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Published: 09 June 2011

528 Pages


ISBN: 9780199287208

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Dissonant Lives

Generations and Violence Through the German Dictatorships

Mary Fulbrook

  • How Germans of different generations experienced the challenges of total war, radical social transformation, and the Nazi and Communist dictatorships
  • Analyses the ways in which these tumultuous historical events affected people's outlooks and the course of their lives
  • Provides vivid insights into the character of life in the Third Reich and the GDR through the use of a wide range of material, including diaries, letters, and autobiographical materials
  • Sets the life stories of a range of individuals of different backgrounds and ages into the wider context of their times

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