Nothing Funny About Germany, Review of Jane Kramer's The Politics of Memory: Looking for Germany in the New Germany

Review of Jane Kramer's The Politics of Memory: Looking for Germany in the New Germany (New York: Random House, 1994).

Issue: Spring 1997

Review of Jane Kramer's The Politics of Memory: Looking for Germany in the New Germany (New York: Random House, 1994).

Several years ago, my husband and I were unexpectedly offered the chance to spend a weekend in a famous and rather isolated hotel on the island of Madeira. Within a few hours of our arrival, we realized that the only other inhabitants of the famous hotel below retirement age were a German couple from Hamburg. Thrown together by chance, we dined four nights running with two people whom we would otherwise never have met.

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