Berlin Wall

Author: Hans-Hermann Hertle
Publisher: Ch. Links Verlag
ISBN: 9783861534631
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Berlin Wall from the Author: Hans-Hermann Hertle. Over 200 previously unpublished photographs document the building and development of the many check points, barbed wire barriers, and alarmed fences which formed the concrete wall around Berlin. This book tells dramatic tales of spectacular escapes and terrible deaths, and explains the history making events surrounding the building and fall of the Wall. Contemporary photographs are contrasted with photographs from the eighties to offer surprising insights into how the former death strip has changed since 1990. Relics of the wall in the current cityscape are prominently illustrated, including remnants of the Wall itself, expanded metal lattice fences, observation towers, barbed wire and concrete posts. Also included are statistics showing the numbers of refugees and victims of the Wall, a guide to the museums and memorials and a summary of the literature and cinema treatment of the Wall, along with a brief chronicle of its history.

The Berlin Wall Crisis

Author: Kori Schake
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403919488
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The Berlin Wall Crisis from the Author: Kori Schake. This volume highlights the complex intra-alliance politics of what was seen as the likeliest flash point of conflict in the Cold War and demonstrates how strongly determinant were concerns about relationships with allies in the choices made by all the major governments. It recounts the evolution of policy during the 1958 and 1961 Berlin crises from the perspective of each government central to the crisis, one on the margins and the military headquarters responsible for crafting an agreed Western military campaign

United City Divided Memories

Author: Dirk Verheyen
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739118404
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United City Divided Memories from the Author: Dirk Verheyen. "Dirk Verheyen has written a fascinating, exhaustive analysis of the evolving and conflicting memories of the Cold War memorialized by the most controversial monuments and museums in Berlin. He is at his best in his demonstration of the ongoing controversies."---Robert Billinger, Reviews, Wingate University "Each topic is very thoroughly documented, weaving together historical information and current political debates surrounding memorial sites ... Highly valuable as a chronicle of the politics of memory. ... Recommended."---Choice, March 2009 "Anyone who has been in Berlin over the past decade will recognize the diverse and frequently contradictory emotions that politicians, intellectuals, architects, and pundits have evoked in their efforts to bring the city together again. Dirk Verheyen has written a thoughtful and perceptive book that captures the complexity of these endeavors and that is always sensitive to the challenges all human beings face in wrestling with historical memory. This study will be of interest to not only those who are fascinated with Berlin but also anyone who seeks to make sense of the multiple, overlapping histories that continue to challenge Germany as a whole."---A James Mcadams, director, Nanovic Institute for European Studies, University of Notre Dame United City, Divided Memories? focuses on the basic question of how Berlin today deals with three specific Cold War-era legacies: the presence of the four Great Powers, the East German Stasi, and the Berlin Wall. Dirk Verheyen looks at monuments, museums, and memorial sites as illustrations of Berlin's struggle to craft a shared identity that ties together its western and eastern halves. Verheyen's comprehensive and critical analysis is considered against the broader background of Germany's efforts at coming to grips with its dual twentieth-century totalitarian past. This book demonstrates that important elements of east-west contrast linger and complicate the city's efforts at crafting a more definitively future-oriented united identity. United City, Divided Memories? will stimulate debate among German studies scholars, as well as among those interested in German history and cultural studies.

The Cold War

Author: Konrad H. Jarausch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110496178
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The Cold War from the Author: Konrad H. Jarausch. The traces of the Cold War are still visible in many places all around the world. It is the topic of exhibits and new museums, of memorial days and historic sites, of documentaries and movies, of arts and culture. There are historical and political controversies, both nationally and internationally, about how the history of the Cold War should be told and taught, how it should be represented and remembered. While much has been written about the political history of the Cold War, the analysis of its memory and representation is just beginning. Bringing together a wide range of scholars, this volume describes and analyzes the cultural history and representation of the Cold War from an international perspective. That innovative approach focuses on master narratives of the Cold War, places of memory, public and private memorialization, popular culture, and schoolbooks. Due to its unique status as a center of Cold War confrontation and competition, Cold War memory in Berlin receives a special emphasis. With the friendly support of the Wilson Center.

Imposing Maintaining And Tearing Open The Iron Curtain

Author: Mark Kramer
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739181866
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Imposing Maintaining And Tearing Open The Iron Curtain from the Author: Mark Kramer. Imposing, Maintaining, and Tearing Open the Iron Curtain, edited by Mark Kramer and Vít Smetana, consists of cutting-edge essays by distinguished experts who discuss the Cold War in Europe from beginning to end, with a particular focus on the countries that were behind the iron curtain.

