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Ideenkrieg: Sinnstiftung des Sinnlosen?

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Publication date20/01/2014
Host publicationThe First World War: a cultural studies handbook
EditorsNiels Werber, Stefan Kaufmann, Lars Koch
Place of PublicationStuttgart
PublisherMetzler Verlag
ISBN (Print)9783476024459
Original languageGerman


The chapter discusses the contested memory of the First World War. It shows:
- that there was a surprising continuity with prewar ideologies. Political ideologies radicalised and became more intolerant, but the content largely stayed the same.
- why the nationalistic and militaristic memory of the war found much more support than a pacifist one.