NEW BOOK: Childhood, Memory, and the Nation
Congratulations to Dr Alexandra Lloyd on the publication of her new book Childhood, Memory, and the Nation – Young Lives under Nazism in Contemporary German Culture, which sheds light on post-reunification Germany through an analysis of narratives about children growing up in the Third Reich.
Dr Lloyd says: ‘In the 1990s and 2000s public debates in Germany were dominated by those who had spent their early lives under Nazism. My book explores how these childhood stories have been told across different media and genres, and asks questions about the politics and ethics of memory and representability. In our present world, images and accounts of suffering, indoctrination, and political control, as well as the painful process of engaging with the past, provide a powerful means with which to shape and change the present and the future.’