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Rewriting history jost corrected

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Rewriting history jost corrected

  1. 1. Rewriting history Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.
  2. 2. Winston's job <ul><li>Ministry of truth </li></ul><ul><li>Making historical facts fit the party-line </li></ul><ul><li>Adjusting predictions </li></ul><ul><li>Deleting persons from history </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Damnatio memoriae </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Damnatio Memoriae <ul><li>Making persons to unpersons (1984) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Winston's job </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Damnatio Memoriae in Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Modern Damnatio Memoriae </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stalin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More subtle today? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Historical revisionism <ul><li>Distortion of historical facts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mostly for a special reason </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>rhetoric </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Often denial of historical crimes </li></ul><ul><li>Some examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Holocaust denial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DDR Schoolbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hitler after attacking Poland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stab-in-the-back legend (Dolchstoßlegende) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Lying Pictures
  6. 7. Question <ul><li>What do you think? Is there historical revisionism and Damnatio Memoriae in our society? </li></ul><ul><li>If yes, how is this possible? </li></ul>

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