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Memorials to the victims of Nazism: the impact on tourists in Berlin.

Brown, L., 2015. Memorials to the victims of Nazism: the impact on tourists in Berlin. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 13 (3), 244 - 260.

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DOI: 10.1080/14766825.2014.946423


This qualitative study explores tourist responses to memorials to the victims of Nazism in Berlin and the impact they have on the tourist experience. The findings are located in the field of study known as dark tourism, of which visiting memorials is a part. The analysis shows that tourists increased their knowledge of the crimes committed by the Nazis, thus fulfilling the educational function of memorials. Tourists were also overwhelmed by their experience; they attested to feelings of sadness, shock, anger, despair and incomprehension. These feelings made it hard for them to resume the role of tourist after their exposure to a memorial. There was acknowledgement of the extent of commemoration practised in Germany.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Berlin ; dark tourism ; memorials ; Nazism ; tourist response
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:22981
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:08 Dec 2015 16:38
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:54


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