After the Fall of the WallAfter the Fall of the Wall



Second, the recruitment pool for elite and upper service class positions in East
Germany after 1989 has "naturally" included West Germans. And indeed, such a
West German "import" has taken place and cannot be neglected. The Potsdamer
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Author: Martin Diewald

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804779457

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The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was the beginning of one of the most interesting natural experiments in recent history. The East German transition from a Communist state to part of the Federal Republic of Germany abruptly created a new social order as old institutions were abolished and new counterparts imported. This unique situation provides an exceptional opportunity to examine the central tenets of life course sociology. The empirical chapters of this book draw a comprehensive picture of life course transformation, demonstrating how the combination of life course dynamics coupled with an extraordinary pace of system change affect individual lives. How much turbulence was created by the transition and how much stability was preserved? How did the qualifications and resources acquired before 1989 influence the fortunes in the restructured economy? How did the privatization and reorganization of firms impact individuals? Did the transformation experiences differ by age/cohort and gender? How stable were social networks at work and in the family? Were personality characteristics important mediators of post-1989 success or failure or were they rather changed by them? How specific were the East German life trajectories in comparison with Poland and West-Germany?

After the Berlin WallAfter the Berlin Wall



Drawing on an extensive range of archival sources and interviews, this book profiles key memory activists who have fought to commemorate the history of the Berlin Wall and examines their role in the creation of a new German national ...

Author: Hope M. Harrison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107627400

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The history and meaning of the Berlin Wall remain controversial, even three decades after its fall. Drawing on an extensive range of archival sources and interviews, this book profiles key memory activists who have fought to commemorate the history of the Berlin Wall and examines their role in the creation of a new German national narrative. With victims, perpetrators and heroes, the Berlin Wall has joined the Holocaust as an essential part of German collective memory. Key Wall anniversaries have become signposts marking German views of the past, its relevance to the present, and the complicated project of defining German national identity. Considering multiple German approaches to remembering the Wall via memorials, trials, public ceremonies, films, and music, this revelatory work traces how global memory of the Wall has impacted German memory policy. It depicts the power and fragility of state-backed memory projects, and the potential of such projects to reconcile or divide.

I Leap Over The Wall Contrasts And Impressions After Twenty Eight Years In A ConventI Leap Over The Wall Contrasts And Impressions After Twenty Eight Years In A Convent



I am not the first member of my family to leap over a wall. Nearly four hundred
years ago, my ancestor, Thomas Baldwin of Diddlebury, leaped to freedom from
behind the walls of the Tower of London, where he had been imprisoned for
taking ...

Author: Monica Baldwin

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473350519

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Behind the Berlin WallBehind the Berlin Wall



Patrick Major explores how the border closure affected ordinary East Germans, from workers and farmers to teenagers and even party members, 'caught out' by Sunday the Thirteenth.

Author: Patrick Major

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199605106

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On 13 August 1961 eighteen million East Germans awoke to find themselves walled in by an edifice which was to become synonymous with the Cold War: the Berlin Wall. Patrick Major explores how the border closure affected ordinary East Germans, from workers and farmers to teenagers and even party members, 'caught out' by Sunday the Thirteenth.

The German ComedyThe German Comedy



This work introduces us, by means of a series of vignettes, to the changes, large and small, that have taken place in Germany since the dismantling of the Wall.

Author: Peter Schneider

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1850433682

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This work introduces us, by means of a series of vignettes, to the changes, large and small, that have taken place in Germany since the dismantling of the Wall. The author argues that the real fear about the new Germany is not the rise of neo-Nazism, but of a cult of righteousness, with its concomitant mistrust of foreigners and especially the threat of the creation of a moral vacuum for a nation so intent on forgetting the ghosts that haunt its past.

Born in the GdrBorn in the Gdr



The real life stories of eight East Germans caught up in the dramatic transition from Communism to Capitalism by the fall of the Berlin Wall - and what they feel about life after the Wall.

Author: Hester Vaizey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198718741

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The changes that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 were particularly dramatic for East Germans. With the German Democratic Republic effectively taken over by West Germany in the reunification process, nothing in their lives was immune from change and upheaval: from the way they voted, the newspapers they read, to the brand of butter they bought. But what was it really like to go from living under communism one minute, to capitalism the next? What did the East Germans make of capitalism? And how do they remember the GDR today? Are their memories dominated by fear and loathing of the Stasi state, or do they look back with a measure of fondness and regret on a world of guaranteed employment and a relatively low cost of living? This is the story of eight citizens of the former German Democratic Republic, and how these dramatic changes affected them. All of the people in the book were born in East Germany after the Berlin Wall was put up in August 1961, so they knew nothing other than living in a socialist system when the GDR fell apart. Their stories provide a fascinating insight not only into everyday life in East Germany, but about how this now-vanished state is remembered today, a quarter of a century after the fall of the Wall.

