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Divided village : the Cold War in the German borderlands

Title
Divided village : the Cold War in the German borderlands / Jason B. Johnson.
ISBN
9780415793773
0415793777
9781315210896
Publication
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
Physical Description
x, 233 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Summary
"In 1983, then-US Vice President George H.W. Bush delivered a speech in London. He had just been in West Berlin and spoke about his first visit to the Berlin Wall. Bush then went on to describe another German wall he saw after Berlin: 'If anything, that wall was an even greater obscenity than its eponym to the north.' The story of that wall is a fascinating and valuable slice of the history of post-war Europe. That wall had gone up nearly two hundred miles southwest of Berlin at the edge of divided Germany, in the tiny, remote farming village of Mödlareuth. For nearly half the twentieth century, the Iron Curtain divided Mödlareuth in two. In this little valley surrounded by forests and fields, the villagers of Mödlareuth found themselves on the literal front-line of the Cold War. The East German state gradually militarized the border through the community while eastern villagers exhibited a range of responses to cope with their changing circumstances, reflective of the variable nature of the Cold War border through Germany: along the Iron Curtain, the size and isolation of the divided place influenced the local character of the division"--Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 18, 2017
Series
Routledge studies in modern European history ; 44.
Routledge studies in modern European history ; 44
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction: Eerie
Calamity, 1945-52
Elimination, 1952
Fighting mood, 1952-60
Admonition, 1960-61
Bleak, 1961-89
Ass of the world, 1961-89
Epilogue: Dream.
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