Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Materielle Spuren des nationalsozialistischen Terrors: zu einer Archäologie der Zeitgeschichte

By Reinhard Bernbeck (NHC Fellow, 2015–16)

Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript, 2017

From the publisher’s description:

Only a few contemporary witnesses can provide information about the conditions in the camps of the National Socialist tyranny. The archive material is often unproductive, especially in the case of smaller facilities such as sub-concentration camps and forced labor camps. But their traces can be found everywhere in Central Europe. What do these material remnants tell?

Archeology is a largely untapped tool to investigate this question. Using the example of excavations found on the Tempelhof airfield in Berlin, Reinhard Bernbeck shows in detail what such an "archeology of modernity" can achieve, where its limits lie and how it fits into a controversial "culture of remembrance".

Subjects
Anthropology / Archaeology / History / Concentration Camps / Labor Camps / Material Culture / Nazism / The Holocaust /

Bernbeck, Reinhard (NHC Fellow, 2015–16). Materielle Spuren des nationalsozialistischen Terrors: zu einer Archäologie der Zeitgeschichte. Histoire. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript, 2017.