Information about the author:
Anna V. Dobryashkina, PhD in Philology, Senior Researcher, А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9654-4744
The article examines the post-Second World War process of remembrance in Germany in Grass’s novella Crabwalk: memories of three generations, their understanding of their own national identity and the national identity of their historical enemy. The change in the axiological perception of World War II victims leads to a change in the historical paradigm of the criminal and the victim.