challenge hegemonic structures, including patriarchal and