Auteur: Bartov, Omer & Atina Grossmann and Mary Nolan (eds.)
Titel: Crimes of War
Sub titel: Guilt and Denial in the Twentieth Century
How do societies remember, or forget, the wartime atrocities their soldiers and citizens may have committed? In this volume, leading historians explore this difficult, troubling question, offering comparative insight. The book includes original essays on the United States in Vietnam and Korea, the Germans during World War II, and the Japanese in China. Citing recent admissions of the killing of unarmed Koreans by American troops at No Gun Ri, newly unearthed evidence of atrocities committed by German soldiers (who were not affiliated with the Nazi SS) on the Russian front, and a new spate of information on Japanese barbarity in China during World War II, the essays sketch a distinctive, repeated pattern from country to country, which typically includes a half-century of denial before a given society is prepared to confront these kinds of grizzly truths about the behaviour of its citizens and soldiers.
2003, 344 pag., Euro 20,5
The New Press, New York, ISBN 1565848144
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