Notes+10.21.2010 - History 158C 10.21.2010 New Europe:...

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History 158C 10.21.2010 New Europe: Europe Reborn I. WWII 1945 devastation o Potsdam Conference o Berlin city of dead Jan 1945 Soviets liberate Auschwitz o Primo Levi doesn t make it back to N. Italy until Oct o Hunger Holocaust o Mass movement of Jews 11000 pushed from homes Refugees significant force in German politics Key Points o War makes people take stock & rethink new Europe o Memory of War Pact of Silence questions pushed away Myth-making invention of legends Examples o France restore unity Myth a France that resisted everyone did something Vichy Syndrome o Germany East &West 1949 Communist & Republic Myth E. Germans legitimize themselves by claiming continuity with pre-war Germany W. Germany must distance itself from what happened Agreed that war caused by Hitler The other Germany Want to be good Europeans new Europe Schumann Plan
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Notes+10.21.2010 - History 158C 10.21.2010 New Europe:...

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