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dc.creator Becker, Carol
dc.date 2010-03-04T13:49:11Z
dc.date 2010-03-04T13:49:11Z
dc.date 2010-03-04T13:49:11Z
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-22T08:07:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-22T08:07:18Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-22
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10539/7626
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/7626
dc.description Paper presented at the Wits History Workshop: The TRC; Commissioning the Past, 11-14 June, 1999 Version appears in her Surpassing the spectacle, 2002.
dc.description The war against the United States in Vietnam has moved from being a nightmare to a memory for the Vietnamese. In the U.S. there is still a division between those who thought the war justified and those who were against it. War memorials in both countries reflect these facts. Many veterans of the war were greatly damaged by it physically and mentally. Many go to Vietnam to help with its rebuilding. The government of the United States has not dealt adequately with it. The model of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission with its ideas of openness, forgiveness and restorative justice should help here and be a model for the World.
dc.language en_US
dc.relation Wits History Workshop paper;14
dc.subject Vietnam War (United States)
dc.subject Vietnam Veterans
dc.subject Truth and Reconciliation Commission
dc.subject War Memorials
dc.title Memory/ monstrosity/ representation
dc.type Working Paper


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