The United States and Germany in the Era of the Cold War, by Detlef Junker, Philipp Gassert, Wilfried Mausbach, David B.

By Detlef Junker, Philipp Gassert, Wilfried Mausbach, David B. Morris

This multi-author paintings studies all facets of German-American kinfolk following Germany's defeat in global warfare II in the course of the fall of the Berlin Wall and Germany's reunification. in addition to chapters on political and armed forces kin, its vast view of German-American family offers broad assurance of the commercial, cultural, and social contacts among the U.S. and the 2 German states that ended in the dramatic occasions of 1989-90.

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1997); Aleida Assmann and Ute Frevert, Geschichtsvergessenheit, Geschichtsversessenheit: Vom Umgang mit deutschen Vergangenheiten nach 1945 (Stuttgart, 1999). 48 George P. Shultz, Turmoil and Triumph: My Years as Secretary of State (New York, 1993), 550. Shultz’s sharp criticism of Kohl stands in contrast to the position taken by Reagan, who continued to defend his decision to visit the German military cemetery. See Ronald Reagan, An American Life (New York, 1990), 376–84. See also David B. Morris, “Bitburg Revisited: Germany’s Search for Politics, Security, Economics, Culture, and Society Relations between the two nations up to the point of reunification and beyond were generally characterized by careful efforts on both sides to ensure that German-American relations were not adversely affected by the increasing attention accorded the Holocaust inside and outside academia beginning in the 1960s, or by its growing importance in both German and American consciousness.

Commenting on the incident, Secretary of State George P. S. ”48 47 Thomas A. Schwartz, “John McCloy and the Landsberg Cases,” in Jeffry M. , 1997); Aleida Assmann and Ute Frevert, Geschichtsvergessenheit, Geschichtsversessenheit: Vom Umgang mit deutschen Vergangenheiten nach 1945 (Stuttgart, 1999). 48 George P. Shultz, Turmoil and Triumph: My Years as Secretary of State (New York, 1993), 550. Shultz’s sharp criticism of Kohl stands in contrast to the position taken by Reagan, who continued to defend his decision to visit the German military cemetery.

Held together by anti-Semitism as its overall ideological framework, Nazi propaganda characterized “Americanism” as a scourge of humanity equal to or even greater than Bolshevism, not least because the United States was becoming the most serious threat to the German domination of Europe as the war went on. Images of America generated by the Nazis built on traditional stereotypes, 16 Ernst Fraenkel, “Das deutsche Wilson-Bild,” Jahrbuch f¨ur Amerikastudien 5 (1960): 66–120; Torsten Oppelland, Reichstag und Aussenpolitik im Ersten Weltkrieg: Die deutschen Parteien und die Politik der USA 1914–18 (D¨usseldorf, 1995).

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