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The Resource Behind the wall : the inner life of Communist Germany, by Hans-Joachim Maaz ; translated from the German by Margot Bettauer Dembo

Behind the wall : the inner life of Communist Germany, by Hans-Joachim Maaz ; translated from the German by Margot Bettauer Dembo

Label
Behind the wall : the inner life of Communist Germany
Title
Behind the wall
Title remainder
the inner life of Communist Germany
Statement of responsibility
by Hans-Joachim Maaz ; translated from the German by Margot Bettauer Dembo
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
In Behind the Wall, East German psychiatrist Hans-Joachim Maaz reveals why the most difficult problem of adjustment after the fall of Communism in East Germany, as in the former Soviet Union, is not political or economic but psychological. In his impassioned account, based on his work with 5,000 patients in the last decade of the Communist regime, he describes the pervasive fear, historical amnesia, and "blocked emotionality" of life in the former Communist state. These deprivations, he argues, have only worsened the rigidity and compulsiveness that were already present in the German character. The author is also concerned that Germany, in its rush to reunification, has not done the proper reckoning with its Nazi past. Behind the Wall is a devastating look at how forty years of repressive Communist rule crippled the psychological life of people in Eastern Germany. At the same time it is a warning that the two Germanies, in their rush to reunification, have failed to come to grips with their separate - and inextricably linked - pasts
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maaz, Hans-Joachim
Dewey number
155.8/9431
Index
index present
LC call number
DD281
LC item number
.M3313 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, East German
  • Socialism
  • Germany (East)
Label
Behind the wall : the inner life of Communist Germany, by Hans-Joachim Maaz ; translated from the German by Margot Bettauer Dembo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Norman M. Naimark -- "Socialism As It Really Exists": A Repressive System -- The Consequences of Repression -- Compensating for the Deficiency Syndrome -- The Psychology of the "Wende" -- Unification of the Two German States as a Sociopsychological Problem
Control code
ocm30359096
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 226 pages
Isbn
9780393033649
Lccn
94015869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)30359096
Label
Behind the wall : the inner life of Communist Germany, by Hans-Joachim Maaz ; translated from the German by Margot Bettauer Dembo
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Norman M. Naimark -- "Socialism As It Really Exists": A Repressive System -- The Consequences of Repression -- Compensating for the Deficiency Syndrome -- The Psychology of the "Wende" -- Unification of the Two German States as a Sociopsychological Problem
Control code
ocm30359096
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 226 pages
Isbn
9780393033649
Lccn
94015869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)30359096

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