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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 109–133.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Mary Nolan This article examines how the Federal Republic of Germany responded to leftist political dissent, protest, and violence by constructing it as extremism and criminalizing forms of opposition and protest. This occurred during the outlawing of the Communist Party of Germany in the 1950s...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 1–24.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Cristina Cuevas-Wolf The German photomontagist John Heartfield visualized Willi Münzenberg's antifascist position in the Communist Party as early as 1932 and became famous for antifascist photomontages, published exclusively in the Arbeiter-Illustrierte-Zeitung (AIZ) from 1929 to 1938. Heartfield...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 49–78.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Annie Pfeifer Rather than establishing literary relations with Russian intellectuals or securing the affections of his Latvian love interest, Walter Benjamin spends most of his 1926–27 Soviet sojourn shopping for toys. Benjamin’s habits present an interesting counterpoint to his communist...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 69–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Stephen Brockmann This article examines continuities between East German literary and filmic cultures in the late 1940s and 1950s and the Weimar Republic. The postwar account of Weimar history and the collapse of German democracy featured a heroic Communist Party and the concept of a genetic...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 53–88.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Sabine Kriebel Because photomontage is based on the structural principle of pictorial rupture and reassembly, the medium is understood in scholarly literature as the symbolic register of the shocks and disjunctures of modern life. Yet most of John Heartfield's photomontages for the communist...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 133–183.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Maria Gough Drawing on archival and recently published documents, this essay examines the historical encounter of two major communist photomonteurs in Moscow in 1931—John Heartfield, visiting from Weimar Germany under the auspices of the Comintern, and Gustavs Klucis, a Latvian resident of the city...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 185–205.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Cristina Cuevas-Wolf This essay posits that the tactical alliance in the mid-1920s between Willi Münzenberg and John Heartfield shaped the imagery of a united political front for the Communist International (Comintern). The collaboration between the Comintern's minister of propaganda for western...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 97–126.
Published: 01 February 2008
... of conspiracy or of links between the arsonist Marinus van der Lubbe, a disaffected Dutch council communist, and the Nazis has ever emerged. Much of the controversy has been forensic: it concerns ques- tions about van der Lubbe’s movements on the night of the fi re, the time line of events...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 145–164.
Published: 01 February 2008
... an article by Edward Hunter titled “‘Brain-Washing’ Tac- tics Force Chinese into Ranks of Communist Party.” Hunter, a CIA-supported journalist and eventual editor of the psychological warfare journal Tactics, would go on to publish two books on the subject: Brain-Washing in Red China: The Calculated...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 131–152.
Published: 01 August 2023
... in communist Hungary. 19. The Rajk trials were the most important and memorable communist show trials in Hungary. They took place in 1949 and resulted in the execution of the high-ranking communist leader László Rajk in October that year. 20. Weiss, Lukács György és tanítványai , 29 . 21...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 181–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
... to incorporate into the West’s inchoate memory of the Holocaust. Largely for that very reason, however, it was particularly apt for appropriation by Jewish communists of the Stalinist era. While a renowned American Yiddish writer, H. Leyvik, questioned the authenticity of Khurbn Varshe and dismissed...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 153–180.
Published: 01 February 2021
... ideas about transnational class literatures and nonnormative imaginaries of the proletariat. Moreover, with communist opposition to international fascism came a resurgence of the category of the nation that had played, until the late Weimar years, only a rather marginal role in how internationalist...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 205–220.
Published: 01 August 2021
... ground, it also often created a fatal blindness rendering Western intellectuals to often sacrifice both their moral and political judgments (189–90). They were not, he suggests, sufficiently aware that already in the 1920s “Communists invested the term Fascism with an elasticity and imprecision...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 163–188.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., contributors to the communist literary journal The Left Turn (Die Linkskurve) such as Klaus Neukrantz and Johannes R. Becher fiercely denounced Alfred Döblin’s Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929) because of what they saw as its distorted representation of proletarian reality.5 These clear demarcations may...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 129–161.
Published: 01 February 2015
... surveillance sheds new light on his readings of Kafka. Did Goldstücker read through the prism of Kafka’s novel his own 1953 trial and the false testimony he was forced to deliver against his onetime patron within the Communist Party, Rudolf Slánský? If so, when did he make this connection? What role...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 21–41.
Published: 01 November 2022
... high to preserve the unity of the communist-led antifascist resistance? The most telling difference between Savigny and Corréard’s report and the narrator’s paraphrase addresses this question that haunts the entire narrative of The Aesthetics of Resistance . After the defeat of the Republican forces...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 155–178.
Published: 01 August 2018
... in Hamburg in 1936, the son of a Jewish worker murdered at Auschwitz in 1943, Biermann moved from West to East Germany in 1953 at the age of seventeen, already a communist. At Humboldt University he studied philosophy and mathematics and began to write songs, drawing the attention of Hanns Eisler, composer...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 135–157.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the force of each stream into a broader common current. Just after a sentence respectively criticizing Social Democrats and Communists that could be attributed to either speaker or to both of them, a pronominal we emerges in which Ström and Rogeby are, as I believe readers are given to understand...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 1–7.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., and Noah B. Strote As the Cold War order in Europe crystallized in the late 1940s and divided Germany into two antagonistic blocs, few periods suffered a worse reputation than the Weimar era. Across the communist-capitalist divide, politicians and thinkers looked at the republic’s violent years...
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New German Critique (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 173–205.
Published: 01 February 2024
..., they discuss particular groups engaged in the resistance: the communists, the social democrats, the conservatives, nonpartisan dissenters, and the inmates of prisons and concentration camps. The inclusion of the last group can be interpreted as an extension of the definition of resistance. We read...
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