The Resource Burned Bridge : how East and West Germans made the Iron Curtain, Edith Sheffer ; foreword by Peter Schneider

Burned Bridge : how East and West Germans made the Iron Curtain, Edith Sheffer ; foreword by Peter Schneider

Label
Burned Bridge : how East and West Germans made the Iron Curtain
Title
Burned Bridge
Title remainder
how East and West Germans made the Iron Curtain
Statement of responsibility
Edith Sheffer ; foreword by Peter Schneider
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The building of the Berlin Wall in 1961 shocked the world. Ever since, the image of this impenetrable barrier has been a central symbol of the Cold War. Based on vast research in untapped archival, oral, and private sources, this book reveals the hidden origins of the Iron Curtain, presenting it in a startling new light. Historian Edith Sheffer's in-depth account focuses on the intersection between two sister cities, Sonneberg and Neustadt bei Coburg, Germany's largest divided population outside Berlin. Sheffer demonstrates that as Soviet and American forces occupied each city after the Second World War, townspeople who historically had much in common quickly formed opposing interests and identities. Sheffer describes how smuggling, kidnapping, rape, and killing in the early postwar years led citizens to demand greater border control on both sides--long before East Germany fortified its 1,393-kilometer border with West Germany. Indeed, Sheffer shows that the physical border was not simply imposed by Cold War superpowers, but was in some part an improvised outgrowth of an anxious postwar society.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
943.087
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DD284.5.G3
LC item number
S54 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Burned Bridge : how East and West Germans made the Iron Curtain, Edith Sheffer ; foreword by Peter Schneider
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-342) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foundations : Burned Bridge -- Insecurity : border mayhem -- Inequality : economic divides -- Kickoff : political skirmishing -- Shock : border closure and deportation -- Shift : everyday boundaries -- Surveillance : individual controls -- Home : life in the prohibited zone -- Fault line : life in the fortifications -- Disconnect : East-West relations -- Epilogue : new divides
Control code
ocn784949417
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 357 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199876204
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b35679621
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)784949417
  • pebcs0199876207

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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