4 Written questions
4 Multiple choice questions
- Germany Occupied by West and Soviet Allies; East =Soviet Communist West = West (Britain and France) - democratic/capitalistic
- 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.
- 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.
- knowledge of concentration camps and dropping of bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
3 True/False questions
Collective Memory → the group of stories that a group of people tell themselves about the past
3 Ways Japan Confronted Memory of WWII → Extreme Nationalism, Japan is like other nations, Japan was purified by punishment.
Japan Memory WWII - Extreme Nationalism → 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