← Exam 1 - WWII Test
4 Written Questions
4 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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
- knowledge of concentration camps and dropping of bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
- Young Germans believed people let it happened and that they should have risen up against the Nazis and Hitler.
- Japan sinned and was punished as a form of purification consequently, it has a responsibility to look for injustices around the world and point them out
3 True/False Questions
End of WWII - 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.
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 → To remember yourselves as something that valorized who you were was important. Its not what historians say about the French, but what the French say about themselves. The story that the french told about themselves as resisters is now apart of their national identity.