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The Stasi: Myth and Reality

The Stasi: Myth and Reality

Mike Dennis, Norman Laporte
July 03, 2003

The East German Ministry of State Security, popularly known as the Stasi, was one of the largest and most intrusive secret police systems in world history. So extensive was the system of surveillance and control that in any given year throughout the 1970s and 1980s, about one in fifty of the 13...

The Radical Right in Germany: 1870 to the Present

The Radical Right in Germany: 1870 to the Present

Lee Mcgowan
February 14, 2003

The Radical Right has represented a major element in German politics and society throughout the history of the united country (i.e. since the 1870s), though the understandable concentration on the Third Reich (1933-45) has tended to distort the wider picture. This book explores the history of the...

The 1848 Revolutions in German-Speaking Europe

The 1848 Revolutions in German-Speaking Europe

H.J. Hahn
August 24, 2001

 In 1848 the continent of Europe was rocked by revolutions: only Great Britain and Russia remained relatively immune to the upheaval. Most spectacularly, the Revolutions swept across the German-speaking lands of central Europe, with the newly-released forces of nationalism and mass popular...

The Fall of the GDR

The Fall of the GDR

David Childs
February 19, 2001

The book charts the dramatic months leading to one of the most profound changes of the 20th century, the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the restoration of German unity in 1990. The author analyses the nature of Communist rule in the GDR over 40 years, its few strengths and its many...

Ethnic Minorities in 19th and 20th Century Germany: Jews, Gypsies, Poles, Turks and Others

Ethnic Minorities in 19th and 20th Century Germany: Jews, Gypsies, Poles, Turks and Others

Panikos Panayi
September 29, 2000

This is the first book to trace the history of all ethnic minorities in Germany during the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries. It argues that all of the different types of states in Germany since 1800 have displayed some level of hostility towards ethnic minorities. While this reached its peak...

Social Democracy and the Working Class: in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Germany

Social Democracy and the Working Class: in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Germany

Stefan Berger
November 22, 1999

This is a powerful and original survey of German social democracy breaks new ground in covering the movement's full span, from its origins after the French Revolution, to the present day. Stefan Berger looks beyond narrow party political history to relate Social Democracy to other working class...

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