The increased publication of remembrance modern family novels presents an occasion to examine the context of generational conflict and memory in the proposed master's thesis. The novels of Arno Geiger, Katharina Born, Tanja Dückers and Judith Zander were selected to show how memories can be represented in literature and how different generations respond to them. Through generation as a special form of narration, it is possible to identify social processes and attribution in the writings.As all the authors belong to the mid ?80s and thus are members of the grandchildren's generation, the novels present a sharp contrast to literature of the father's generation, published in the 70s, which tried to reconcile with the grandparent generation.References to the Second World War are indeed found in all novels, but there is now a new self-remembrance by which Germans also become victims of World War II. The family novels present no real historical truth, but show the Second World War and the GDR internalized within family remembrance.In the examination of generations it becomes clear that there is a tendency towards generation-resolution in the novels. The relationship between and within the generations does not work, or already has been resolved, due to the death of family members. In addition, coherence within the generations is reinforced by problems with ancestry.The master's thesis highlights how memory and generation in modern family novels are presented and how they interact. Furthermore, it illustrates the tension between the individual and collective memory of historical events, such as the Second World War, and how the past affects the condition of the protagonists.