Remembering The German Democratic Republic

Remembering The German Democratic Republic

Remembering The German Democratic Republic

Memories of and attitudes to the German Democratic Republic (GDR), or East Germany, within contemporary Germany are characterized by their variety and complexity, whilst the debate over how to remember the GDR tells us a lot about how Germans see themselves and their future. This volume provides a range of international perspectives.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : D. Clarke
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2011-11-08
Total Pages : 308 Pages
ISBN : 9780230349698


A Companion To Nazi Germany

A Companion To Nazi Germany

A Deep Exploration of the Rise, Reign, and Legacy of the Third Reich For its brief existence, National Socialist Germany was one of the most destructive regimes in the history of humankind. Since that time, scholarly debate about its causes has volleyed continuously between the effects of political and military decisions, pathological development, or modernity gone awry. Was terror the defining force of rule, or was popular consent critical to sustaining the movement? Were the German people sympathetic to Nazi ideology, or were they radicalized by social manipulation and powerful propaganda? Was the “Final Solution” the motivation for the Third Reich’s rise to power, or simply the outcome? A Companion to Nazi Germany addresses these crucial questions with historical insight from the Nazi Party’s emergence in the 1920s through its postwar repercussions. From the theory and context that gave rise to the movement, through its structural, cultural, economic, and social impacts, to the era’s lasting legacy, this book offers an in-depth examination of modern history’s most infamous reign. Assesses the historiography of Nazism and the prehistory of the regime Provides deep insight into labor, education, research, and home life amidst the Third Reich’s ideological imperatives Describes how the Third Reich affected business, the economy, and the culture, including sports, entertainment, and religion Delves into the social militarization in the lead-up to war, and examines the social and historical complexities that allowed genocide to take place Shows how modern-day Germany confronts and deals with its recent history Today’s political climate highlights the critical need to understand how radical nationalist movements gain an audience, then followers, then power. While historical analogy can be a faulty basis for analyzing current events, there is no doubt that examining the parallels can lead to some important questions about the present. Exploring key motivations, environments, and cause and effect, this book provides essential perspective as radical nationalist movements have once again reemerged in many parts of the world.

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Genre : History
Author : Shelley Baranowski
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2018-04-03
Total Pages : 680 Pages
ISBN : 9781118936870


The Gdr Remembered

The Gdr Remembered

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Genre : History
Author : Nick Hodgin
Publisher : Camden House
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 300 Pages
ISBN : 9781571134349


Remembering The German Democratic Republic

Remembering The German Democratic Republic

Memories of and attitudes to the German Democratic Republic (GDR), or East Germany, within contemporary Germany are characterized by their variety and complexity, whilst the debate over how to remember the GDR tells us a lot about how Germans see themselves and their future. This volume provides a range of international perspectives.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : D. Clarke
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2011-11-08
Total Pages : 308 Pages
ISBN : 9780230349698


Constructions Of Victimhood

Constructions Of Victimhood

The post-war Federal Republic of Germany faced the task of addressing the plight of the victims of state socialism under the Soviet occupation of eastern Germany and in the German Democratic Republic, many of whom fled to the west. These victims were not passive objects of the West German state’s policy, but organized themselves into associations that fought for recognition of their contribution to the fight against communism. After German unification, the task of commemorating and compensating these victims continued under entirely new political circumstances, yet also in the context of global trends in memory politics and transitional justice that give priority to addressing the fate of victims of non-democratic regimes. Constructions of Victimhood: Remembering the Victims of State Socialism in Germany draws on the constructivist systems theory of Niklas Luhmann to analyze the role of victims organizations, the political system, and historians and heritage professionals in the struggle over the memory of suffering under state socialism, from the Cold War to the present day. The book argues that the identity and social role of victims has undergone a process of constant renegotiation in this period, offering an innovative theoretical framework for understanding how restorative measures are formulated to address the situation of victims. As such, it offers not only insights into a neglected aspect of post-war German history, but also contributes to the ongoing academic debate about the role of victims in process of transitional justice and the politics of memory.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : David Clarke
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-12-26
Total Pages : 315 Pages
ISBN : 9783030048044


Remembering East Germany

Remembering East Germany

Remembering East Germany is a memoir focused on experiences Richard A. Zipser had while travelling and doing research in communist East Germany during the 1970s and 1980s. The memoir is based primarily on a 396-page file the East German secret police--the Stasi--compiled on him with the help of at least ten informants over a twelve-year period. The reports in the file provide a kind of factual foundation for the memoir, as do reports about Zipser found in the Stasi-files of other persons, various printed materials, letters he wrote and received, and some memories as well. After the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and German reunification in 1990, Zipser was able to obtain a copy of his Stasi-file, a process that took seven years from beginning to end. His memoir provides unique insights into a society and literary scene that no other Westerner was able to experience so intensely. It reflects, on several levels, how he experienced communist East Germany and how it in turn experienced him. This fascinating book transports its readers back in time to the chilling Cold War days of yesteryear.

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Genre : History
Author : Richard A. Zipser
Publisher : Bookbaby
Release : 2021-12-29
Total Pages : 380 Pages
ISBN : 166780748X


Remembering And Rethinking The Gdr

Remembering And Rethinking The Gdr

Exploring the ways in which the GDR has been remembered since its demise in 1989/90, this volume asks how memory of the former state continues to shape contemporary Germany. Its contributors offer multiple perspectives on the GDR and offer new insights into the complex relationship between past and present.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : A. Saunders
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2012-12-15
Total Pages : 253 Pages
ISBN : 9781137292094


Envisioning Socialism

Envisioning Socialism

The first examination in English of East German television during the early Cold War

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Genre : History
Author : Heather Gumbert
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release : 2014-01-27
Total Pages : 242 Pages
ISBN : 9780472119196


What Remains

What Remains

What happens when an entire modern state's material culture becomes abruptly obsolete? How do ordinary people encounter what remains? In this ethnography, Jonathan Bach examines the afterlife of East Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall, as things and places from that vanished socialist past continue to circulate and shape the politics of memory. What Remains traces the unsettling effects of these unmoored artifacts on the German present, arguing for a rethinking of the role of the everyday as a site of reckoning with difficult pasts. Bach juxtaposes four sites where the stakes of the everyday appear: products commodified as nostalgia, amateur museums dedicated to collecting everyday life under socialism, the "people's palace" that captured the national imagination through its destruction, and the feared and fetishized Berlin Wall. Moving from the local, the intimate, and the small to the national, the impersonal, and the large, this book's interpenetrating chapters show the unexpected social and political force of the ordinary in the production of memory. What Remains offers a unique vantage point on the workings of the everyday in situations of radical discontinuity, contributing to new understandings of postsocialism and the intricate intersection of material remains and memory.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Jonathan Bach
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2017-08-29
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9780231544306


Classical Music In The German Democratic Republic

Classical Music In The German Democratic Republic

Approaches the topic of classical music in the GDR from an interdisciplinary perspective, questioning the assumption that classical music functioned purely as an ideological support for the state.

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Genre : History
Author : Kyle Frackman
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
Release : 2015
Total Pages : 264 Pages
ISBN : 9781571139160