Download E-books Voting for Hitler and Stalin: Elections under 20th Century Dictatorships PDF

Dictatorships during the 20th century—including Mussolini’s Italy, the 3rd Reich, the Soviet Union, Poland, and East Germany—held elections. yet have been they greater than rituals of participation with out the slightest influence at the distribution of strength? Why did political regimes considerably against liberal democracy believe the necessity to imitate their enemies? delivering major insights into absolutist kingdom governance, Voting for Hitler and Stalin completely investigates the awesome, paradoxical phenomenon of dictatorial elections, revealing the numerous methods they transcended mere propaganda.

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Download E-books Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis PDF

By Michael Haas

With nationwide Socialism's arrival in Germany in 1933, Jews ruled tune greater than almost the other region, making it crucial cultural entrance within the Nazi struggle for German id. This groundbreaking ebook seems to be on the Jewish composers and musicians banned by means of the 3rd Reich and the implications for song during the remainder of the 20 th century. simply because Jewish musicians and composers have been, through 1933, the important conveyors of Germany’s old traditions and the beliefs of German tradition, the isolation, exile and persecution of Jewish musicians through the Nazis grew to become an act of musical self-mutilation.

Michael Haas seems to be on the real contribution of Jewish composers in Germany and Austria prior to 1933, at their more and more precarious place in Nazi Europe, their pressured emigration earlier than and through the struggle, their ambivalent relationships with their nations of safe haven, comparable to Britain and the USA and their contributions in the greatly replaced post-war song environment.

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Download E-books Liberating Society from the State and Other Writings: A Political Reader PDF

By Erich Mühsam

Featuring a riveting selection of anarcho-communist poetry, essays, articles, and diary entries, this translation of Erich Mühsam’s mythical writings introduces the German revolutionary’s principles to English audio system for the 1st time. Uniting a burning hope for person liberation with radical, left-wing convictions and bohemian traces with syndicalist trends, this different physique of labor not just contains his major political pamphlet and one of many key texts within the historical past of German anarchism but in addition a few of his best-known poems, unbending defenses of political prisoners, passionate demands harmony one of the proletariat, reminiscences of the utopian neighborhood of Monte Verità, debates at the rights of homosexuals and girls, and the function of intellectuals within the type fight. excellent for anarchists, activists, or these attracted to German background, this expansive and enlightening compilation offers a deep figuring out of this significant historic figure.

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Download E-books The Red Army Faction, A Documentary History: Volume 2: Dancing with Imperialism PDF

By J. Smith

The long-awaited moment quantity of the first-ever English-language learn of the crimson military Faction (RAF)—West Germany’s such a lot infamous city guerillas—covers the interval instantly following the organization’s close to overall decimation in 1977. in this interval, the RAF used to be in a nation of regrouping and trying to renew its ties to the unconventional left according to the emergence of a brand new radical adolescence move within the Federal Republic, the Autonomen. This reorganization was once evidenced by means of the transferring of concentration from releasing prisoners to battling NATO. via interpreting communiqués and texts from 1978 up till the 1982 could Paper, the wider circulate is tested and the probabilities and perils of an armed underground association are contrasted to the extra fluid and versatile perform of the progressive cells at the moment. The historical past of the 2d of June stream (2JM), an eclectic guerilla crew with its roots in West Berlin, can be evaluated, specially in gentle of the break up that ended in a few 2JM contributors formally disbanding the association and rallying to the RAF. ultimately, the RAF’s courting to the East German Stasi is tested, as is the abortive try out via West Germany’s liberal intelligentsia to defuse the armed fight in the course of Gerhard Baum’s tenure as Minister of the internal. Dancing with Imperialism should be required interpreting for college kids of the 1st international guerilla, people with curiosity within the historical past of ecu protest pursuits, and all who desire to comprehend the demanding situations of innovative struggle.

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Download E-books Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Sie haben gewonnen! PDF

By Dora Heldt

Book Details:

ISBN: 3423280077
EAN: 9783423280075
ASIN: 3423280077
Publisher: DTV Deutscher Taschenbuch
Publication Date: 2013-03-01
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»Ich bin genauso intestine situiert wie du!« Dass ausgerechnet Walter (69) zu dem kleinen Kreis wohlhabender Senioren gehören soll, die eine exklusive Reise an die Schlei gewinnen können, wurmt Papa Heinz (75) gewaltig. Als sein Schwager mit einer kleinen Trickserei auch Heinz die Mitfahrt ermöglicht, ist der wieder versöhnt. Mit schickem Anzug und großen Erwartungen machen sich die beiden auf den Weg. Zu ihrer Enttäuschung wirken die meisten Mitreisenden längst nicht so vermögend, wirklich based ist eigentlich nur Finchen (75), die von ihrer Großnichte, der Radiojournalistin Johanna (40) begleitet wird. Als sie statt einem Drei-Gänge-Menü nur Würstchen auf Pappteller erhalten und Walter sein Bier auch noch selbst bezahlen muss, geht ihnen auf, dass sie »exklusiv« mit »all inclusive« verwechselt haben ...

