4 Written Questions
4 Multiple Choice Questions
- knowledge of concentration camps and dropping of bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
- Germany Occupied by West and Soviet Allies; East =Soviet Communist West = West (Britain and France) - democratic/capitalistic
- Alot of them refuse to face Japan's past much like Germany
- Defeated in 1940; Philoipe Petain becomes leader of the government and collaborates with the Germans. Charles De Gaule - refused to accept the defeat and established a government in exile. He was a representative of French resistance and did not want France occupied. Felt the French would be crippled after the war if they thought of themselves as people who didn't resist. This is an example of classic model of collective memory. If French thought of themselves as people who didn't resist they would be weak.
3 True/False Questions
Japan Memory WWII - Purified by Punishment → Yes, Japan committed atrocities of various sorts during WWII, but Japan was punished in a way that doesn't happen anywhere else with the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings
Japan Memory WWII - Japan is like other nations → "We did commit atrocities, we did impose our national will, we were colonialists/ imperialists just like Britain and other nations were and just like them we stopped. We are no better or worse or different from any other major nations. We know it was wrong and its done.
Classic Model of Collective Memory → the group of stories that a group of people tell themselves about the past