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Behind the Berlin Wall : East Germany and the frontiers of power

Author: Patrick Major
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st publ. in paperbackView all editions and formats
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On 13 August 1961 eighteen million East Germans awoke to find themselves walled in by an edifice which was to become synonymous with the Cold War: the Berlin Wall. Patrick Major explores how the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Major
ISBN: 9780199243280 019924328X 9780199605101 0199605106
OCLC Number: 802654661
Description: XII, [2], 321 s. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction ; PART I: BEFORE THE WALL 1945-61 ; 2. East Germany's Dual Crisis: Politics and Economics on the Eve of the Wall ; 3. Crossing the Line: Republikflucht between Defection and Migration ; 4. Holding the Line: Policing the Open Border ; PART II: BEHIND THE WALL 1961-89 ; 5. Walled In: 13 August 1961 ; 6. In the Shadow of the Wall ; 7. Wanderlust: Travel, Emigration and the Movement ; PART III: BEYOND THE WALL ; 8. The Fall of the Wall: 9 November 1989 ; 9. Seeking Closure: Remembering the Wall
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