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Week 2: Reunification

Required Reading

  • Fulbrook, The People’s State, 291-298.
  • Documents from Konrad Jarausch and Volker Gransow (eds.), ‘Documents 16, 17, 18, and 3’, in Uniting Germany: Documents and Debates, 1944-1993 (Berghahn, 1994), pp. 175-179, 188-199 (CE).


Suggested Reading:

  • Daphne Berdahl, Where the World Ended: Reunification and Identity in the German Borderland (Univ. of California Press, 1997).
  • Wolfgang Engler, Die Ostdeutschen. Kunde von einem verlorenen Land (Aufbau Verlag, 1999).
  • Richard Evans, ‘German Reunification in Historical Perspective’, in Rereading German History (Routledge, 1997): 213-220.
  • Andreas Huyssen, ‘Nation, Race, and Immigration: German Identities after the Unification’, in Twilight Memories: Marking Time in a Culture of Amnesia (Routledge, 1995): 67-84.
  • Konrad Jarausch (ed), After unity: reconfiguring German identities. (Berghahn Books, 1997).
  • Axel Schildt, Ankunft im Westen: Ein Essay zur Erfolgsgeschichte der Bundesrepublik (S. Fischer, 1999).