Postkoloniale Selbstbilder in der postnationalsozialistischen Gesellschaft


  • Astrid Messerschmidt



This article suggests a double perspective on postcolonial and post-NS images of the self and the other. Racism as well as anti-Semitism will be analyzed with regard to their connection to colonialism and National Socialism respectively. The historical analysis points out the differences between these two forms of discrimination and looks more closely at their present-day manifestations by reflecting the practices of othering. Asking for a concept of postcolonial memory after the Holocaust, presumptions for a critical approach in education related to a history of crimes are developed. How can the commemoration of colonialism and National Socialism consider their discontinuities and crossovers without neglecting the specificities of each complex in regard to power and persecution?