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Enemies To Allies: Cold War Germany and American Memory

Brian C. Etheridge


This book explores narratives of Germany in the United States, with a particular focus on the post–World War II period. It examines how a wide range of actors—including special interest groups and U.S. and West German policymakers—sought to deploy representations of Germany to influence public opinion and achieve their domestic and foreign policy objectives. The book analyzes cultural artifacts such as popular books, films, and television shows to reveal how narratives about the Third Reich and Cold War Germany were manufactured, contested, and co-opted as rival viewpoints competed for legitim ... More

Keywords: Germany, United States, foreign relations, public diplomacy, culture, American Jews, German Americans, Berlin, Third Reich, memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813166407
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813166407.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian C. Etheridge, author
Georgia Gwinnett College