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Author Vaizey, Hester, 1981-

Title Born in the GDR. Life in the shadow of the Wall / Hester Vaizey
Published Corby : Oxford University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (320 pages)
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. 0But 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 low living costs?
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Subject Historic preservation -- Europe -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191028827 (electronic bk.)
9780191028823 (electronic bk.)