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The discovery, commemoration and reinterment of eleven Alsatian victims of Nazi terror, 1947– 52
Devlin M. Scofield

tot, davon 11 ermordert, 3 vermisst und nur 11 sind ins Heim zurückgekehrt’, L’Alsace [probably August 1947], StadtA Offenburg. 42 ‘Die sterblichen Überreste der Maquisards wurden gestern nach Thann überführt’, L’Alsace, 14 November 1947, StadtA Offenburg. 43 For a discussion of the contested politics of memory in France following the Second World War, see G. Namer, La commémoration en France de 1945 à nos jours (Paris: Editions L’Harmattan, 1987), especially ‘La commémoration’, pp. 143–​62. 44 Lagrou, The Legacy of Nazi Occupation, p. 2. 45 Ibid., pp. 26

in Human remains in society
Rumours of bones and the remembrance of an exterminated people in Newfoundland - the emotive immateriality of human remains
John Harries

lies the remains of someone. The political life of dead bodies in the public sphere has received considerable attention of late, most of which assumes the presence of these bodies or is oriented towards the processes by which they come into presence as they are exhumed and so (re)enter public life, becoming embroiled in contemporary politics of memory and so­vereignty.1 In many ways this chapter shares this concern with the political life of human remains; however, it is also concerned with rumours and memories of remains that were once visible but are now lost. This

in Human remains in society