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

St German Society MOBI #224 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 People's State East German Society MOBI #224 the East German people as actors in their own history. 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 reuestingsuggesting aid to social ills as memorably illustrated in Goodbye Lenin with the mother s letter writing on behalf of residents of her tower block which did to an extent effect the focus of DDR Government programmes creating a kind of almost there democratic response system to social ills that didn t transgress the official desiresOverall the impression this book gave me if one holds one s nose as to the well documented crimes of the regime is that the DDR s communist leadership while trying to maintain their own control did seem to have a genuine desire to look after their people but the lag effect of so unevolving a system as a one party gerontocracy meant that at any one time the state was busily dealing with the last generation s problems and so unable to prevent disuiet from growing in the current Burning Attraction 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 The Numbers Game reinstate People's State East German Society MOBI #224 the East German people as actors in their own history. 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 Tall man riding. reuestingsuggesting aid to social ills as memorably illustrated in Goodbye Lenin with the mother s letter writing on behalf of The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory residents of her tower block which did to an extent effect the focus of DDR Government programmes creating a kind of almost there democratic The Big Golden Book of Poetry response system to social ills that didn t transgress the official desiresOverall the impression this book gave me if one holds one s nose as to the well documented crimes of the NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW regime is that the DDR s communist leadership while trying to maintain their own control did seem to have a genuine desire to look after their people but the lag effect of so unevolving a system as a one party gerontocracy meant that at any one time the state was busily dealing with the last generation s problems and so unable to prevent disuiet from growing in the current

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

Unities 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 People's State East PDFEPUB #182 She examines changing conceptions of normality within an authoritarian political People's State Ea. Not bad but the bias was definitely over the top at some points despite the rave reviews about this book being neutral It also works off of the premise that capitalism is good Points for discussing de nazification women s rights and the eingaben though

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What was State East Epub #221 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 many East Germans remembered their lives The People's ePUB #192 as interesting varied and full of educational career and leisure opport. 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


About the Author: Mary Fulbrook

Mary Jean State East Epub Ý Alexandra Fulbrook née Wilson is a British academic historian and author Since she has been Professor of German History at University College London She is a noted researcher in a wide range of fields including religion and society in early modern Europe the German dictatorships of the twentieth The People's ePUB À century Europe after the Holocaust and historiography and social theory.



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

  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 also works off of the premise that capitalism is good Points for discussing de nazification women's rights and the eingaben though

  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 of social history in this

  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 something Honecker probab

  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 vi

  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 lead perfectly ordinary lives Ordinary within the context of the Wall and the Stasi that is Fulbrook calls it a participatory dictatorship As long as you stayed away from certain taboo topics freedom to travel to the West freedom of expression you were fine I would have rated this book hig

  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 state

  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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