Germany Since 1945

Author: Pa3l O'Dochartaigh,Pól O'Dochartaigh

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 1403943796

Category: Cold War

Page: 299

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Beginning with the day of Nazi Germany's surrender, this book traces the main political, social and economic developments in occupied Germany, in both German states up to 1990, and in reunited Germany. A chapter is devoted to the unification of the country in 1989-90, while the final chapter provides a comprehensive short survey of post-unification Germany, covering the period up to the Iraq crisis in 2003.
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Germany since 1945

Author: Pól Ó Dochartaigh

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333964729

Category: History

Page: 192

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Since its crushing military defeat in 1945, Germany has faced occupation and division, economic success amidst Cold War bitterness, the rise and spectacular fall of the Berlin Wall and now more than a decade as a country united for only the second time in its history. It has become a slumbering economic superpower at the heart of the drive towards European unity, while divisions between east and west remain among its own people. Germany since 1945: - offers a comprehensive introduction to every stage in Germany's political, social and economic development from 1945 right up to the present day - examines, in-depth, both German states, their differences and their similarities, as well as the period of occupation 1945-49 and the year of unification 1989-90 - concludes with the first short survey in English of more than a decade of post-unification Germany, covering the period right up to the Iraq crisis in spring 2003.
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A History of Jews in Germany since 1945

Politics, Culture, and Society

Author: Michael Brenner

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253029295

Category: History

Page: 528

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A comprehensive account of Jewish life in a country that carries the legacy of being at the epicenter of the Holocaust. Originally published in German in 2012, this comprehensive history of Jewish life in postwar Germany provides a systematic account of Jews and Judaism from the Holocaust to the early 21st Century by leading experts of modern German-Jewish history. Beginning in the immediate postwar period with a large concentration of Eastern European Holocaust survivors stranded in Germany, the book follows Jews during the relative quiet period of the 50s and early 60s during which the foundations of new Jewish life were laid. Brenner’s volume goes on to address the rise of anti-Israel sentiments after the Six Day War as well as the beginnings of a critical confrontation with Germany’s Nazi past in the late 60s and early 70s, noting the relatively small numbers of Jews living in Germany up to the 90s. The contributors argue that these Jews were a powerful symbolic presence in German society and sent a meaningful signal to the rest of the world that Jewish life was possible again in Germany after the Holocaust. “This volume, which illuminates a multi-faceted panorama of Jewish life after 1945, will remain the authoritative reading on the subject for the time to come.” —Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung “An eminently readable work of history that addresses an important gap in the scholarship and will appeal to specialists and interested lay readers alike.” —Reading Religion “Comprehensive, meticulously researched, and beautifully translated.” —CHOICE
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Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Volume XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Author: Ezra Mendelsohn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195354683

Category: History

Page: 400

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Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts collects essays on Jewish literature which deal with "the manifold ways that literary texts reveal their authors' attitudes toward their own Jewish identity and toward diverse aspects of the 'Jewish question.'" Essays in this volume explore the tension between Israeli and Diaspora identities, and between those who write in Hebrew or Yiddish and those who write in other "non-Jewish" languages. The essays also explore the question of how Jewish writers remember history in their "search for a useable past." From essays on Jabotinsky's virtually unknown plays to Philip Roth's novels, this book provides a strong overview of contemporary themes in Jewish literary studies.
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Remapping Modern Germany after National Socialism, 1945-1961

Author: Matthew D. Mingus

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815654162

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Located in the often-contentious center of the European continent, German territory has regularly served as a primary tool through which to understand and study Germany’s economic, cultural, and political development. Many German geographers throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries became deeply invested in geopolitical determinism—the idea that a nation’s territorial holdings (or losses) dictate every other aspect of its existence. Taking this as his premise, Mingus focuses on the use of maps as mediums through which the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union sought to reshape German national identity after the Second World War. As important as maps and the study of geography have been to the field of European history, few scholars have looked at the postwar development of occupied Germany through the lens of the map—the most effective means to orient German citizens ontologically within a clearly and purposefully delineated spatial framework. Mingus traces the institutions and individuals involved in the massive cartographic overhaul of postwar Germany. In doing so, he explores not only the causes and methods behind the production and reproduction of Germany’s mapped space but also the very real consequences of this practice.
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Hitler - Films from Germany

History, Cinema and Politics since 1945

Author: K. Machtans,M. Ruehl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137032383

Category: History

Page: 300

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The first book-length study to critically examine the recent wave of Hitler biopics in German cinema and television. A group of international experts discuss films like Downfall in the context of earlier portrayals of Hitler and draw out their implications for the changing place of the Third Reich in the national historical imagination.
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The Miracle Years

A Cultural History of West Germany, 1949-1968

Author: Hanna Schissler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691058207

Category: History

Page: 498

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Exploring postwar German history, literature and film, this text examines the lives of real people to learn how they experienced and represented the institutions and social forces that shaped their lives and defined the wider culture.
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A History of the University in Europe: Volume 4, Universities since 1945

Author: Walter Rüegg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139494252

Category: History

Page: 635

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This is the final volume in a four-part series covering the development of the university in Europe (east and west) from its origins to the present day, focusing on a number of major themes viewed from a European perspective. The originality of the series lies in its comparative, interdisciplinary, collaborative and transnational nature. It deals also with the content of what was taught at the universities, but its main purpose is an appreciation of the role and structures of the universities as seen against a backdrop of changing conditions, ideas and values. This volume deals with the reconstruction and epoch-making expansion of higher education after 1945, which led to the triumph of modern science. It traces the development of the relationship between universities and national states, teachers and students, their ambitions and political activities. Special attention is paid to fundamental changes in the content of teaching at the universities.
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Themes in Modern European History Since 1945

Author: Rosemary Wakeman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134601069

Category: History

Page: 320

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This collection explores the most important transformations & upheavals of post-1945 Europe in the light of recent scholarship. It examines the post-war economic boom & the political realignment of eastern European states in the 1990s, amongst other topics.
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Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Volume XIII: The Fate of the European Jews, 1939-1945: Continuity or Contingency?

Author: Jonathan Frankel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195353259

Category: History

Page: 424

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Was the Holocaust a natural product of a long German history of Anti-Semitism? Or were the Nazi policies simply a wild mutation of history, not necessarily connected to the past? Or does the truth lie somewhere in between? This latest volume in the acclaimed Studies in Contemporary Jewry series, edited by internationally known scholars at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, presents essays on the origins of the Holocaust. The works in this volume are diverse in scope and opinion, ranging from general philosophical discourses to detailed analyses of specific events, and often reflecting the divergent ideologies and methods of the contributors. But each adds to the whole, and the result is a fascinating panorama that is sure to be indispensable to all students and scholars of the subject.
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