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Demolition on Karl Marx Square : cultural barbarism and the people's state in 1968

Author: Andrew Demshuk
Publisher: New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The 1968 demolition of Leipzig's medieval University Church represents an essential turning point in relations between Communist authorities and the people they claimed to serve. The largest East German protest between the 1953 Uprising and 1989 Revolution, this intimate story clarifies how the dictatorial system operated and lost public belief"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Demshuk
ISBN: 9780190645120 0190645121
OCLC Number: 1026766850
Description: xvi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A brief chronology: Augustus Square-Karl Marx Square --
Missed chances, 1949-1959 --
Outrage at the exhibition of 1960 --
Demolitions and dread, 1961-1964 --
The buildup to detonation in 1968 --
Total disconnect, 1968-1988 --
Epilogue: The unmasterable memory site --
Glossary of leading figures.
Responsibility: Andrew Demshuk.

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