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Jahner, Harald

Aftermath : life in the fallout of the third Reich 1945-1955 / Harald Jähner, translated by Shaun Whiteside. - xi, 382 pages, illustrations : 24 cm

"Germany, 1945: a country in ruins. Cities have been reduced to rubble and more than half of the population are where they do not belong or do not want to be. How can a functioning society ever emerge from this chaos? In bombed-out Berlin, Ruth Andreas-Friedrich, journalist and member of the Nazi resistance, warms herself by a makeshift stove and records in her diary how a frenzy of expectation and industriousness grips the city. The Americans send Hans Habe, an Austro-Hungarian Jewish journalist and US army soldier, to the frontline of psychological warfare - tasked with establishing a newspaper empire capable of remoulding the minds of the Germans. The philosopher Hannah Arendt returns to the country she fled to find a population gripped by a manic loquaciousness, but faces a deafening wall of silence at the mention of the Holocaust." - Book cover

9780753557877 (pbk.)


World War, 1939-1945.


Germany--Social conditions.
Germany--History--1945-1955.

943.087

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