The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

Author: Brian Williams
Publisher: Cherrytree Books
ISBN: 9781842344071
Size: 80.20 MB
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The Fall Of The Berlin Wall from the Author: Brian Williams. This series explores key dates in history: what happened on the day and the background and consequences of the event. Each title tells the story in a crisp, fast-paced style and colour and black and white photos, map and timeline support the text. The books are perfect quickread introductions to the dramatic events, and equally useful as high interest / low reading level books.

The Berlin Wall Story

Author: Hans-Hermann Hertle
ISBN: 9783861536505
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The Berlin Wall Story from the Author: Hans-Hermann Hertle. Where did the Berlin Wall actually stand? Why was it built? How did people keep managing to escape across it - and how many died in the attempt? Why did it come down in the end? Photographs document the construction of this barrier system of barbed wire, alarm fences and concrete. Escape stories and shocking deaths are chronicled here in words and images, as are the dramatic events surrounding the construction and the fall of the Wall.

The Path To The Berlin Wall

Author: Manfred Wilke
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782382895
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The Path To The Berlin Wall from the Author: Manfred Wilke. The long path to the Berlin Wall began in 1945, when Josef Stalin instructed the Communist Party to take power in the Soviet occupation zone while the three Western allies secured their areas of influence. When Germany was split into separate states in 1949, Berlin remained divided into four sectors, with West Berlin surrounded by the GDR but lingering as a captivating showcase for Western values and goods. Following a failed Soviet attempt to expel the allies from West Berlin with a blockade in 1948–49, a second crisis ensued from 1958–61, during which the Soviet Union demanded once and for all the withdrawal of the Western powers and the transition of West Berlin to a "Free City." Ultimately Nikita Khrushchev decided to close the border in hopes of halting the overwhelming exodus of East Germans into the West. Tracing this path from a German perspective, Manfred Wilke draws on recently published conversations between Khrushchev and Walter Ulbricht, head of the East German state, in order to reconstruct the coordination process between these two leaders and the events that led to building the Berlin Wall.

Remembering The Cold War

Author: David Lowe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317912594
Size: 76.79 MB
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Remembering The Cold War from the Author: David Lowe. Remembering the Cold War examines how, more than two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cold War legacies continue to play crucial roles in defining national identities and shaping international relations around the globe. Given the Cold War’s blurred definition – it has neither a widely accepted commencement date nor unanimous conclusion - what is to be remembered? This book illustrates that there is, in fact, a huge body of ‘remembrance,’ and that it is more pertinent to ask: what should be included and what can be overlooked? Over five sections, this richly illustrated volume considers case studies of Cold War remembering from different parts of the world, and engages with growing theorisation in the field of memory studies, specifically in relation to war. David Lowe and Tony Joel afford careful consideration to agencies that identify with being ‘victims’ of the Cold War. In addition, the concept of arenas of articulation, which envelops the myriad spaces in which the remembering, commemorating, memorialising, and even revising of Cold War history takes place, is given prominence.

The Heritage Of War

Author: Martin Gegner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136673822
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The Heritage Of War from the Author: Martin Gegner. The Heritage of War is an interdisciplinary study of the ways in which heritage is mobilized in remembering war, and in reconstructing landscapes, political systems and identities after conflict. It examines the deeply contested nature of war heritage in a series of places and contexts, highlighting the modes by which governments, communities, and individuals claim validity for their own experiences of war, and the meanings they attach to them. From colonizing violence in South America to the United States’ Civil War, the Second World War on three continents, genocide in Rwanda and continuing divisions in Europe and the Middle East, these studies bring us closer to the very processes of heritage production. The Heritage of War uncovers the histories of heritage: it charts the constant social and political construction of heritage sites over time, by a series of different agents, and explores the continuous reworking of meaning into the present. What are the forces of contingency, agency and political power that produce, define and sustain the heritage of war? How do particular versions of the past and particular identities gain legitimacy, while others are marginalised? In this book contributors explore the active work by which heritage is produced and reproduced in a series of case studies of memorialization, battlefield preservation, tourism development, private remembering and urban reconstruction. These are the acts of making sense of war; they are acts that continue long after violent conflict itself has ended.