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Captive University

Author: John Connelly
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469623854
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This comparative history of the higher education systems in Poland, East Germany, and the Czech lands reveals an unexpected diversity within East European stalinism. With information gleaned from archives in each of these places, John Connelly offers a valuable case study showing how totalitarian states adapt their policies to the contours of the societies they rule. The Communist dictum that universities be purged of "bourgeois elements" was accomplished most fully in East Germany, where more and more students came from worker and peasant backgrounds. But the Polish Party kept potentially disloyal professors on the job in the futile hope that they would train a new intelligentsia, and Czech stalinists failed to make worker and peasant students a majority at Czech universities. Connelly accounts for these differences by exploring the prestalinist heritage of these countries, and particularly their experiences in World War II. The failure of Polish and Czech leaders to transform their universities became particularly evident during the crises of 1968 and 1989, when university students spearheaded reform movements. In East Germany, by contrast, universities remained true to the state to the end, and students were notably absent from the revolution of 1989.

Cinema In Service Of The State

Author: Lars Karl
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782389970
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The national cinemas of Czechoslovakia and East Germany were two of the most vital sites of filmmaking in the Eastern Bloc, and over the course of two decades, they contributed to and were shaped by such significant developments as Sovietization, de-Stalinization, and the conservative retrenchment of the late 1950s. This volume comprehensively explores the postwar film cultures of both nations, using a "stereoscopic" approach that traces their similarities and divergences to form a richly contextualized portrait. Ranging from features to children's cinema to film festivals, the studies gathered here provide new insights into the ideological, political, and economic dimensions of Cold War cultural production.

The Paradox Of Ukrainian Lviv

Author: Tarik Cyril Amar
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501700847
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In The Paradox of Ukrainian Lviv, Tarik Cyril Amar reveals the local and transnational forces behind the twentieth-century transformation of one of East Central Europe's most important multiethnic borderland cities into a Soviet and Ukrainian urban center. Today, Lviv is the modern metropole of the western part of independent Ukraine and a center and symbol of Ukrainian national identity as well as nationalism. Over the last three centuries it has also been part of the Habsburg Empire, interwar Poland, a World War I Russian occupation regime, the Nazi Generalgouvernement, and, until 1991, the Soviet Union. Lviv's twentieth-century history was marked by great violence, massive population changes, and fundamental transformation. Under Habsburg and Polish rule up to World War II, Lviv was a predominantly Polish city as well as one of the major centers of European Jewish life. Immediately after World War II, Lviv underwent rapid Soviet modernization, bringing further extensive change. Over the postwar period, the city became preponderantly Ukrainian—ethnically, linguistically, and in terms of its residents’ self-perception. Against this background, Amar explains a striking paradox: Soviet rule, which came to Lviv in its most ruthless Stalinist shape and lasted for half a century, left behind the most Ukrainian version of the city in history. In reconstructing this dramatic and profound change, Amar also illuminates the historical background to present-day identities and tensions within Ukraine.

Rebellious Satellite

Author: Paweł Machcewicz
Publisher: Stanford University Press
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Rebellious Satellite: Poland 1956 offers a social history of the mass movements that prompted political change and altered Polish-Soviet relations in 1956 but avoided a Soviet armed response. Pawel Machcewicz focuses on the people's expression of grievances, and even riots—as opposed to "top-level" activities such as internal Communist Party struggles. He carefully depicts the protests that took place in Poznan in June 1956 and across Poland the following October and November. The manuscript is based largely on new archival materials (mainly Party and security apparatus documents) that were originally prepared to provide detailed information to the Party leadership about what was happening on the ground. The book includes a selection of photographs from Poznan in June 1956 taken secretly by the police.

