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The Nazi-fascist new order for European culture
Martin, Benjamin George, author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016
Introduction: A new cultural order for Europe -- Creating cultural networks -- Cooperation or capitulation? -- The European character of the German-Italian Axis -- A radicalized, "pure" inter-nationalism -- New orders in Berlin and Rome -- European culture under German hegemony -- The uses and disadvantages of a völkisch European culture -- Conclusion: International culture as an ideological battleground.

During World War II, Nazi-fascist cultural organizations brought writers, filmmakers, and composers together at international conferences where intellectuals celebrated a nationalist and anti-Semitic vision of European culture and pursued the continent-wide reform of the legal and economic bases of European culture. The Nazi-Fascist New Order for European Culture charts the origins, successes, and collapse of the Axis's pan-European cultural institutions. It analyzes their core ideas, charts their internal rivalries, and reveals the complex dynamic of cooperation and competition between the Germans and the Italians that stood at the heart of the project.--
Baker Berry DD256.6 .M37 2016

Helmut Schmidt : die späten Jahre
Karlauf, Thomas, author
München : Siedler, 2016
Baker Berry DD260.85 .K37 2016

Erich Honecker : das Leben davor : 1912-1945
Sabrow, Martin, author
München : C.H. Beck, [2016]
Baker Berry DD287.7.H66 S23 2016

Forty autumns : a family's story of courage and survival on both sides of the Berlin Wall
Willner, Nina, 1961- author
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Family and historical chronology -- Family tree -- PART ONE -- The Handover : End of War (1945) -- An Iron Curtain Descends : Cold War Begins (1945-1946) -- "If You Want to Get Out, Do It Soon" : Close Calls and Escapes (1946-1948) -- Flight : A Small Suitcase and The Final Escape (August 11, 1948) -- PART TWO -- Two Castles : Out of the Whirlwind (1948-1949) -- A Sister Born in the East : The Stasi Takes Control (1949-1952) -- "We Want To Be Free" : A Workers' Uprising (1953) -- The Visit : Sisters Meet (1954) -- Life Normalizes in a Police State : A Courtship (1955-1957) -- The Fur Coat : Last Meeting (1958-1959) -- PART THREE -- "A Wall Will Keep the Enemy Out" : A Wall to Keep the People In (1960-1961) -- The Family Wall : Oma's Faith and Opa's Defiance (1962-1965) -- Only Party Members Succeed : "We Have Each Other" (1966-1969) -- A Message With No Words : Oma's Love from Afar (1970-1974) -- Dissidents and Troublemakers : Opa Committed (1975-1977) -- A Light Shines : "Our Souls Are Free" (1977) -- A Surprise from America : Innocence (1978-1980) -- Paradise Bungalow : Refuge and Solace (1980-1982) -- PART FOUR -- Assignment: Berlin : Intelligence Operations (1982-1984) -- Face-to-Face with Honecker : Mission in Ludwigslust (1984-1985) -- Beyond the Checkpoint : Passage (1985) -- Imagine : The Road Ahead (1986) -- "Tear Down This Wall" : Winds of Change (1987-1988) -- "Gorby, Save Us!" : A Nation Crumbles (1989) -- The World is Stunned : "Schabowski Said We Can!" or The Wall Falls (November 9, 1989) -- Dawn : TK (Autumn 1989) -- Reunion and Rebirth : TK (1990- 2013) -- Epilogue -- Glossary -- Author's Note.

"In this illuminating and deeply moving memoir, a former American military intelligence officer goes beyond traditional Cold War espionage tales to tell the true story of her family--of five women separated by the Iron Curtain for more than forty years, and their miraculous reunion after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Forty Autumns makes visceral the pain and longing of one family forced to live apart in a world divided by two. At twenty, Hanna escaped from East to West Germany. But the price of freedom--leaving behind her parents, eight siblings, and family home--was heartbreaking. Uprooted, Hanna eventually moved to America, where she settled down with her husband and had children of her own. Growing up near Washington, D.C., Hanna's daughter, Nina Willner became the first female Army intelligence officer to lead sensitive intelligence operations in East Berlin at the height of the Cold War. Though only a few miles separated American Nina and her German relatives--grandmother Oma, Aunt Heidi, and cousin, Cordula, a member of the East German Olympic training team--a bitter political war kept them apart. In Forty Autumns, Nina recounts her family's story--five ordinary lives buffeted by circumstances beyond their control. She takes us deep into the tumultuous and terrifying world of East Germany under Communist rule, revealing both the cruel reality her relatives endured and her own experiences as an intelligence officer, running secret operations behind the Berlin Wall that put her life at risk. A personal look at a tenuous era that divided a city and a nation, and continues to haunt us, Forty Autumns is an intimate and beautifully written story of courage, resilience, and love--of five women whose spirits could not be broken, and who fought to preserve what matters most: family. Forty Autumns is illustrated with dozens of black-and-white and color photographs"--
Baker Berry DD281.5 .W56 2016

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