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Building the East German myth : historical mythology and youth propaganda in the German Democratic Republic, 1945-1989

Author: Alan L Nothnagle
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1999.
Series: Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Building the East German Myth examines the East German communist party's propagandistic treatment of German high culture, antifascism, "German-Soviet" friendship, and the German nationalist tradition."--Jacket.
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Nothnagle, Alan L., 1962-
Building the East German myth.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)654367533
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan L Nothnagle
ISBN: 0472109464 9780472109463
OCLC Number: 40338707
Description: 208 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Myth and propaganda in East Germany --
In Goethe's footsteps: the myth of Kultur --
"In the spirit of Ernst Thälmann": the antifascist myth --
"To be a German patriot means to be a friend of the Soviet Union": the myths of the great socialist Soviet Union and of the socialist Fatherland --
Afterword --
Index. Acknowledgments --
List of Abbreviations --
Myth and propaganda in East Germany --
In Goethe's footsteps: the myth of Kultur --
"In the spirit of Ernst Thälmann": the antifascist myth --
"To be a German patriot means to be a friend of the Soviet Union": the myths of the great socialist Soviet Union and of the socialist Fatherland --
Afterword --
Index.
Series Title: Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany.
Responsibility: Alan L. Nothnagle.
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