Tag Archives: Memory

How much do the British know about the Great War?

When abroad, I frequently meet non-Americans who are appalled by the latest report of American historical illiteracy. Sad, I mumble, so sad. I am not surprised, for instance, when I meet supposedly intelligent who can’t place the decade of WW1 … Continue reading

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“Cheering into Hell”

Yesterday, the German broadcaster ZDF showed a 43 minute film “Mit Jubel in die Hölle.” It follows the lives of three young men, one the son of the famous artist Käthe Kollwitz. Absolutely fascinating work. (For my students: watch it … Continue reading

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