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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 (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 (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
... and its affiliated cultural and political organizations. First thesis: During the Weimar Republic, internationalist world literature in Germany and generally outside Russia and the Soviet Union was the result of the agency of activists working within a transnational network of literary...
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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
... 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) (Russian Center...
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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
..., or a Brecht or Toller, troublemakers, antifascists, and problematic communists? Was the expulsion “for good reasons,” as per Keisch’s repetition of Brecht’s ironic formulation, or was it because East Germany and the Soviet Union were following the Nazis in cultural repression? Who was on the side...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 181–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
... “adhere[d] to the party line, extolling Stalin, the Soviet Union, and the Polish communist party” (The Holocaust and the Historians [Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981], 100). Many of the most active members of the commission, and most of the Jewish Historical Institute’s found- ing...
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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...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 169–195.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to establish an identity between those who govern and those who are governed. In Loewen- stein’s eyes, this vision of a homogeneous political community had led to the creation of the most radical dictatorships of the modern era. Both the Soviet Union’s classless utopia and fascist Italy’s extreme...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 15–47.
Published: 01 August 2006
... of the Soviet Government” (April 1918), and “Leftwing Childishness and Petit-Bourgeois Mentality” (1922), in Works (London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1966), 27:235–77, 323–54. 38 Müllerʼs Production Plays Marxist-Leninist instruction in schools and unions.53 While the SEDʼs claim to political...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 155–174.
Published: 01 November 2018
... systematic treatment. It is given a definite location in Lukács’s literary criticism. A few words about Lukács’s years of exile in the Soviet Union may help situate the article on satire and explain a few of its peculiarities. Lukács traveled to Moscow in 1930, summoned by the Comintern to face questions...