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East Germany

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  • Ostdeutsche Erinnerungsdiskurse nach 1989by Elisa Goudin-Steinmann; Carola Hähnel-Mesnard

    Frank & Timme 2013; US$ 48.17

    Auch über zwanzig Jahre nach dem Fall der Berliner Mauer dominiert ein gesellschaftlicher Diskurs, der immer noch die sozialen, politischen, mentalen und kulturellen Unterschiede zwischen Ost- und Westdeutschen fokussiert. Dabei versuchen Ostdeutsche unterschiedlicher Generationen und Gruppen ihre jeweils eigenen Erfahrungen im Umgang mit der DDR zu... more...

  • Loyal Subversion?by Anorthe Kremers

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 28.89

    The political constellation of the personal union between England and Hanover, lasting for 123 years, with the figure of a foreign king as a mediator between two separate states became a determining factor and was in itself a historical condition for the emergence and the development of caricatures in England after the Glorious Revolution. As a political... more...

  • Die Informationspolitik des Ministeriums für Staatssicherheitby Peter Höpfner

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 26.97

    Was wusste, was dachte die Staatssicherheit wirklich über das Leben in der DDR - und welches Bild suggerierte sie Minister Erich Mielke und der obersten Staats- und SED-Führung? Die Antwort ist von zentraler Bedeutung für die historische Bewertung des SED-Regimes und findet sich in 6905 Berichten der Wochenübersichten, die eine Spezialabteilung im... more...

  • East Germany in Comparative Perspectiveby Thomas A. Baylis; Dr David Childs; David Childs; Erwin L. Collier; Marilyn Rueschemeyer

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 180.00

    As a new decade begins the popular demand for change has meant that the social and political fabric of the the Eastern Bloc countries has been irrevocably altered. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the key political, economic and social areas of East German society, such as the military and the church, areas which will intrinsically involved... more...

  • Popular Protest in East Germanyby Gareth Dale

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 170.00

    An incisive new study of dissent and protest in the German Democratic Republic, focusing on the upheaval of 1989-1990. The author, an active participant both in the 'Citizens' Movement' and in the street protests of that year, draws upon a vast array of sources including interviews, documents from the archives of the old regime and the Citizens'... more...

  • Das ostdeutsche P.E.N.-Zentrum 1951 bis 1998by Dorothée Bores

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 293.00

    ?After the fall of the wall, the East German center of PEN, the worldwide association of writers, came under criticism. Its members were accused of collaboration with the dictatorial state power and of having failed as intellectuals. The book starts with considerations about the discourse on intellectuals and writers. On the basis of comprehensive... more...

  • Driving the Soviets up the Wallby Hope M. Harrison

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    The Berlin Wall was the symbol of the Cold War. For the first time, this path-breaking book tells the behind-the-scenes story of the communists' decision to build the Wall in 1961. Hope Harrison's use of archival sources from the former East German and Soviet regimes is unrivalled, and from these sources she builds a highly original and provocative... more...

  • Nachtrag § 161by Patrick C. Leyens

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00


  • Staatssicherheit am Endeby Walter Süß

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 25.68

    Hauptbeschreibung Die "Tschekisten" der DDR hatten geschworen, die SED-Herrschaft unter Einsatz ihres Lebens zu verteidigen. Doch statt ein letzte Schlacht zu schlagen, zogen sie sich im Herbst 1989 eher kopflos zurück und stellten sich wenig später geduldig um ihre Entlastungspapiere an. Was war mit ihnen geschehen? Wie haben die Offiziere die Situation... more...

  • Walled-Inby J. Elke Ertle

    Mentobe Press 2013; US$ 5.99

    In her memoir Walled-In, J. Elke Ertle recounts growing up in West Berlin, Germany, during the aftermath of World War II when mounting East-West tension lead to the Berlin Blockade, the Berlin Airlift, and the construction of the Berlin Wall. But the brick-and-mortar-monstrosity is not the only insurmountable barrier Elke comes to know intimately.... more...