Friendship, Power, And Everyday Life (eBook)
Stories Of A Group Of German Women, 1937-2000
de Phil Leask
Sobre o livro
Across half a century, from the division of Germany through the end of the Cold War, a cohort of thirty women from the small German town of Schönebeck in what used to be the GDR circulated among themselves a remarkable collective archive of their lives: aRundbrief, or bulletin, containing hundreds of letters and photographs. This book draws on that unprecedented resource, complemented by a set of interviews, to paint a rich portrait of ordinary life in postwar Germany. It shows how these womenwhether reflecting on their experiences as Nazi-era schoolchildren or witnessing reunificationwere united by their complex interactions with official power and their commitment to sustaining a shared German identity as they made the most of their everyday lives in both the GDR and the Federal Republic.