Remembering the German Democratic Republic

This volume provides a range of international perspectives.

Author: David Clarke

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230275508

Category: History

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This interdisciplinary volume provides a range of perspectives on the collective memory of the German Democratic Republic in contemporary Germany. Individual essays examine the controversial commemoration of the victims of state socialism, memories of the GDR state's institutions (e.g. The National People's Army and the State Security Police), museums and the debates they inspire, the memories of the GDR's former elites, memories of everyday life in the GDR, and the contested legacies of antifascism and socialism. Taken as a whole, the collection explores the parallels between coming to terms with the GDR past and continuing debates about memories of National Socialism.
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The GDR Remembered

Competing representations of the former East German state in the German cultural memory.

Author: Nick Hodgin

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571134349

Category: History

Page: 300

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Competing representations of the former East German state in the German cultural memory.
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Rereading East Germany

The first volume in English about the German Democratic Republic (GDR) as a cultural phenomenon, with essays by leading scholars providing a chronological and genre-based overview along with close readings of individual works.

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ISBN: 9781107006362

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Classical Music in the German Democratic Republic

this time: for example, the three-CD compilation Das Beste aus der DDR (1997,
Hansa Amiga). 9 See, for example, Stephen Brockmann, “Remembering GDR
Culture in Postunification Germany and Beyond,” in Twenty Years On: Competing
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Author: Kyle Frackman

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781571139160

Category: Music

Page: 274

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Approaches the topic of classical music in the GDR from an interdisciplinary perspective, questioning the assumption that classical music functioned purely as an ideological support for the state.
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AntiFascism and Memory in East Germany

From their perspective, Spain was a far-away land to which they were forbidden to travel, the stuff of camp-fire singalongs and fantasies of adventure.This book dissects the relationship between state-sponsored history, the lobbying of ...

Author: Josie McLellan

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199276264

Category: History

Page: 228

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AntiFascism and Memory in East Germany sheds new light on the legacy of the Spanish Civil War, the way in which societies remember, and the nature of state socialism. It combines cultural, social, and political history to examine the ways in which the legacy of the International Brigades was commemorated in the German Democratic Republic.
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Remembering and Rethinking the GDR

Clarke, D. and U. Wölfel (eds) (2011) Remembering the German Democratic
Republic: Divided Memory in a United Germany (Basingstoke: Palgrave
Macmillan). Erll, A. and A. Rigney (eds) (2009) Mediation, Remediation, and the
Dynamics of ...

Author: Anna Saunders

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230360570

Category: History

Page: 253

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More than twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, memories of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) remain complex and controversial. As new generations come of age, not only do the political, social and cultural parameters of remembrance shift accordingly, but so too do the forms of media used to transmit these memories. This volume explores the different ways in which the GDR has been remembered since its demise in 1989/90, and asks how memory of this state continues to impact on contemporary Germany. The chapters offer multiple perspectives on the GDR, examining the way memories have been expressed in and shaped by literature, film, music, museums, monuments, historical narratives, commemorative events and everyday discourse concerning the GDR. In resisting monolithic readings of the GDR, the volume offers new insights into the complex relationship between past and present in eastern Germany.
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Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic

GDR Historiography after the End of the GDR.” In The GDR Remembered:
Representations of the East German State since 1989, edited by Nick Hodgin
and Caroline Pearce, 266–85. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2011. Berger,
Stefan ...

Author: Elaine Kelly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199395187

Category: Music

Page: 240

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When the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was founded in 1949, its leaders did not position it as a new state. Instead, they represented East German socialism as the culmination of all that was positive in Germany's past. The GDR was heralded as the second German Enlightenment, a society in which the rational ideals of progress, Bildung, and revolution that had first come to fruition with Goethe and Beethoven would finally achieve their apotheosis. Central to this founding myth was the Germanic musical heritage. Just as the canon had defined the idea of the German nation in the nineteenth-century, so in the GDR it contributed to the act of imagining the collective socialist state. Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic uses the reception of the Germanic musical heritage to chart the changing landscape of musical culture in the German Democratic Republic. Author Elaine Kelly demonstrates the nuances of musical thought in the state, revealing a model of societal ascent and decline that has implications that reach far beyond studies of the GDR itself. The first book-length study in English devoted to music in the GDR, Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic is a seminal text for scholars of music in the Cold War and in Germany more widely.
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Contentious Memories

Who is remembering the German Democratic Republic, and how do they go about it? This volume of "contentious memories" brings together essays and critical responses in a look back at three aspects of GDR studies.

