The Politics of Memory and Populism in Germany and France

This project combines contemporary images of Berlin and Paris with historical renderings of locations during the heyday of the Nazi and Vichy regimes, as a way of revealing and interrogating the repression of the sites and acts of fascism through populism in postwar Europe. These images afford the opportunity to ask an entirely new set of questions about the relationship between cities, their past and present “lives,” and the role of historical knowledge in mediating the tensions between those lives.