mation‹ within the inner-German debate of memoryculture from 1949 until to-
day. It points out the difference between the historical event of and the (cultur-
al/fictional) reference on the Holocaust. The second part then discusses the ex-
ample of Robert Menasse’s novel The Capital (2017) and shows how the differ-
ence between historical event and cultural/literary reference can be embedded in-
to a narration of contemporary Europe and its institutions.
Keywords: Memoryculture – Identity politics – Robert Menasse – Institutional