This paper traces back the political instrumentalization of the cultural heritage of the city of Dresden, its different meanings and purposes since the destruction of large parts of the historical city of Dresden in allied bomb raids in February 1945. In a historical-critical discourse analysis it refers to the most significant scientific publications as it includes the relevant positions and arguments of the ongoing controversy on the cultural heritage of Dresden and appropriate ways to commemorate its destruction.
Bibliographical information: Strahl, Tobias: The Longing for History and Patterns of Exclusion: Heritage and Society in the City of Dresden. In: Kusek, Robert / Purchla, Jacek (eds.): Heritage and Society. Krakow, 2019, pp. 115-139.
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