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A women"s Berlin

Despina Stratigakos

A women"s Berlin

building the modern city

by Despina Stratigakos

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Published by University of Minnesota Press in Minneapolis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Architecture and women -- Germany -- Berlin,
  • Space (Architecture) -- Germany -- Berlin,
  • Berlin (Germany) -- