Evolution of Memory: Volume I, Part 6. By Denise Elaine Heap.
Volume I traces the evolution of Wittenstein's alleged participation in White Rose resistance from his earliest days of speaking and writing about it in 1947/48, then in the 1980s, to its current state.
The author ably demonstrates how Wittenstein's "memory" has evolved as scholarship has improved. Things he didn't know, or "remembered" incorrectly in the late 80s and early 90s? Suddenly he gets them "right" - after researchers have written about those topics.
Uses actual words, documented for everyone to see and hear. Side by side comparisons make for convincing arguments! It becomes painfully clear that Wittenstein was not a member of the White Rose, and that his many essays and speeches whitewash a questionable past.
This volume contains:
- Wittenstein's place in White Rose history
- Oral history
- Dealing with conflicting information
- Contemporary relevance
- Wittenstein's documents
ISBN 978-1-7376925-9-1. Printed on acid-free paper. 58 pages.