Charles S. Maier

Charles S. Maier ist Direktor des Center for European Studies, Harvard University.

 

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Hot Memory … Cold Memory. On the Political Half-Life of Fascist and Communist Memory.

In his reflections on twentieth-century history, Memoirs of a Ravaged Century, Robert Conquest admits that for all his scathing condemnation of Soviet atrocities, "I feel" the Holocaust was "worse" than Stalinist crimes.[1] The comparative intensity of feelings makes a difficult subject for historical explanation, but these feelings are important - they happen to be my feelings too, and those of many in Europe, the Americas, and elsewhere who reflect on history.
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