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Download E-books Jump Into German (Jump Into Languages Book 4) PDF

It’s a superb feeling to understand you will be who you're with out worry or embarrassment. This German language path is designed to be enjoyable and simple to persist with. during this e-book we've got lined all the probably occasions you could face and feature ready you with the foremost phrases AND words most ordinarily used. during this glossy age you are going to probably have a mobile phone and put on an eye - for that reason we've got shunned tedious chapters on telling the time, counting and stuff you can aspect to. as a substitute, now we have changed them with extra of what you are going to really need! This programme is perfect when you are taking a brief holiday or creating a business journey. every little thing from hiring a vehicle, checking in in your inn, sightseeing, buying, consuming out, from assembly humans to facing emergencies is roofed in topical chapters so you might entry immediately. utilize your travels with all of our ‘Jump Into’ language classes on hand in Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch and French.

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Download E-books Der Schieber PDF

By Cay Rademacher

Hamburg 1947: Es ist das Jahr der severe. Nach dem bitterkalten Hungerwinter stöhnt die zerbombte Stadt schon im Frühling unter quälender Hitze. Und Oberinspektor Frank Stave wird mit einem neuen Fall konfrontiert. In den Ruinen einer Werft wird die Leiche eines Jungen gefunden. Zusammen mit Lieutenant MacDonald und Doktor Czrisini macht sich Stave auf die Suche nach dem Mörder, und die Ermittlungen führen sie in die Welt der »Wolfskinder« – jener elternlosen Kinder, die aus den besetzten Ostgebieten geflohen sind und sich nun zu Banden vereint als Kohlenklauer, Prostituierte und Schmuggler durchschlagen. Doch nicht nur beruflich sieht Frank Stave sich vor Rätsel gestellt: Mitten in den Untersuchungen steht plötzlich sein Sohn vor der Tür, der aus der russischen Kriegsgefangenschaft zurückgekehrt ist. Ein schmerzhafter Weg der Annäherung liegt vor ihnen, während Stave zugleich um den Erhalt der Beziehung zu seiner Geliebten Anna kämpft. Als zwei weitere Leichen entdeckt werden, gerät Stave zunehmend unter Druck. In einer dramatischen Nacht im Hafen soll sich schließlich entscheiden, ob Stave den Täter zu fassen bekommt ...

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Download E-books All Quiet on the Western Front PDF

By A W. Wheen

Paul Baumer enlisted along with his classmates within the German military of global warfare I. younger, enthusiastic, they develop into infantrymen. yet regardless of what they've got discovered, they holiday into items below the 1st bombardment within the trenches. And as terrible warfare plods on 12 months after 12 months, Paul holds quick to a unmarried vow: to struggle opposed to the rules of hate that meaninglessly pits younger males of an analogous new release yet various uniforms opposed to each one other--if in simple terms he can pop out of the conflict alive.
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Download E-books The Länder and German Federalism (Issues in German Politics) PDF

By Arthur Gunlicks

An illuminating creation to how the Lander (the 16 states of Germany) functionality not just in the state itself but in addition in the wider context of ecu political views. appears on the Lnader within the constitutional order of the rustic, and the political and administrative method. Their association and management is absolutely lined, as is their monetary management. The function of events and elections within the Lander is checked out, and the significance in their parliaments. the 1st paintings within the English language that considers the Lander during this intensity.

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Download E-books The Dedalus Book of German Decadence: Voices From the Abyss PDF

By Ray Furness, Mike Mitchell

The Brockhaus encyclopedia of 1896 stated the decadent literary circulation as "a symptom of today's fearful, senile, fragmented society that's impervious to whatever fit and natural" -- and that is essentially French. yet underneath the brash and pompous external of the German Empire, decadent literature thrived, fueled through the song of Wagner, the paradoxes of Nietzsche, and the writings of Thomas Mann, the movement's self-styled chronicler and analyst. This analogy collects works by means of Sacher-Masoch, Trakl, Leppin, Przybyszewski, Mann, and different, demonstrating that Berlin, Vienna and Prague served both with Paris as hosts for this provocative eu cultural move.

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