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

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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
Contributor
Subject
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
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sheffer, Edith
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DD284.5.G3
LC item number
S54 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schneider, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Germany (East)
  • Germany (West)
  • Neustadt bei Coburg (Germany)
  • Sonneberg (Thuringia, Germany)
  • Boundaries
  • Germany
Label
Burned Bridge : how East and West Germans made the Iron Curtain, Edith Sheffer ; foreword by Peter Schneider
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-342) and index
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 357 p.
Isbn
9780199737048
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011005112
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 3898620-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3898620
  • (Sirsi) o701622846
  • (OCoLC)701622846
Label
Burned Bridge : how East and West Germans made the Iron Curtain, Edith Sheffer ; foreword by Peter Schneider
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-342) and index
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 357 p.
Isbn
9780199737048
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011005112
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 3898620-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3898620
  • (Sirsi) o701622846
  • (OCoLC)701622846

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