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Tailoring truth : politicizing the past and negotiating memory in East Germany, 1945-1990

Author: Jon Berndt Olsen
Publisher: New York : Berghahn, ©2015.
Series: Studies in contemporary European history, 15.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"By looking at state-sponsored memory projects, such as memorials, commemorations, and historical museums, this book reveals that the East German communist regime obsessively monitored and attempted to control public representations of the past to legitimize its rule. It demonstrates that the regime's approach to memory politics was not stagnant, but rather evolved over time to meet different demands and potential  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Berndt Olsen
ISBN: 1322950784 9781322950785 9781782385721 178238572X
OCLC Number: 903317162
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 262 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Mobilizing memory in the Soviet occupation zone --
The politics of state memory --
Emotional bonds --
Broadening the historical roots of the state narrative --
The erosion of state memory culture in the GDR.
Series Title: Studies in contemporary European history, 15.
Responsibility: Jon Berndt Olsen.

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"By looking at state-sponsored memory projects, such as memorials, commemorations, and historical museums, this book reveals that the East German communist regime obsessively monitored and attempted to control public representations of the past to legitimize its rule. It demonstrates that the regime's approach to memory politics was not stagnant, but rather evolved over time to meet different demands and potential threats to its legitimacy. Ultimately the party found it increasingly difficult to control the public portrayal of the past, and some dissidents were able to turn the party's memory politics against the state to challenge its claims of moral authority"--Provided by publisher.

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