Mary Fulbrook free The People's State East German Society from Hitler to Honecker

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Leisure opportunities in many ways “perfectly ordinary lives”Using the rich resources of the newly opened GDR archives Mary Fulbrook investigates these conflicting narratives She explores the transformation of East German society from the ruins of Hitler’s Third Reich to a modernizing industrial state She examines changing conceptions of normality within an autho. Some interesting work here about the gray areas of life under the GDR how it both facilitated social society while also being run as a paranoid and increasingly decrepit garrison state Could have used a historical narrative structure to put all the different topic chapters in context thoughAnyway here is something Honecker probably rocked out to in his Trabant

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The People's State East German Society from Hitler to Honecker

What was life really like for East Germans effectively imprisoned behind the Iron Curtain The headline stories of Cold War spies and surveillance by the secret police of political repression and corruption do not tell the whole story After the unification of Germany in 1990 many East Germans remembered their lives as interesting varied and full of educational career and. I made slow progress reading this maybe I ve gone off literacy or perhaps it was pre election tension relived by election night pleasures view spoiler of the innocent varieties since I stuck to drinking water and was not involved in electoral fraud hide spoiler

CHARACTERS The People's State East German Society from Hitler to Honecker

Ritarian political system and provides extraordinary insights into the ways in which individuals perceived their rights and actively sought to shape their own livesReplacing the simplistic black and white concept of “totalitarianism” by the notion of a “participatory dictatorship” this book seeks to reinstate the East German people as actors in their own history. Interesting enjoyable social history for the DDR GDRFulbrook does an admirable job analyzing life in East Germany without falling into apologia or the totalitarian thesisHighly recommended for anyone interested in the 40 year East German state


10 thoughts on “The People's State East German Society from Hitler to Honecker

  1. says:

    I made slow progress reading this maybe I've gone off literacy or perhaps it was pre election tension relived by election night pleasures view spoiler of the innocent varieties since I stuck to drinking water and was not involved in electoral fraud hide spoiler

  2. says:

    I really do love Fulbrook for her insights into the lives of those living in the GDR post WWII I'm pretty sure this love is well developed from my history teacher's historian crush on the woman

  3. says:

    Mmmm Mixed feelings on this I was disappointed there wasn't even a real introduction to how the DDR came about and key features of the regime She expects you to have read widely on the subject beforehand I think all her points are no doubt valid but they need to be in context I shall now search for a comprehensive history of the DDR

  4. says:

    Not bad but the bias was definitely over the top at some points despite the rave reviews about this book being neutral It al

  5. says:

    This book is intended towards academic audiences or those who are mainly interested in the affairs of East Germany DDR Unfamiliar readers will surely find it hard to catch up with the terms political events mentioned in this book as well as the sporadical topics contained in this work by Mary Fulbrook The writing

  6. says:

    Some interesting work here about the gray areas of life under the GDR how it both facilitated social society while also being run as a paranoid and increasingly decrepit garrison state Could have used a historical narrative structure to put all the different topic chapters in context thoughAnyway here is somethi

  7. says:

    By far the most intriguing aspect of this work for me was the vast amount of public attitudes data the DDR amassed both via official surveys and the semi freedom that DDR citizens had to write to various levels of government reuesting

  8. says:

    An interesting book in that it focuses not only on the coercion that existed in the GDR but also on the fact that people were able to

  9. says:

    Interesting enjoyable social history for the DDR GDRFulbrook does an admirable job analyzing life in East Germany without falling into apologia or the totalitarian thesisHighly recommended for anyone interested in the 40 year East German stat

  10. says:

    This book is one of the few studies which shows both the achievements and historical failings of socialist experiment in East Germany It provides good emprical information on the social history of the DDR and non pretentious analysis on the subject

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