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Dissonant LivesGenerations and Violence Through the German Dictatorships$
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Mary Fulbrook

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199287208

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287208.001.0001

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Who was who in the GDR—and why?

Who was who in the GDR—and why?

The shifting formation of generations after 1945

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(p.247) 6 Who was who in the GDR—and why?
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Dissonant Lives
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Mary Fulbrook

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287208.003.0006

This chapter examines the history of the German generations after the war in 1945. It analyses how the Nazi dictatorship influenced the later communist regime in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and the success of the Federal Republic of Germany in overcoming its dictatorial past. It also discusses the adults' interpretation of their past in the two new German states, the patterns of generation formation among those younger than the concentration camp generation and the role of the 1929ers in new generation formation in the GDR.

Keywords:   German generations, GDR, Federal Republic of Germany, concentration camp generation, 1929ers

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