Table of Contents

Introduction : the return of wartime suffering in contemporary German memory culture, literature, and film / Helmut Schmitz.
Germans in the Lager : reports and narratives about imprisonment in post-war Allied internment camps / Gregor Streim.
"Die, von denen man erzählt hat, dass sie die kleinen Kinder schlachten" : deutsche Leiderfahrung und Bilder von Juden in der deutschen Kultur nach 1945 : zu einigen Texten Wolfgang Weyrauchs / Hans-Joachim Hahn.
The representation of Wehrmacht soldiers as victims in post-war German film : Hunde, wollt ihr ewig leben? and Der Arzt von Stalingrad / Helen Wolfenden.
The German myth of a victim nation : (re- )presenting Germans as victims in the new debate on their flight and explusion from Eastern Europe / Samuel Salzborn.
Implicit equations in constructions of German suffering / Bill Niven.
Dresden and Hamburg : official memory and commemoration of the victims of Allied air raids in the two Germanies / Gilad Margalit.
Regarding and imagining : contrived immediacy of the Allied bombing campaign in photography, novel, and historiography / Heinz-Peter Preusser.
Lost in translations? : the discourse of "german suffering" and W.G. Sebald's Luftkrieg und Literatur / Annette Seidel Arpaci.
Wahrheit und Erinnerung : die Spuren des Jahres 1945 in Texten von Christa Wolf / Odile Jansen.
Historicism, sentimentality, and the problem of empathy : Uwe Timm's Am Beispiel meines Bruders in the context of recent representations of German suffering / Helmut Schmitz.
Literary representations in contemporary German fiction of the expulsions of Germans from the east in 1945 / Stuart Taberner.
Der Untergang (2004) : victims, perpetrators, and the continuing fascination of fascism / Paul Cooke.