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Life in the Army: Reported, Represented, Remembered

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRemembering and rethinking the GDR
Subtitle of host publicationMultiple perspectives and plural authenticities
EditorsDebbie Pinfold, Anna Saunders
Publisher or commissioning bodyPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages244
ISBN (Print)9780230360570
DatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NamePalgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


The chapter discusses the place which military service has taken in the memory culture of the GDR, considering memoirs, films and museums, and concludes that the broad consensus about the experience of military service has led to the military being largely absent as a contentious topic in the GDR memory landscape.

    Research areas

  • GDR, East Germany, memory, army, military, NVA, conscription

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