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Published: 23 April 2020

320 Pages | 31 black and white figures/illustrations


ISBN: 9780198856146

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Local Lives, Parallel Histories

Villagers and Everyday Life in the Divided Germany

Marcel Thomas

Studies in German History

  • Explores the imposition of two very different social and political systems in divided Germany from a bottom-up perspective, using oral history interviews and new archival sources from two case-study villages
  • Offers the first comparative study of the transformation of rural localities in the divided Germany
  • Challenges common understanding of rural localities as the traditional 'other' in modern society

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