The Past All Around UsThe Past All Around Us



About 20 years after the Wall was finished , The scale of the undertaking was
enormous , another - Antonine ' s Wall ( see pp . 28 – 29 ) - was needing vast
resources of money and manpower , built about 100 miles to the north , by
Hadrian ' s ...

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Post WallPost Wall



Spohr elegantly weaves together the Western and Asian timelines to revelatory effect, by contrasting events in Berlin and Moscow with the story in Beijing, where the pro-democracy movement was brutally suppressed by Deng Xiaoping.

Author: Kristina Spohr

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 0008280096

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'A gripping and compelling account.... The peaceful ending of the Cold War between West and East remains one of the greatest achievements of modern statecraft' CHRISTOPHER ANDREW, Literary Review This landmark global study makes us rethink what happened when the Cold War ended and our present era was born. The world changed dramatically as the Berlin Wall fell and protest turned to massacre in Tiananmen Square. Now, with deft analysis and a wealth of newly declassified archival sources, historian Kristina Spohr offers a bold and novel interpretation of the revolutionary upheaval of 1989 and, how in its aftermath, a new world order was forged without major conflict. The Post-Wall world, Spohr argues, was brought about in significant measure through the determined diplomacy of a small cohort of international leaders. They engaged in tough but cooperative negotiation and worked together to reinvent the institutions of the Cold War. Exploring this extraordinary historical moment, Spohr offers a major reappraisal of US President George H. W. Bush and innovative assessments of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and President François Mitterrand of France. But the transformation of Europe must be understood in global context. Spohr elegantly weaves together the Western and Asian timelines to revelatory effect, by contrasting events in Berlin and Moscow with the story in Beijing, where the pro-democracy movement was brutally suppressed by Deng Xiaoping. Post Square, he pushed through China's very different Communist reinvention. Meticulously researched and brilliantly original, Post Wall, Post Square provides an authoritative contemporary history of those crucial hinge years of 1989-1992 and their implications for our times. The world of Putin, Trump and Xi, with a fractious European Union, rogue states and the crisis of mass migration has its roots in the global exit from the Cold War.

The TunnelsThe Tunnels



The Tunnels is breaking history, a propulsive read whose themes still reverberate.

Author: Greg Mitchell

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9781101903865

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A thrilling Cold War narrative of superpower showdowns, media suppression, and two escape tunnels beneath the Berlin Wall. In the summer of 1962, the year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of young West Germans risked prison, Stasi torture, and even death to liberate friends, lovers, and strangers in East Berlin by digging tunnels under the Wall. Then two U.S. television networks heard about the secret projects and raced to be first to document them from the inside. NBC and CBS funded two separate tunnels in return for the right to film the escapes, planning spectacular prime-time specials. President John F. Kennedy, however, was wary of anything that might spark a confrontation with the Soviets, having said, “A wall is better than a war,” and even confessing to Secretary of State Dean Rusk, “We don’t care about East Berlin.” JFK approved unprecedented maneuvers to quash both documentaries, testing the limits of a free press in an era of escalating nuclear tensions. As Greg Mitchell’s riveting narrative unfolds, we meet extraordinary characters: the legendary cyclist who became East Germany’s top target for arrest; the Stasi informer who betrays the “CBS tunnel”; the American student who aided the escapes; an engineer who would later help build the tunnel under the English channel; and the young East Berliner who fled with her baby, then married one of the tunnelers. The Tunnels captures the chilling reach of the Stasi secret police as U.S. networks prepared to “pay for play” but were willing to cave to official pressure, the White House was eager to suppress historic coverage, and ordinary people in dire circumstances became subversive. The Tunnels is breaking history, a propulsive read whose themes still reverberate.

A Study of Lateral Pressures on Basement Walls Due to Swelling SoilsA Study of Lateral Pressures on Basement Walls Due to Swelling Soils



(After Ahmed, 1967). ... (After Skempton, 1961). ... with depth for cohesive
nonswelling soil (CNS) only, swelling expansive soil only, and swelling
expansive soil with various thicknesses of CNS between the wall and the
expansive soil. (After ...

Author: Warren K. Wray

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ISBN: UOM:39015086521401

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PaperPaper



At Re = 30 , 000 , the Sherwood number on the top wall has a uniform periodic
distribution between ribs in the flow direction , until just before entering the 180°
turn , After the turn , the Sherwood numbers still show the similar periodic ...

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Journal of the Institution of Civil EngineersJournal of the Institution of Civil Engineers



Dredging was carried out over the full width between walls . ( j ) After 14.3 years ,
or 9.64 years after completing the scheme , a full survey was made , a partial
reproduction of which is shown in Fig . 8 , Plate 2 . Following the test described ...

Author: Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)

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ISBN: UOM:39015021285468

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House GardenHouse Garden



This depends largely is buying a house or is living in one where stantly wet
cellars and foundation walls upon the amount ... due to the repellent after the wall
has set and the tem It has long been customary to finish present day efficiency
which ...

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