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Risen from Ruins: The Cultural Politics of Rebuilding East Berlin

Paul Stangl

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603202
eISBN:
9781503605503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603202.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines city building in East Berlin from the end of World War II on May 8, 1945, until the construction of the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961—a period of great interest in reshaping the ... More


Landscapes of Commemoration

Paul Stangl

in Risen from Ruins: The Cultural Politics of Rebuilding East Berlin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603202
eISBN:
9781503605503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603202.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

After the war, Berliners’ dire need for housing and infrastructure sometimes presented a life or death struggle. Some resources and labor were diverted to transform the symbolic dimension of the ... More


Mandating the National Memory of Catastrophe

James E. Young

in Law and Catastrophe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756839
eISBN:
9780804768344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756839.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter explores the mandates of memory as represented in a handful of national memorial institutions and days of remembrance. By restoring the memory of these mandates' own coming into being, ... More


From Royal Palace to Marx-Engels Square

Paul Stangl

in Risen from Ruins: The Cultural Politics of Rebuilding East Berlin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603202
eISBN:
9781503605503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603202.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Modernist architect Hans Scharoun led efforts to obtain Magistrat funds for emergency repairs to the Berlin Palace after the war. He faced opposition from Communist politicians taking an iconoclastic ... More


Wilhelmstrasse

Paul Stangl

in Risen from Ruins: The Cultural Politics of Rebuilding East Berlin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603202
eISBN:
9781503605503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603202.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Wilhelmstrasse evolved over several centuries from an upscale residential quarter to the center of German government. Its architecture was considered less culturally and artistically significant than ... More


Defending Regional Elite Identity and Culture

Sun Joo Kim

in Voice from the North: Resurrecting Regional Identity Through the Life and Work of Yi Sihang (1672–1736)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804783811
eISBN:
9780804786652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783811.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Yi Sihang was the author of the memorial submitted to the court in 1714, protesting a biased report on P'yŏngan Province made by a royal secret inspector. This memorial seems to have been first ... More


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