Soviet Soft Power In Poland

Author: Patryk Babiracki
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469620901
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Concentrating on the formative years of the Cold War from 1943 to 1957, Patryk Babiracki reveals little-known Soviet efforts to build a postwar East European empire through culture. Babiracki argues that the Soviets involved in foreign cultural outreach tried to use "soft power" in order to galvanize broad support for the postwar order in the emerging Soviet bloc. Populated with compelling characters ranging from artists, writers, journalists, and scientists to party and government functionaries, this work illuminates the behind-the-scenes schemes of the Stalinist international propaganda machine. Based on exhaustive research in Russian and Polish archives, Babiracki's study is the first in any language to examine the two-way interactions between Soviet and Polish propagandists and to evaluate their attempts at cultural cooperation. Babiracki shows that the Stalinist system ultimately undermined Soviet efforts to secure popular legitimacy abroad through persuasive propaganda. He also highlights the limitations and contradictions of Soviet international cultural outreach, which help explain why the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe crumbled so easily after less than a half-century of existence.

El Tel N De Acero

Author: Anne Applebaum
Publisher: DEBATE
ISBN: 8499924190
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La deslumbrante historia la creación del imperio soviético que partió Europa por la mitad durante medio siglo. Al final de la Segunda Guerra Mundial la Unión Soviética controlaba una inmensa extensión de territorio en Europa oriental. Stalin y su policía secreta emprendieron la conversión de doce países radicalmente diferentes a un sistema político y moral totalmente nuevo: el comunismo. La historiadora Anne Applebaum (que obtuvo el premio Pulitzer por Gulag) presenta en estas páginas la obra definitiva sobre cómo surgió el Telón de Acero y cómo era la vida al otro lado. Applebaum describe con pavoroso detalle cómo los partidos políticos, la Iglesia, los medios, las organizaciones juveniles, en suma, todas las instituciones de la sociedad civil, fueron rápidamente desmanteladas. Explica cómo se organizó la policía secreta y cómo se atacaron y destruyeron todas las formas de oposición. Como resultado, en un periodo de tiempoasombrosamente breve, Europa oriental fue estalinizada por completo. A partir de documentos inaccesibles hasta hace poco y fuentes desconocidas en Occidente, Applebaum sigue la táctica comunista en su camino al poder, las amenazas, los abusos y los asesinatos. También narra historias individuales para mostrar las opciones que se presentaban a la gente: luchar, huir o colaborar. El Telón de Acero es la deslumbrante historia de un periodo brutal y un preocupante recordatorio de cuán frágiles son las sociedades libres. Hoy el bloque soviético es una civilización perdida, cuya crueldad, paranoia, perversa moral y extraña estética logra capturar Applebaun en las fascinantes páginas de este libro. Finalista del National Book Award Número 1 de los libros de no ficción de 2012 en la revista Time Libro destacado de The New York Times Entre los 10 mejores libros de 2012 de The Washington Post Mejor libro de no ficción de 2012 en The Wall Street Journal Reseñas: «Una crónica magistral.» Niall Ferguson «Un libro de importancia excepcional.» Antony Beevor «Una descripción detallada y elocuente de acontecimientos sucedidos hace poco y cerca de nosotros que contienen muchas enseñanzas para el presente.» Fareed Zakaria «El absorbente libro de Applebaum se distingue por su capacidad de describir y evocar la experiencia humana e individual de la sovietización.» Timothy Garton Ash «Una de las obras sobre la historia de Europa más interesantes y rigurosas aparecidas en los últimos años.» The Washington Post «Asombroso. Un libro que resucita un mundo oculto en gran medida para Occidente, y que muchas de las personas que lo habitaron y lo padecieron preferirían olvidar.» The New Yorker «Una historia épica pero también humana.» The Wall Street Journal «La crónica trágica e íntima de cómo se impuso el comunismo en Europa central.» David Frum, The Daily Beast

From Enemy To Brother

Author: John Connelly
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674064887
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In 1965 the Second Vatican Council declared that God loves the Jews. Yet the Church had taught for centuries that Jews were cursed by God, and had mostly kept silent as Jews were slaughtered by Nazis. How did an institution whose wisdom is said to be unchanging undertake one of the largest, yet most undiscussed, ideological swings in modern history?

The Making Of Eastern Europe

Author: Philip Longworth
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312174453
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Argues that the predicament of the millions of Eastern Europeans is only partly due to the imposition of the Soviet system.