Sophie Scholl Biopics: Wandel im öffentlichen Gedächtnis einer weiblichen Ikone des Widerstandes

Translated title of the contribution: Sophie Scholl Biopics: The Changing Cultural Memory of a Female Icon of Resistance

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Abstract

This article explores the enduring fascination of Sophie Scholl, Germany's most iconic female resistance fighter. It compares Marc Rothemund's 'post-memory film' Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage (2005) with two earlier biopics, Die weiße Rose (1982) and Fünf letzte Tage (1982) and examines the growing significance of 'the good German woman' in the context of discourses on German suffering and victimhood.
Translated title of the contributionSophie Scholl Biopics: The Changing Cultural Memory of a Female Icon of Resistance
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationIkonen, Helden, Aussenseiter:
Subtitle of host publicationFilm und Biographie
EditorsManfred Mittermayer, Patric Blaser, Deborah Holmes
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherPaul Zsolnay Verlag
Pages105-121
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-3-552-05453-0
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Biopics; film, history and cultural memory; Sophie Scholl; post-memory films; contemporary German cinema

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