Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 May 2004

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719069819

Bookseller Code (06)


Making of the GDR, 1945-53

Gareth Pritchard

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A ground-breaking analysis of the Stalinisation of East Germany in the period of 1945 to 1953
  • Focuses on the social roots of the emerging dictatorship rather than explaining the creation of the GDR in terms of high politics and of Soviet foreign policy
  • Tells a powerful human story in which the aspirations of antifascists and Socialists were manipulated and ultimately betrayed by Stalinism