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Behind the Berlin Wall: East Germany and the Frontiers of Power

Patrick Major

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199243280
eISBN:
9780191714061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243280.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Few historical changes occur literally overnight, but on 13 August 1961 18 million East Germans awoke to find themselves walled in by an edifice which was to become synonymous with the Cold War: the ... More


The Secondary Connection

R. D. Anderson

in Education and the Scottish People 1750–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205159
eISBN:
9780191676529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205159.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The expansion of national systems of secondary and higher education was a general phenomenon between the middle of the nineteenth century and 1914 and has attracted more theoretical and comparative ... More


Young people of the 1980s: a generation of loyal patriots?

Anna Saunders

in Honecker’s Children: Youth and Patriotism in East(ern) Germany, 1979–2002

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074110
eISBN:
9781781703014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074110.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter characterizes youth identity in the GDR during the 1980s. It evaluates the extent to which young people in the 1980s accepted and rejected the Socialist Unity Party's (SED) patriotic ... More


Popular music on East German television: Constructing the televisual pop community in the GDR

Edward Larkey

in Popular television in authoritarian Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719082399
eISBN:
9781781707302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082399.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Popular music in the GDR was always subject to intense political scrutiny so that Western influences, if they could not be prevented altogether, would at least be incorporated into discursive ... More


Undercover: How the East German political system presented itself in television series

Sascha Trültzsch

in Popular television in authoritarian Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719082399
eISBN:
9781781707302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082399.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how state television in the GDR used drama series to propagate the Party’s view of East German reality and, in particular, the Socialist ‘model family’. Using a series of case ... More


“We Are Building upon the Foundations Created by Ernst Thälmann”

Russel Lemmons

in Hitlers Rival: Ernst Thälmann in Myth and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140902
eISBN:
9780813141312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140902.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

By mid-summer of 1944, Ernst Thälmann had outlived his usefulness to the Nazi regime. It was clear that Germany was losing the war, and Hitler wanted to leave no possible successor behind him. ... More


“Not All Who Have Died Are Dead”

Russel Lemmons

in Hitlers Rival: Ernst Thälmann in Myth and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140902
eISBN:
9780813141312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140902.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Lemmons dissects the efforts made by Honecker during the economic crisis in Germany in the 1970s. In March 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev emerged as the new General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party ... More


Demolitions and Dread, 1961–1964

Andrew Demshuk

in Demolition on Karl Marx Square: Cultural Barbarism and the People's State in 1968

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190645120
eISBN:
9780190645151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645120.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Having learned its lessons in 1960, the State pursued demolitions through the following years without serious architectural competitions or involving the public. Each time the wrecking ball danced ... More


Turning points

Mary Fulbrook

in Dissonant Lives: Generations and Violence Through the German Dictatorships

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199287208
eISBN:
9780191804335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287208.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the events of 1989–90 in Germany which destroyed the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It discusses the consideration of the events of 1989–90 as a revolution without an ... More


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