The Left Side of History: World War II and the Unfulfilled Promise of Communism in Eastern Europe
Kristen Ghodsee is Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at Bowdoin College and a former Guggenheim Fellow. She is the author of Lost in Transition: Ethnographies of Everyday Life after Communism, also published by Duke University Press.
The Way We Remember the Past Determines Our Dreams for the Future
2015. "The Way We Remember the Past Determines Our Dreams for the Future", The Left Side of History: World War II and the Unfulfilled Promise of Communism in Eastern Europe, Kristen Ghodsee
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This chapter is a conversation with renowned physicist Freeman Dyson about communism in the former German Democratic Republic, his time as a soldier during World War II, and his childhood friend, Frank Thompson.
This chapter is a continuation of the conversation with Freeman Dyson and a discussion of his written works about World War II and Frank Thompson. It is also an examination of personal letters exchanged between Freeman Dyson and the labor historian Edward Palmer Thompson in 1979.
This chapter is a biography of Frank Thompson from his birth through his enlistment in September 1939. It discusses Thompson’s military career and his personal letters, poems, and diaries leading up to his mission in Bulgaria.