Narrating German history

Konrad Jarausch draws on six dozen memoirs of Germans born in the 1920s to illuminate life in the 20th century

July 5, 2018 19:41
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YOUNG ADULTS sit on a fence in Berlin in 1986

YOUNG ADULTS sit on a fence in Berlin in 1986. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)


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A survivor of Theresienstadt and Auschwitz, Ruth Klüger emigrated to the United States in 1947. Unable, and to some extent unwilling to escape her cultural heritage, she became a professor of German literature.

Klüger’s life story, as Konrad Jarausch, a professor of European Civilization at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, points out, “helps put ordinary people back into the well-known narrative of major events.”


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