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Published: 27 September 2017

272 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190645120

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Demolition on Karl Marx Square

Cultural Barbarism and the People's State in 1968

Andrew Demshuk

  • Accesses many previously untapped sources, not least a host of files from the East German Stasi archives (BStU)
  • The first critical and English-language assessment of the largest protest movement in East German history between the 1953 uprising and 1989 revolution, in the turbulent year of 1968 (which was previously said to have passed without real incident in East Germany)
  • Provides a gripping story that illustrates how a diverse cast of human beings sought to articulate their concerns under a tyrannical system, restoring their voices in the historical narrative and humanizing the history of East Germany.