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Week 17: West Germany

"No Experiments!" CDU Election Poster (1957)

Seminar Questions:

  • How was the political stability of the FDR linked to economic prosperity?
  • What was the economic miracle?
  • How did West Germany become integrated into the Western world?
  • What was the West Germany's relationship to the past, to previous regimes and to the Nazis?

Reading List:

Required Reading

Primary Sources:

Further Reading:


The Economic Miracle:

Social and Cultural History: