The war in their minds : German soldiers and their violent pasts in West Germany / Svenja Goltermann ; translated by Philip Schmitz.
This book examines German soldiers' experience of violence during the war, and repercussions of this experience after their return home. Part I of the book explores the ways in which veterans' experiences of wartime violence reshaped everyday family life, involving family members in complex ways. Part II offers an extensive analysis of the psychiatric response to this new category of patient, and in particular the reluctance of psychiatrists to recognize the psychic afflictions of former POWs as constituting the grounds for long-term disability. Part III analyzes the cultural representations of veterans' psychic suffering, encompassing the daily press, popular films, novels, and theater.
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- Gesellschaft der Überlebenden. English
- Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany
Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany.
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- Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 
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