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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


“Imprisoned, Murdered, Besmirched”

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/9780813140902.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Throughout their history, the Germans have repeatedly tried to come to terms with their past, and the period following the collapse of the SED state was no exception. In the months following the ... More


Hitlers Rival: Ernst Thälmann in Myth and Memory

Russel Lemmons

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140902
eISBN:
9780813141312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140902.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Throughout the 1920s, German politician and activist Ernst Thälmann was the leader of the largest Communist Party organization outside the Soviet Union. Thälmann was the most prominent left-wing ... More


Introduction

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/9780813140902.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Lemmons discusses the myth of the fallen hero and its role in legitimizing politics. He references Plato and the Greek Republic, Jesus Christ and the role of his sacrificial death in Christian ... More


“Ernst Thälmann Must Be Won Like a Battle!”

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/9780813140902.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

At first, Nazi jailers did not make a serious attempt to cut Thälmann off completely, which allowed Thälmann to carry out an extensive correspondence with his comrades outside of Germany. The KPD ... 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


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