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Dissonant Lives: Generations and Violence Through the German Dictatorships

Mary Fulbrook


This book traces the ways in which Germans of different generations lived through periods of total war, radical social transformation, and the clash of competing ideologies, as Nazism was succeeded by Communism in East Germany. This book explores the experiences and perceptions of selected individuals, analysing the ways in which major historical events, and changing structures of constraint and opportunity, affected the course of their lives and their outlooks. How did those who lived through this terrible period in German history interpret, confront, and respond to the multiple challenges of ... More

Keywords: Germans, total war, radical social transformation, Nazism, German Democratic Republic, social structure, second dictatorship, East Germany

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199287208
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287208.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Fulbrook, author
Professor of German History, University College London