Kriegsenkel

Autor: Sabine Bode
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608201955
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Die Kriegsvergangenheit zeigt auch heute noch in vielen Familien Spuren, bis in die zweite und dritte Generation hinein. Jetzt meldet sich die Generation der Kinder der Kriegskinder zu Wort. Sie sind in den Zeiten des Wohlstands aufgewachsen. Noch ist es ein völlig neuer Gedanke, sich vorzustellen, ihre tief sitzende Verunsicherung könnte von den Eltern stammen, die ihre Kriegserlebnisse nicht verarbeitet haben. Die Kriegsvergangenheit zeigt auch heute noch in vielen Familien Spuren, bis in die zweite und dritte Generation hinein. Jetzt meldet sich die Generation der Kinder der Kriegskinder zu Wort. Ein Buch, das den »Kriegsenkeln« hilft, sich selbst besser zu verstehen. Als Friedenskinder sind sie in den Zeiten des Wohlstandes aufgewachsen. Es hat ihnen an nichts gefehlt. Oder doch? Die Generation der zwischen 1960 und 1975 Geborenen hat mehr Fragen als Antworten: Wieso haben viele das Gefühl, nicht genau zu wissen, wer man ist und wohin man will? Wo liegen die Ursachen für diese diffuse Angst vor der Zukunft? Weshalb bleiben so viele von ihnen kinderlos? Noch ist es für sie ein völlig neuer Gedanke, sich vorzustellen, ihre tief sitzende Verunsicherung könnte von den Eltern stammen, die ihre Kriegserlebnisse nicht verarbeitet haben. Ist es möglich, dass eine Zeit, die über 60 Jahre zurückliegt, so stark in ihr Leben als nachgeborene Kinder hineinwirkt?

Frederike Helwig Kriegskinder

Autor: Frederike Helwig
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag
ISBN: 9783775743938
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Kriegskinder presents 45 haunting present-day portraits by German photographer Frederike Helwig (born 1968) of those who grew up during World War II. Each of her photographs is accompanied by a childhood eyewitness account, offering a portrait of a generation whose memories will soon disappear with them.

Pale Rider

Autor: Laura Spinney
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610397681
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In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus--one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on the history of the twentieth century. The Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disasters of all time. It infected a third of the people on Earth--from the poorest immigrants of New York City to the king of Spain, Franz Kafka, Mahatma Gandhi and Woodrow Wilson. But despite a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people, it exists in our memory as an afterthought to World War I. In this gripping narrative history, Laura Spinney traces the overlooked pandemic to reveal how the virus travelled across the globe, exposing mankind's vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test. As socially significant as both world wars, the Spanish flu dramatically disrupted--and often permanently altered--global politics, race relations and family structures, while spurring innovation in medicine, religion and the arts. It was partly responsible, Spinney argues, for pushing India to independence, South Africa to apartheid and Switzerland to the brink of civil war. It also created the true "lost generation." Drawing on the latest research in history, virology, epidemiology, psychology and economics, Pale Rider masterfully recounts the little-known catastrophe that forever changed humanity.

The Girl Who Wasn T There

Autor: Ferdinand von Schirach
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 0349140472
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Sebastian von Eschburg, scion of a wealthy, self-destructive family, survived his disastrous childhood to become a celebrated if controversial artist. He casts a provocative shadow over the Berlin scene; his disturbing photographs and installations show that truth and reality are two distinct things. When Sebastian is accused of murdering a young woman and the police investigation takes a sinister turn, seasoned lawyer Konrad Biegler agrees to represent him - and hopes to help himself in the process. But Biegler soon learns that nothing about the case, or the suspect, is what it appears. The new thriller from the acclaimed author of The Collini Case, THE GIRL WHO WASN'T THERE is dark, ingenious and irresistibly gripping.

War Diaries 1939 1945

Autor: Astrid Lindgren
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300224486
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These personal diaries kept by Astrid Lindgren, author of the world famous Pippi Longstocking books, chronicle the horrors of World War II. Before she became internationally known for her Pippi Longstocking books, Astrid Lindgren was an aspiring author living in Stockholm with her family at the outbreak of the Second World War. The diaries she kept throughout the hostilities offer a civilian's, a mother's, and an aspiring writer’s unique account of the devastating conflict. She emerges as a morally courageous critic of violence and war, as well as a deeply sensitive and astute observer of world affairs. We hear her thoughts about rationing, blackouts, the Soviet invasion of Finland, and the nature of evil, as well as of her personal heartbreaks, financial struggles, and trials as a mother and writer. Posthumously published in Sweden to great international acclaim, these diaries were called in the Swedish press an “unparalleled war narrative,” “unprecedented.” and a “shocking history lesson.” Illustrated with family photographs, newspaper clippings, and facsimile pages, Lindgren’s diaries provide an intensely personal and vivid account of Europe during the war.

Breaking The Veil Of Silence

Autor: Jobst Bittner
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 3981244192
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The Veil of Silence concerns you more than you think! You come across it at every turn, whether in your personal life, in your family, in your church or congregation, or in your cities and nations. The Veil of Silence is the reason for inner coldness, loneliness, and the sense of being lost in darkness. Once you break it, you will be able to receive the immeasurable blessing of God and the authority to change your surroundings with His love. Every nation carries its own burden of guilt and trauma that is passed down through the generations, while a Veil of Silence prevents reconciliation, healing, and restoration. The German pastor, theologian, and activist, Jobst Bittner, writes in the light of the experience of German history. Hitler and the Holocaust caused a spiritual eclipse in Germany and covered entire generations with a Veil of Silence. Today, Germany is blessed and the country of "unmerited grace". If Breaking the Veil of Silence was possible in Germany, how much more so in your life, family, and nation? Through a captivating blend of history, theology, and psychology, Jobst Bittner provides a brave, discerning perspective on this Veil of Silence and proves that the weight of history can be lifted. It is a powerful and practical intervention and spiritual guide to reclaim our authority by uprooting all destructive tendencies of covering up the past, uncovering our own family history, rediscovering the Jewish roots of our faith, and moving forward into action. Once the veil is lifted, true healing, restoration, and change can begin.

Where Memory Leads

Autor: Saul Friedländer
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590518098
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Forty years after his acclaimed, poignant first memoir, Friedl¢nder returns with Where Memory Leads, bridging the gap between the ordeals of his childhood and his present-day towering reputation in the field of Holocaust studies. Friedl¢nder's initial loyalty to Israel turns into a lifelong fascination with Jewish life and history. This memoir led Friedl¢nder to reflect on the events that led him to devote 16 years of his life to writing his Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 (W&N, 2008).