TITLE

Letter from Vienna: Selective Amnesia

AUTHOR(S)
Miller, Alice
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
American Scholar;Summer2013, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author describes architecture in Vienna, Austria, and how Austrians have dealt with the memory of Austrian association with Nazi Germany prior to, during, and after World War II. The article discusses the presence of German-built antiaircraft gun towers known as Flaktürme in Vienna, the 75th anniversary of the German annexation of Austria known as the Anschluss in 2013, and discussion within Austria on the country's relationship with Nazi Germany. The author discusses contemporary political tension in Vienna, particularly concerning the European Union, collective memory in Austria, and Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud's concept of the city of the mind.
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88087920

 

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