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Part of Greenwood's Daily Life through History series, Daily Life behind the Iron Curtain enables today's generations to understand what it was like for those living in Eastern Europe during the Cold War, particularly the period from 1961 to 1989, the era during which these people—East Germans in particular—lived in the imposing shadow of the Berlin Wall.

An introductory chapter discusses the Russian Revolution, the end of World War II, and the establishment of the Socialist state, clarifying the reasons for the construction of the Berlin Wall. Many historical anecdotes bring these past experiences to life, covering all aspects of life behind the Iron Curtain, including separation of families and the effects on family life, diet, rationing, media, clothing and trends, strict travel restrictions, defection attempts, and the evolving political climate. The final chapter describes Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin wall and the slow assimilation of East into West, and examines Europe after Communism.

Synopsis:

This compelling book describes how everyday people courageously survived under repressive Communist regimes until the voices and actions of rebellious individuals resulted in the fall of the Iron Curtain in Europe.

Synopsis:

• Offers a unique treatment on an important subject that is often studied from a political perspective

• Presents anecdotes of defection attempts and stories of family separation that help readers relate to, and think critically about, the material

• Includes a print and nonprint bibliography that directs users to a multitude of additional sources, including websites, blogs, and films

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ISBN:
9780313397622
Author:
Willis, Jim
Publisher:
Greenwood
Subject:
Former Soviet republics
Subject:
Russia-Post Soviet Republics
Copyright:
Series:
The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25
Pages:
243

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History and Social Science » Europe » Northwest Europe » Holland and the Netherlands
History and Social Science » Russia » Post Soviet Republics
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Historical Reference
History and Social Science » World History » Eastern Europe
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Product details 243 pages Greenwood - English 9780313397622 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This compelling book describes how everyday people courageously survived under repressive Communist regimes until the voices and actions of rebellious individuals resulted in the fall of the Iron Curtain in Europe.
"Synopsis" by , • Offers a unique treatment on an important subject that is often studied from a political perspective

• Presents anecdotes of defection attempts and stories of family separation that help readers relate to, and think critically about, the material

• Includes a print and nonprint bibliography that directs users to a multitude of additional sources, including websites, blogs, and films

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