In one of his chapters “The Counter-Monument: Memory against Itself in Germany Today”, he talks about how Counter-Monument notion became a contemporary result of Germany’s memorial building. He describes it as: “brazen, painfully self-conscious memorial spaces conceived to challenge the very premises of their being”. Therefore, counter-memorial can be described as the opposite of a traditional memorial. He also described it as the counter-monument due to these memorials “countering” the nature of the traditional memorial. Young claims that he finds that such types of memorials appear to flourish in communities that are only starting to recall incidents in their history for which they have a strong ambivalent relationship (not only Germany’s practice). He adds that the largest example of counter-memorial in America is Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial .