Aftermath (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
400
Utgivningsdatum
2021-06-17
Förlag
Ebury Publishing
Översättare
Shaun Whiteside
ISBN
9780753557877
Aftermath (häftad)

Aftermath

Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich, 1945-1955

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Häftad Engelska, 2021-06-17
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'Absolutely extraordinary. Every page stops you dead with insight and revelation' James Hawes

'A fascinating account of a forgotten moment in Europe's history, of utter desperation leading to tentative hope' Simon Jenkins


Germany, 1945: A country in ruins. Cities have been reduced to rubble and more than half of the population are where they do not belong or do not want to be. How can a functioning society ever emerge from this chaos?

In bombed-out Berlin, Ruth Andreas-Friedrich, journalist and member of the Nazi resistance, warms herself by a makeshift stove and records in her diary how a frenzy of expectation and industriousness grips the city. The Americans send Hans Habe, a Hungarian Jewish journalist and US army soldier, to the frontline of psychological warfare - tasked with establishing a newspaper empire capable of remoulding the minds of the Germans. The philosopher Hannah Arendt returns to the country she fled to find a population gripped by a manic loquaciousness, but faces a deafening wall of silence at the mention of the Holocaust.

Aftermath is nuanced panorama of a nation undergoing monumental change. 1945 to 1955 was a raw, wild decade poised between two eras that proved decisive for Germany's future - and one starkly different to how most of us imagine it today. Featuring black and white photographs and posters from post-war Germany - some beautiful, some revelatory, some shocking - Aftermath evokes an immersive portrait of a society corrupted, demoralised and freed - all at the same time.
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