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The Western Secret Services and the Wall

Paul Maddrell

in Spying on Science: Western Intelligence in Divided Germany 1945-1961

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267507
eISBN:
9780191708404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267507.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the tactics imposed by the DDR and the USSR to close the border. It explains that Khrushchev stopped the flight of refugees and the subversive work of the Western secret ... More


Conclusion Germany's Cold Civil War

Patrick Major

in The Death of the KPD: Communism and Anti-Communism in West Germany, 1945-1956

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206934
eISBN:
9780191677397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206934.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of the Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands (KPD) in West Germany. ... More


Public Health Work in the Soviet Occupation Zone

Jessica Reinisch

in The Perils of Peace: The Public Health Crisis in Occupied Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199660797
eISBN:
9780191748295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660797.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter identifies crucial differences in the Soviet zone's conduct of health work which distinguishes it from the other zones. The fact that German doctors and health workers were drawn from ... More


The Landscape Transformed (1960–1961)

Arvid Nelson

in Cold War Ecology: Forests, Farms, and People in the East German Landscape, 1945-1989

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106602
eISBN:
9780300130300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106602.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

During the 1950s, the East German landscape emerged as an arena for class warfare and the frontline of the cold war. Despite a rhetoric of reform and ecology, the biological or economic structures ... More


Cybermarxism and Innovation (1961–1971)

Arvid Nelson

in Cold War Ecology: Forests, Farms, and People in the East German Landscape, 1945-1989

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106602
eISBN:
9780300130300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106602.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The Soviet Union entered the 1960s with confidence after its victory in World War II, coupled with promising economic and political prospects. The Soviet bloc was having unprecedented productivity ... 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


Not Quite “Brothers in Arms”: East Germany and People’s Poland between Mutual Dependency and Mutual Distrust, 1975–1990

Jens Boysen

in Trust, but Verify: The Politics of Uncertainty and the Transformation of the Cold War Order, 1969-1991

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798099
eISBN:
9781503600133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798099.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter assesses the relationship between East Germany and Poland during the last phase of the Cold War. It explains how the historical legacy of German–Polish relations infused the relationship ... More


Introduction

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/9780190645120.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

After establishing the main arguments and stakes of the overall project, the introduction lays out the evolving power structures of Communist East Germany to explain who was responsible for the ... More


Outrage at the Exhibition of 1960

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/9780190645120.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Public astonishment at the explicit elimination of the University Church and other historic structures on Karl Marx Square in architectural drafts at the 1960 city planning exhibition stimulated a ... More


The Buildup to Detonation in 1968

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/9780190645120.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

The final progression toward demolishing the University Church in 1968 reveals a regime that not only veiled the whole affair in secrecy, but strove to more effectively terrify and divide its ... More


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