BOOKS RECEIVED: Lars Karl and Pavel Skopal, “Cinema in Service of the State: Perspectives on Film Culture in the GDR and Czechoslovakia, 1945-1960” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The national cinemas of Czechoslovakia and East Germany were two of the most vital sites of filmmaking in the Eastern Bloc, and over the course of two decades, they contributed to and were shaped… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christian Wicke, “Helmut Kohl’s Quest for Normality: His Representation of the German Nation and Himself ” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley During his political career, Helmut Kohl used his own life story to promote a normalization of German nationalism and to overcome the stigma of the Nazi period. In the context of the cold war… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Frank Bosch, “Mass Media and Historical Change: Germany in International Perspective, 1400 to the Present” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Media influenced politics, culture, and everyday life long before the invention of the Internet. This book shows how the advent of new media has changed societies in modern history, focusing not on the specifics… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christoph Kreutzmuller, “Final Sale in Berlin: The Destruction of Jewish Commercial Activity, 1930-1945” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Before the Nazis took power, Jewish business people in Berlin thrived alongside their non-Jewish neighbors. But Nazi racism changed that, gradually destroying Jewish businesses before murdering the Jews themselves. Reconstructing the fate of more… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Quinn Slobodian, “Comrades of Color: East Germany in the Cold War World” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In keeping with the tenets of socialist internationalism, the political culture of the German Democratic Republic strongly emphasized solidarity with the non-white world: children sent telegrams to Angela Davis in prison, workers made contributions… Read More
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