Using archival research including city records, maps , newspapers, photographs and television coverage Matthias Neutzner analyses the emergence of Dresden as an international site of memory after its wartime destruction and the creation of the city's memorial landscape amid intense political manipulation from 1945 until the present day. No where else in Germany has a city had such a difficult and continuous culture of remembrance. Mass rallies were arranged during the GDR era and recently thousands of Neo-Nazis , far left and civic counter groups have demonstrated in Dresden on the 13th February bombing anniversary.

The CRIC Research Project is funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme.

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