Author: Wis.) Wisconsin Workshop 1996 (Madison

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019413702

Category: History

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Who is remembering the German Democratic Republic, and how do they go about it? This volume of "contentious memories" brings together essays and critical responses in a look back at three aspects of GDR studies. It presents an opportunity for self-reflection on German Studies' past and ongoing engagement with the GDR and post-unification transformations. It seeks to evaluate old questions and raises new ones concerning the historical knowledge of GDR culture and our interpretations of it. Finally, it examines blindspots and self-deceptions of the past as well as those forming all too quickly in the present.
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Contesting History

20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 remember? ... D. Clarke
and U. Wölfel (eds), Remembering the German Democratic Republic: Divided
Memory in a United Germany (Basingstoke, 2011); N. Hodgin and C. Pearce (eds
), ...

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472519535

Category: History

Page: 224

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Contesting History is an authoritative guide to the positive and negative applications of the past in the public arena and what this signifies for the meaning of history more widely. Using a global, non-Western model, Jeremy Black examines the employment of history by the state, the media, the national collective memory and others and considers its fundamental significance in how we understand the past. Moving from public life pre-1400 to the struggle of ideologies in the 20th century and contemporary efforts to find meaning in historical narratives, Jeremy Black incorporates a great deal of original material on governmental, social and commercial influences on the public use of history. This includes a host of in-depth case studies from different periods of history around the world, and coverage of public history in a wider range of media, including TV and film. Readers are guided through this material by an expansive introduction, section headings, chapter conclusions and a selected further reading list. Written with eminent clarity and breadth of knowledge, Contesting History is a key text for all students of public history and anyone keen to know more about the nature of history as a discipline and concept.
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The Media of Testimony

Remembering the East German Stasi in the Berlin Republic S. Jones ... But why
focus on the German Democratic Republic (GDR)? What can the study of
remembering the now defunct East German state contribute to broader
understandings ...

Author: S. Jones

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137364043

Category: History

Page: 243

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The Media of Testimony explores testimony relating to the Stasi in different cultural forms: autobiographical writing, memorial museums and documentary film. Combining theoretical models from diverse disciplines, it presents a new approach to the study of testimony, memory and mediation.
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Urban Planning and Cultural Identity

The previous chapter considered the socio-spatial process of remembering the
Nazi period and the Holocaust in particular in national identity-narrative
construction in Germany's capital city. This chapter examines how the memory of
the GDR ...

Author: William J. V. Neill

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415259150

Category: Architecture

Page: 261

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This book reviews the intense spatiality of conflict over identity construction in three cities where culture and place identity are not just post-modernist playthings but touch on the raw sensibilities of who people define themselves to be.
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Twenty Years on

Remembering. GDR. Culture. in. Postunification. Germany. and. Beyond.
Stephen. Brockmann. T. WENTY YEARS AFTER THE FALL of the Berlin Wall and
the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), the culture of East
Germany ...

Author: Renate Rechtien

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571135032

Category: History

Page: 244

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New essays on the evolution of cultural memory of the former German Democratic Republic since 1989-90 and its importance for Germany's continuing unification process.
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Constructions of Victimhood

The book argues that the identity and social role of victims has undergone a process of constant renegotiation in this period, offering an innovative theoretical framework for understanding how restorative measures are formulated to address ...

Author: David Clarke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030048044

Category: Social Science

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The post-war Federal Republic of Germany faced the task of addressing the plight of the victims of state socialism under the Soviet occupation of eastern Germany and in the German Democratic Republic, many of whom fled to the west. These victims were not passive objects of the West German state’s policy, but organized themselves into associations that fought for recognition of their contribution to the fight against communism. After German unification, the task of commemorating and compensating these victims continued under entirely new political circumstances, yet also in the context of global trends in memory politics and transitional justice that give priority to addressing the fate of victims of non-democratic regimes. Constructions of Victimhood: Remembering the Victims of State Socialism in Germany draws on the constructivist systems theory of Niklas Luhmann to analyze the role of victims organizations, the political system, and historians and heritage professionals in the struggle over the memory of suffering under state socialism, from the Cold War to the present day. The book argues that the identity and social role of victims has undergone a process of constant renegotiation in this period, offering an innovative theoretical framework for understanding how restorative measures are formulated to address the situation of victims. As such, it offers not only insights into a neglected aspect of post-war German history, but also contributes to the ongoing academic debate about the role of victims in process of transitional justice and the politics of memory.
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Dresden

By weaving together scholarly research, oral history, and "ethnographic excursions" or narratives of salient experiences, this book makes an important contribution to the study of social aspects of the past.

