Tag Archives: East Germany

Book Review: Leben in Preußen

Leben in Preußen Noa, Wolfgang 1983, Aufbau Verlag, Berlin This was one of four East German books selected by S. for me in a second-hand bookshop in Berlin and sent hand by hand via a chain of personal acquaintances from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jahrgang 1934

Jahrgang 1934 Kirsch, Hans-Christian Verlag Herder, Freiburg, 1964 This book chronicles the development of possibly the most damaged generation in modern history, the Germans born in 1934.  The 14 stories, based loosely around the life of “Ken,” are individually very … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ingrid Babendererde

Ingrid Babendererde / Reifeprüfung 1953 Johnson, Uwe Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt a. M., 1985 Ingrid, Klaus, and Jürgen, early summer, 1953, in a small city in Mecklenburg.  Three friends, top students all, in the final days before their Abi with thoughts … Continue reading

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