The Collapse of East German Communism: The Year the Wall Came Down, 1989

Synopsis

This book focuses on a key aspect of the "German question"--the problem of German national identity and communist ideology in their historical perspective since 1945 and their immediate clash in the downfall of the GDR regime in 1989. The book's theme might be summarized as German identity recovered. In four decades of existence, the GDR did not succeed in fostering a separate social or political identity, and thus an underlying difficulty of the state was never resolved. This book in part an eyewitness account of one of Europe's most startling transformations.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1992