Volume 5: Austrian Historical Memory and National Identity.

After World War II, Austrian elites constructed a new identity based on being a “victim” of Nazi Germany. Cold- war Austria, however, envisioned herself as a “neutral island of the blessed” between and separate from both super- power blocs. Now, with her membership in the European Union secured, Austria is reconstructing her painful historical memory and national identity.

Günter Bischof, Anton Pelinka, editors