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作者 Jarausch, Konrad Hugo, author
書名 Broken lives : how ordinary Germans experienced the twentieth century / Konrad H. Jarausch
出版項 Princeton, New Jersey ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2018]
國際標準書號 9780691174587 (hardback)
069117458X (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  DD232 J37 2018    在架上    30560400638133
 人文社會聯圖  JN3971.A91 J36 2018    新書展示中    30610020594156
說明 xiii, 446 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-435) and index
Introduction: Narratives of German experiences -- PART I: PREWAR CHILDHOOD -- 1. Imperial ancestors -- 2. Weimar children -- 3. Nazi adolescents -- PART II: WARTIME YOUTH -- 4. Male violence -- 5. Female struggles -- 6. Victims' suffering -- PART III: POSTWAR ADULTHOOD -- 7. Defeat as new beginning -- 8. Democratic maturity -- 9. Communist disappointment -- Conclusion: Memories of fractured lives
"Broken Lives is a gripping account of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of ordinary Germans who came of age under Hitler and whose lives were scarred and sometimes destroyed by what they saw and did. Drawing on six dozen memoirs by the generation of Germans born in the 1920s, Konrad Jarausch chronicles the unforgettable stories of people who lived through the Third Reich, World War II, the Holocaust, and Cold War partition, but also participated in Germany's astonishing postwar recovery, reunification, and rehabilitation. Written decades after the events, these testimonies, many of them unpublished, look back on the mistakes of young people caught up in the Nazi movement. In many, early enthusiasm turns to deep disillusionment as the price of complicity with a brutal dictatorship--fighting at the front, aerial bombing at home, murder in the concentration camps-becomes clear. Bringing together the voices of men and women, perpetrators and victims, Broken Lives reveals the intimate human details of historical events and offers new insights about persistent questions. Why did so many Germans support Hitler through years of wartime sacrifice and Nazi inhumanity? How did they finally distance themselves from this racist dictatorship and come to embrace human rights? Jarausch argues that this generation's focus on its own suffering, often maligned by historians, ultimately led to a more critical understanding of national identity-one that helped transform Germany from a military aggressor into a pillar of European democracy"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Political culture -- Germany
Germany -- History -- 20th century
Germany -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Germany -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Germans -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Political culture -- Germany
Germany -- History -- 20th century
Germany -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Economic history. fast (OCoLC)fst00901974
Political culture. fast (OCoLC)fst01069263
Social conditions. fast (OCoLC)fst01919811
Germany. fast (OCoLC)fst01210272
Alltag gnd
Lebenslauf gnd
Nationalbewusstsein gnd
Deutschland gnd
1900-1999 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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