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The Resource Born in the GDR : living in the shadow of the Wall, Hester Vaizey

Born in the GDR : living in the shadow of the Wall, Hester Vaizey

Label
Born in the GDR : living in the shadow of the Wall
Title
Born in the GDR
Title remainder
living in the shadow of the Wall
Statement of responsibility
Hester Vaizey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The changes that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 were particularly dramatic for East Germans. With the German Democratic Republic effectively taken over by West Germany in the reunification process, nothing in their lives was immune from change and upheaval: from the way they voted, the newspapers they read, to the brand of butter they bought. But what was it really like to go from living under communism one minute, to capitalism the next? What did the East Germans make of capitalism? And how do they remember the GDR today? Are their memories dominated by fear and loathing of the Stasi state, or do they look back with a measure of fondness and regret on a world of guaranteed employment and a relatively low cost of living? This is the story of eight citizens of the former German Democratic Republic, and how these dramatic changes affected them. All of the people in the book were born in East Germany after the Berlin Wall was put up in August 1961, so they knew nothing other than living in a socialist system when the GDR fell apart. Their stories provide a fascinating insight not only into everyday life in East Germany, but about how this now-vanished state is remembered today, a quarter of a century after the fall of the Wall
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vaizey, Hester
Dewey number
943.1087
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DD287.6
LC item number
.V35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
  • Germany (East)
  • Germany (East)
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Germany
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
  • Berlin Wall (Germany : 1961-1989)
  • Unification of Germany (1990)
  • HISTORY / Europe / Germany
  • Social conditions
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany (East)
Label
Born in the GDR : living in the shadow of the Wall, Hester Vaizey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Petra : shaping the change -- Carola : seeing the contradictions -- Lisa : accepting the circumstances -- Mario : feeling the regime's wrath -- Katharina : believing in God under pressure -- Robert : supporting the idea of socialism -- Mirko : rejecting the party line -- Peggy : feeling safe and secure -- Interpreting the end of East Germany
Control code
964217028
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780198718741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)964217028
Label
Born in the GDR : living in the shadow of the Wall, Hester Vaizey
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Petra : shaping the change -- Carola : seeing the contradictions -- Lisa : accepting the circumstances -- Mario : feeling the regime's wrath -- Katharina : believing in God under pressure -- Robert : supporting the idea of socialism -- Mirko : rejecting the party line -- Peggy : feeling safe and secure -- Interpreting the end of East Germany
Control code
964217028
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780198718741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)964217028

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