Das rote Erbe der Front - Der Erste Weltkrieg in der DDR The Red Legacy on the Front

Edited by: Emmanuel Droit and Nicolas Offenstadt / De Gruyter Oldenbourg


This book inquires into the relationship between the First World War as a "space of experience" and "experience of the front" on the one hand and the GDR as a political experiment in Germany after 1945 on the other. How was the First World War passed down as a site of memory between 1949 and 1989? What kind of historiography, which discourse, and which vectors were mobilized in the process?