Centered on these two historical dates, the main character, Marianne, contemplates the topics of revolution, freedom, separation, and reunion on personal and public levels as seen in the changes the preceding two-and-a-half years since the opening of the borders between the Federal Republic and the German Democratic Republic
I come from the German Democratic Republic
, the old East Germany.
In order to interpret the survival of monuments to the heroes of communism in the former German Democratic Republic
(East Germany), says Olsen, it is necessary to understand the complicated events that led to the construction of such sites of memory.
of Liverpool, UK), this collection of interdisciplinary essays explores how the division of Germany during the Cold War, as well as ongoing connections of experience and communication between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic
, shaped the Cold War experience of Germans in a broad array of political, social, and cultural contexts.
With respect to the German Democratic Republic
, this method allows what the editor aptly calls a "kontrastive Engfuhrung zwischen Literatur im 'Westen' und im 'Osten,'" but that term might as well apply overall to the volume's intricate dovetailing of distinct dimensions of literary praxis in its historical contexts.
Pretty soon, German school children won't even know there was such a thing as the German Democratic Republic
. Perhaps Communism will return again some time in the future as an acceptable artistic theme--yet another encoded Romanticism.
Scholars of German studies, literature, and history focus on cities in the former German Democratic Republic
that have generally been ignored by their colleagues.
Anthropologists and political scientists as well as sociologists explore the role of scientism in the secularization process in eastern Germany; secular rituals and political commemorations in the German Democratic Republic
1945-56; a comparison between the Catholic Eichsfeld region and the Protestant Erzgebirge to show the limits of politicization of the schools in the Republic; three Catholic case studies of positions and pathways of families within the religious field of East Germany; God, work, and world among Christians in Saxony; Jehovah's Witnesses in eastern Germany as an example of religious socialization in a secular environment; and young eastern Germans and the religious and ideological heritage of their parents and grandparents.
Cambert's real desire in life is to become a writer, and he continues to practice this craft while reporting on "Reader," a leading member of East Berlin's dissident literary underground in the final months of the German Democratic Republic
The small retrospective of seven of Rheinsberg's works dealt with the disappearance and negation of the values of the former German Democratic Republic
. Since the fall of the Berlin wall, this subject has occupied Rheinsberg almost exclusively; he has followed the traces of a deteriorating society, and exhibited objects that document what he has found.
They discuss relations during the emergence of two Germanys and the evolution of the post-war political order 1945-55, from sovereignty to recognition 1955-73, normalization of relations and new beginnings 1973-79, and from the Second Cold War to the collapse of the German Democratic Republic
The events of 1989 in the German Democratic Republic
, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, and Romania, involved not only the collapse of communist governments in those countries but also formed part of a larger process, the coming apart of the system set in place by the October Revolution of 1917.