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Ulbrichts Rundfunkmann

Author : Ronald Friedmann
ISBN : UOM:39015066838882
Genre : Broadcasters
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Category: Broadcasters

Stalin S American Spy

Author : Tony Sharp
ISBN : 9781849044967
Genre : Political Science
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Stalin's American Spy tells the remarkable story of Noel Field, a Soviet agent in the US State Department in the mid-1930s. Lured to Prague in May 1949, he was kidnapped and handed over to the Hungarian secret police. Tortured by them and interrogated too by their Soviet superiors, Field's forced 'confessions' were manipulated by Stalin and his East European satraps to launch a devastating series of show-trials that led to the imprisonment and judicial murder of numerous Czechoslovak, German, Polish and Hungarian party members. Yet there were other events in his very strange career that could give rise to the suspicion that Field was an American spy who had infiltrated the Communist movement at the behest of Allen Dulles, the wartime OSS chief in Switzerland who later headed the CIA. Never tried, Field and his wife were imprisoned in Budapest until 1954, then granted political asylum in Hungary, where they lived out their sterile last years. This new biography takes a fresh look at Field's relationship with Dulles, and his role in the Alger Hiss affair. It sheds fresh light upon Soviet espionage in the United States and Field's relationship with Hede Massing, Ignace Reiss and Walter Krivitsky. It also reassesses how the increasingly anti-Semitic East European show-trials were staged and dissects the 'lessons" which Stalin sought to convey through them.
Category: Political Science

A Jewish Communist In Weimar Germany

Author : Ralf Hoffrogge
ISBN : 9789004337268
Genre : Political Science
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This biography of Werner Scholem (1895–1940), former Zionist activist and later chief organiser of the German Communist Party, sheds new light on German-Jewish relations in the Weimar Republic, focussing on a revolutionary’s lifelong struggle against Anti-Semitism.
Category: Political Science

Forbidden Music

Author : Michael Haas
ISBN : 9780300154313
Genre : Music
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DIV With National Socialism's arrival in Germany in 1933, Jews dominated music more than virtually any other sector, making it the most important cultural front in the Nazi fight for German identity. This groundbreaking book looks at the Jewish composers and musicians banned by the Third Reich and the consequences for music throughout the rest of the twentieth century. Because Jewish musicians and composers were, by 1933, the principal conveyors of Germany’s historic traditions and the ideals of German culture, the isolation, exile and persecution of Jewish musicians by the Nazis became an act of musical self-mutilation. Michael Haas looks at the actual contribution of Jewish composers in Germany and Austria before 1933, at their increasingly precarious position in Nazi Europe, their forced emigration before and during the war, their ambivalent relationships with their countries of refuge, such as Britain and the United States and their contributions within the radically changed post-war music environment. /div
Category: Music

Thirty Years Of Treason

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
ISBN : 1560253681
Genre : History
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The testimony that the author has gleaned for this book from the thirty-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee focuses on HUAC's treatment of artists, intellectuals, and performers. This highly readable and absorbing collection of significant excerpts from the hearings shows with painful clarity how HUAC grew from a panel that investigated possible subversive activities in a "dignified" manner to a huge, unrelenting accusatory finger from which almost no one was safe. This book serves as a warning for the future and creates living history from the documentary record. "The basic document with which all future studies of the [House Un-American Activities] Committee will have to begin." —Dalton Trumbo "...what he has done is give us HUAC as spectacle, and the perspective is shattering."—Victor Navasky, The New York Times
Category: History

Briefe Ohne Unterschrift

Author : Susanne Schädlich
ISBN : 9783641199487
Genre : History
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Eine sensationelle, wahre Geschichte - Als Briefeschreiben noch gefährlich war Sie schreiben Briefe und gehen ein hohes Risiko ein. Adressat: BBC London. 1949 startet die britische Rundfunksendung „Briefe ohne Unterschrift“. Anonyme Zuschriften von DDR-Bürgern werden darin verlesen, immer am Freitagabend, über 25 Jahre lang. Susanne Schädlich entdeckte diese einzigartigen Zeitdokumente und erzählt nun von den britischen Journalisten, die so lange der DDR die Stirn boten. Vor allem aber setzt sie den mutigen Absendern ein Denkmal, die der gnadenlosen Nachverfolgung durch die Stasi zum Opfer fielen – unter ihnen ein Junge aus Greifswald ...
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Media And The Making Of Modern Germany

Author : Corey Ross
ISBN : 9780191614941
Genre : History
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Few developments in the industrial era have had a greater impact on everyday social life than the explosion of the mass media and commercial entertainments, and none have exerted a more profound influence on the nature of modern politics. Nowhere in Europe were the tensions and controversies surrounding the rise of mass culture more politically charged than in Germany-debates that played fatefully into the hands of the radical right. Corey Ross provides the first general account of the expansion of the mass media in Germany up to the Second World War, examining how the rise of film, radio, recorded music, popular press, and advertising fitted into the wider development of social, political, and cultural life. Spanning the period from the late nineteenth century to the Third Reich, Media and the Making of Modern Germany shows how the social impact and meaning of 'mass culture' were by no means straightforward or homogenizing, but rather changed under different political and economic circumstances. By locating the rapid expansion of communications media and commercial entertainments firmly within their broader social and political context, Ross sheds new light on the relationship between mass media, social change, and political culture during this tumultuous period in German history.
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Arthur Ewert

Author : David P. Hornstein
ISBN : 0819192589
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book traces the clandestine Comintern activities of the German communist Arthur Ewert and his associates during the 1920s and 1930s. It describes through the lives of its participants the founding, expansion, and the collapse of a revolutionary institution unique in contemporary history. An ambitious politician who fell short of his goals in the communist party of his own country, Ewert's strengths and weaknesses reflect the human condition of those who served the Comintern as an exposed vanguard in its existence between the two great wars.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Derailed In Uncle Ho S Victory Garden

Author : Tim Page
ISBN : 0684860244
Genre : Cambodia
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Twenty years after the Liberation of Vietnam, the war's most celebrated photographer returns to his formative land and the demons which still live inside him. In a bold new era of open borders and the frantic chase for the tourist dollar, he travels straight to the heart of the new nations of Vietnam and Cambodia. DERAILED IN UNCLE HO'S VICTORY GARDEN is the story of one man's odyssey through the countries that have dominated his life. Offbeat, wild, impressionistic, Tim Page never fails to move and entertain. As a war photographer his job was to record the horror: now he can tell of Vietnam's heartstopping beauty and mourn the agony of the killing fields.
Category: Cambodia

Stalin And German Communism

Author : Ruth Fischer
ISBN : 9781351488280
Genre : Political Science
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Through her long involvement in the German Communist party, Ruth Fischer amassed valuable material on its changing fortunes, the transformation of the Bolshevik party into a totalitarian dictatorship, and the degeneration of the Comintern. Drawing on this material and on her own vivid recollections, Fischer reconstructs the history of the German Communist party from 1918 to 1929. First published in 1948, this fundamental work opened up the study of the inner organizational life of a major revolutionary movement. In his introduction to the Social Science Classics edition, John Leggett reviews and summarizes the social, political, and economic issues and events that precipitated the revolution and those factors that contributed to its failure.
Category: Political Science