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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 75–86.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Konstantin Akinsha During World War II the Soviet Union did not join the Allied restitution effort. Instead, more than two and a half million objects (not counting millions of books) were transported to the Soviet Union from its zone of occupation in Germany and from other European countries...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 169–203.
Published: 01 February 2017
... utopias of both consumerism and communism, considering these objects in the context of the history of Soviet constructivism and the nonofficial practices to emerge later in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s. © 2017 by New German Critique, Inc. 2017 Hermann Glöckner German Democratic...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 133–183.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... An examination of Heartfield's visual production on the ground in the Soviet Union shows how the German monteur responded to the challenge of working in the overwhelmingly affirmative culture of the Five-Year Plans, rather than simply how he was instrumentalized by others in the story of the great undoing...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 95–106.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Klaus R. Scherpe At the very height of the Cold War, Wolfgang Koeppen reported on the political pecularities and abnormalities he encountered on his travels in the United States and the Soviet Union. Koeppen's texts perform a fascinating rewriting of the sentimental journey, choosing...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 61–79.
Published: 01 November 2012
... who constituted the tiny surviving remnant (She’erit Hapleta) of eastern Euro- pean Jewry. Much less attention has been paid to another irony: that Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union had provided a crucial if extremely harsh and generally involuntary refuge, most importantly in Muslim central Asia...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 237–241.
Published: 01 November 2022
... to win the Soviet Union over to their side is a function of the gigantic exertion of force through which the spirit of free enterprise seeks to consolidate its positions.” Palmström dixit . Regressions are not contained in his worldview, and thus he decrees in noble simplicity that nothing can exist...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 231–235.
Published: 01 November 2022
... in fact believe that capitalism and imperialism are stages completed and overcome, and that Western democracies are developing more and more into unfettered welfare states. Into this vision of a “rich world,” Enzensberger incorporates the Soviet Union, Poland, and Hungary (where is the GDR?), along...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 1–4.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., in the Soviet Union as well as in republican Spain, central Europe, and France. Several of the following essays were fi rst presented as papers at a small conference in May 2006, “Radical Politics/Radical Aesthetics,” organized by the Getty and accompanied by Andrés Mario Zervigón’s exhibition...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 187–214.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Stahlmann after real-life antifascist resistance fighter Richard Stahlmann, who worked “under cover” as a spy for the Soviet Union. 12 Weiss endowed him, for The Aesthetics , with “almond eyes” ( Mandelaugen ), a feature that readily evokes Nazi racial stereotypes of supposed Jewish physiognomy...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 69–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
... in the East, is the son of Walter Brenten, who had been impris- oned by the Nazis and ultimately escaped to the Soviet Union, and the great- grandson of Johann Hardekopf, a socialist worker who had once met the revered Social Democratic leader August Bebel. In the historical mythology of these novels...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 185–205.
Published: 01 August 2009
... sympathy for the Soviet Union, for socialism in general, and for the realization of a socialist society. 8. Münzenberg was able to expand this already existing network through the support of publish- ers and printing offi ces of the Comintern. Universum-Bücherei, located in Basel, takes on a new...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 153–180.
Published: 01 February 2021
.... This diagnosis is not easily transferable to different national contexts, however. In interwar socialist internationalism, discourses on national and ethnic cultures, and their languages, played a much bigger role and took different shapes in the Soviet Union and the United States. See Lee, Ethnic Avant-Garde...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 1–24.
Published: 01 August 2017
... Cristina Cuevas-Wolf Communism in the Soviet Union under Stalinist dictatorship, according to Kasper Braskén, differed from communism as a radical social movement in noncommunist states, such as Weimar Germany. Another significant differ- ence, for Braskén, is between the Kommunistische Partei...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 97–126.
Published: 01 February 2008
... Archives of the Former Soviet Union (Amherst, NY: Pro- metheus, 1995), 288. 19. This material is located in the papers of the Comintern (Communist International), housed in the Rossiiskii Gosudarstvennyi Arkhiv Sotsial’no-Politicheskoi Istorii, Federal’noe Arkhivnoe Agentstvo Rossii (Ros. 1917–1940...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 129–161.
Published: 01 February 2015
... after the libera- tion of political prisoners in the Soviet Union after the death of Stalin); these prison releases were not made public.5 Goldstücker opted twice for exile, in 1939 and 1968. He returned to Czechoslovakia in 1990 and died there in 2000. Goldstücker was arrested in December...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 49–64.
Published: 01 August 2006
..., with Hitler and Stalin as the protagonists, dates from the mid-1980s, if not earlier. He spoke about this plan publicly and privately throughout the fi nal years of the Soviet Union—the political situation of the Soviets under Gorbachev made the sub- ject seem urgent to him—but those were also the years...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 25–40.
Published: 01 August 2017
... pleasure.”11 The question of political satire’s effectiveness was hotly debated in the Soviet Union when Heartfield visited there for six months between 1931 and 1932. During that time he photographed several industrial sites, gave lectures, taught workshops on photomontage, and exhibited his...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 155–178.
Published: 01 August 2018
... personally appealing to political leaders and meeting with writers; Böll smuggled manuscripts out of the Soviet Union into the West. 17 As PEN entered the 1970s, the organization’s posture had decisively shifted to forthright engagement and confrontation. 18 Biermann’s story is well known. Born...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 181–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
... adopted certain formulations in this paragraph. 7. Lucy S. Dawidowicz remarks how under Mark’s leadership the Jewish Historical Institute “adhere[d] to the party line, extolling Stalin, the Soviet Union, and the Polish communist party” (The Holocaust and the Historians [Cambridge, MA: Harvard...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 21–34.
Published: 01 February 2009
... it After reading this opening, one knows at the least that this author can’t belong to the ranks of the worst. But soon he plows into the Germans’ dirty war in the Soviet Union, into the thirty-three thousand Jews shot by the Wehr- macht at Babi Yar, a ravine in Kiev. And you don’t want to read...