Memorializing the GDR

Monuments and Memory after 1989

Author: Anna Saunders

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785336819

Category: History

Page: 382

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Since unification, eastern Germany has witnessed a rapidly changing memorial landscape, as the fate of former socialist monuments has been hotly debated and new commemorative projects have met with fierce controversy. Memorializing the GDR provides the first in-depth study of this contested arena of public memory, investigating the individuals and groups devoted to the creation or destruction of memorials as well as their broader aesthetic, political, and historical contexts. Emphasizing the interrelationship of built environment, memory and identity, it brings to light the conflicting memories of recent German history, as well as the nuances of national and regional constructions of identity.

Post-Wall German Cinema and National History

Utopianism and Dissent

Author: Mary-Elizabeth O'Brien

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1571135960

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 338

View: 4647

German history films that focus on utopianism and political dissent and their effect on German identity since 1989.


Cultural Perspectives on Division and Unity in East and West

Author: Clare Flanagan,Stuart Taberner

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042014725

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

View: 7822


Rückblicke auf die Literatur der DDR

Author: Hans-Christian Stillmark,Christoph Lehker

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042009455

Category: Social Science

Page: 493

View: 3762

Obwohl die DDR nunmehr ein abgeschlossenes Kapitel in der deutschen Geschichte geworden ist, halt die Auseinandersetzung um das, was von ihr bleibt, auch im Abstand von mehr als zehn Jahren an. Selbst nach dem deutsch-deutschen Literaturstreit unmittelbar nach der Wende, der seinerseits schon Ruckblicken und Bilanzierungen ausgesetzt wurde, bleibt der Stellenwert der Literatur in und aus der DDR ein umstrittenes Terrain. Ungeachtet dessen, dass es Einhelligkeit in literarischen Fragen ohnehin nicht geben kann, sind die Urteile zur Literatur der DDR naturlich auch von den Erfahrungen und Erlebnissen mit der DDR gepragt. In diesem Band haben wir uns fur eine Sicht von aussen und von innen gleichermassen interessiert.


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Publisher: N.A


Category: Motion pictures

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Schreiben nach der Wende

Ein Jahrzehnt deutscher Literatur 1989-1999

Author: Gerhard Fischer,David Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783860572146

Category: German literature

Page: 332

View: 1822


Children of World War II

The Hidden Enemy Legacy

Author: Kjersti Ericsson,Eva Simonsen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781845202064

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5969

There is a hidden legacy of war that is rarely talked about: the children of native civilians and enemy soldiers. What is their fate? This book unearths the history of the thousands of forgotten children of World War II, including its prelude and aftermath during the Spanish Civil War and the Allied occupation of Germany. It looks at liaisons between German soldiers and civilian women in the occupied territories and the Nazi Lebensborn program of racial hygiene. It also considers the children of African-American soldiers and German women. The authors discuss the policies adopted towards these children by the Nazi authorities as well as postwar national governments. Personal testimonies from the children themselves reveal the continued pain and shame of being children of the enemy. Case studies are taken from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Denmark and Spain.

The Passion of Max Von Oppenheim

Archaeology and Intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II to Hitler

Author: Lionel Gossman

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1909254207

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 1978

Born into a prominent German Jewish banking family, Baron Max von Oppenheim (1860-1946) was a keen amateur archaeologist and ethnologist. His discovery and excavation of Tell Halaf in Syria marked an important contribution to knowledge of the ancient Middle East, while his massive study of the Bedouins is still consulted by scholars today. He was also an ardent German patriot, eager to support his country's pursuit of its "place in the sun." Excluded by his part-Jewish ancestry from the regular diplomatic service, Oppenheim earned a reputation as "the Kaiser's spy" because of his intriguing against the British in Cairo, as well as his plan, at the start of the First World War, to incite Muslims under British, French and Russian rule to a jihad against the colonial powers. After 1933, despite being half-Jewish according to the Nuremberg Laws, Oppenheim was not persecuted by the Nazis. In fact, he placed his knowledge of the Middle East and his connections with Muslim leaders at the service of the regime. Ranging widely over many fields - from war studies to archaeology and banking history - 'The Passion of Max von Oppenheim' tells the gripping and at times unsettling story of one part-Jewish man's passion for his country in the face of persistent and, in his later years, genocidal anti-Semitism.