Never Again: Germans and Genocide After the Holocaust
When it comes to German efforts to confront the Nazi past, conventional approaches tend to focus on solemn statements and well-meant monuments. Andrew I. Port looks instead at the very concrete ways in which postwar Germans embraced the lessons of the Third Reich and the Holocaust—above all in response to other genocides that took place elsewhere after 1945. This innovative approach makes the lessons, limits, and liabilities of politics driven by memories of a troubled history harrowingly clear.
Andrew I. Port is a professor of history at Wayne State University and former editor-in-chief of the flagship journal Central European History. He earned his BA at Yale University and his PhD at Harvard University. Port is the author of Never Again: Germans and Genocide After the Holocaust (2023), Conflict and Stability in the German Democratic Republic (2007), and co-editor, with Mary Fulbrook, of Becoming East German: Socialist Structures and Sensibilities after Hitler (2013).
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Andrew I. Port
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