The German Wall: Fallout in Europe

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Palgrave Macmillan, Mar 15, 2011 - History - 274 pages
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When the Berlin Wall came down suddenly in 1989, it marked a rupture of global significance. Almost overnight, November 9 became one of the most significant dates in global collective memory, as well as a signal event in German national history. This book examines the consequences of the fall of the Wall: the physical barrier, its demise, and how it has been mediated in film and television; how the city and nation that had been torn asunder now struggle to reunite; how old and new minorities are being socially and politically integrated; and how a new European identity emerges in the post-Wall era.

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Marc Silberman is a Professor of German and Affiliate Professor of Film Studies and Theater and Drama at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of books on the German cinema, the dramatist Heiner Müller, and the East German novel; he also edited and translated Brecht on Film and Radio and recently co-edited the volume Screening War: Perspectives on German Suffering.

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