Author: Elizabeth A. Ten Dyke

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415270367

Category: History

Page: 316

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The collapse of the German Democratic Republic prompted the East Germans to confront their personal, cultural and international past. This study of the 'Wende' - the turn of events in 1989 - is based on ethnographic and anthropological research conducted in the early 1990s. Liz Ten Dyke has developed a finely nuanced portrait of the city and its residents as they were caught up in the economic, political and social turmoil that characterized the immediate post-socialist period. By weaving together scholarly research, oral history, and "ethnographic excursions" or narratives of salient experiences, this book makes an important contribution to the study of social aspects of the past. Moving beyond paradigms presently shaping the study of memory, it details the paradoxes and contradictions inherent in remembering, making manifest the link between such contradictions and larger symbolic and political-economic contexts. In this way, the author situates the study of memory in history and shows that it is the mutability of memory, in conjuction with the uncertainty of history, that render the past a dynamic and powerful force in human society.
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Envisioning Vietnamese Migrants in Germany

... compression.24 Unlike western Germans , who tend to relegate phenomena
associated with the German Democratic Republic to the geographic " East , ”
eastern Germans tend to cluster the phenomena temporally . Remembering
GDR ...

Author: Pipo Bui

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825869172

Category: Social Science

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Ethnic stigma is the worst-case scenario for a migrant group, but migrants also cope with origin narratives and partial masking--two novel concepts introduced in this book. Parallel to the national narratives of natives, immigrant origin narratives by Vietnamese in Germany invoke and retrench the histories of East and West Germany and North and South Vietnam. By partially masking their identity as Chinese or Asian, Vietnamese entrepreneurs circumvent ethnic stigma and use their physiognomy to market exotic goods. Pipo Bui is researcher at Stanford University.
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A Public Voice Literature and Politics in the German Democratic Republic

... actually part of the book's basic structure These are some of the fundamental
questions asked : how we remember , what we remember , what we forget See
Karin McPherson , " Christa Wolf in Edinburgh . An Interview . " GDR Monitor , No.

Author: Christine Susanne Schoefer

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2930633

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Journeys of Remembrance

Memories of the Second World War in French and German Literature, 1960-1980
Kathryn N. Jones ... multilayered processes of remembering at work in France,
the German Democratic Republic, and the Federal Republic of Germany in the ...

Author: Kathryn N. Jones

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 9781904350668

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Second World War was a common experience of cultural and historical rupture for many European countries, but studies of this period and its afterimages often remain locked in national frameworks. Jones's comparative study of national memory cultures argues for a more nuanced view of responses to shared issues of remembrance. Focusing on the 1960s and 1970s, two decades of great change and debate in French and German discourses of memory, it investigates literary representations of the Second World War, and in particular the Holocaust, from France and both Germanics. The study encompasses thirteen works representing a variety of genres and divergent perspectives, and authors include Jorge Semprun, Peter Weiss, Georges Perec and Bernward Vesper. Addressing the underlying theme of travel as a means of exploring the past, Jones contrasts the journeys made by deportees and post-war visitors to the camps with the use of the journey as a literary device.
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Shifting Memories

Remembering. Twenty. Victims. and. One. Perpetrator. On 27 April 1980, some
twelve years before the Jewish ... often mirrored the antifascism that was so
crucial to the identity constructed by the SED in the German Democratic Republic
.

Author: Klaus Neumann

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047208710X

Category: History

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A long look at how contemporary Germany is remembering the Holocaust
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A Companion to Nazi Germany

Exploring key motivations, environments, and cause and effect, this book provides essential perspective as radical nationalist movements have once again reemerged in many parts of the world.

Author: Shelley Baranowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118936887

Category: History

Page: 680

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A Deep Exploration of the Rise, Reign, and Legacy of the Third Reich For its brief existence, National Socialist Germany was one of the most destructive regimes in the history of humankind. Since that time, scholarly debate about its causes has volleyed continuously between the effects of political and military decisions, pathological development, or modernity gone awry. Was terror the defining force of rule, or was popular consent critical to sustaining the movement? Were the German people sympathetic to Nazi ideology, or were they radicalized by social manipulation and powerful propaganda? Was the “Final Solution” the motivation for the Third Reich’s rise to power, or simply the outcome? A Companion to Nazi Germany addresses these crucial questions with historical insight from the Nazi Party’s emergence in the 1920s through its postwar repercussions. From the theory and context that gave rise to the movement, through its structural, cultural, economic, and social impacts, to the era’s lasting legacy, this book offers an in-depth examination of modern history’s most infamous reign. Assesses the historiography of Nazism and the prehistory of the regime Provides deep insight into labor, education, research, and home life amidst the Third Reich’s ideological imperatives Describes how the Third Reich affected business, the economy, and the culture, including sports, entertainment, and religion Delves into the social militarization in the lead-up to war, and examines the social and historical complexities that allowed genocide to take place Shows how modern-day Germany confronts and deals with its recent history Today’s political climate highlights the critical need to understand how radical nationalist movements gain an audience, then followers, then power. While historical analogy can be a faulty basis for analyzing current events, there is no doubt that examining the parallels can lead to some important questions about the present. Exploring key motivations, environments, and cause and effect, this book provides essential perspective as radical nationalist movements have once again reemerged in many parts of the world.
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