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Miracle Years A Cultural History of West Germany, 1949-1968

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ISBN-10: 0691058202

ISBN-13: 9780691058207

Edition: 2001

Authors: Hanna Schissler

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Stereotypical descriptions showcase West Germany as an "economic miracle" or cast it in the narrow terms of Cold War politics. Such depictions neglect how material hardship preceded success and how a fascist past and communist sibling complicated the country's image as a bastion of democracy. Even more disappointing, they brush over a rich and variegated cultural history. That history is told here by leading scholars of German history, literature, and film in what is destined to become the volume on postwar West German culture and society.In it, we read about the lives of real people--from German children fathered by black Occupation soldiers to communist activists, from surviving Jews to…    
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/3/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Writing about 1950s West Germany
The Weight of the Past, New Beginnings, and the Construction of National Memory
Introduction
The Hour of the Woman: Memories of Germany's ""Crisis Years"" and West German National Identity
Survivors of Totalitarianism: Returning POWs and the Reconstruction of Masculine Citizenship in West Germany, 1945-1955
Remembering the War in a N