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Published: 24 April 2014

384 Pages | 34 halftones


ISBN: 9780199314614

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Burned Bridge

How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain

Edith Sheffer

  • Winner of the Paul Birdsall Prize of the American Historical Association and the Keller-Sierra Prize of the Western Association of Women Historians
  • Details the contribution of local populations in both East and West to the construction and maintenance of the Iron Curtain.
  • Underscores the porousness of the barrier dividing Communist bloc and the West.
  • Based on never-before-used archival documents.
  • Foreword by Peter Schneider, author of The Wall Jumper.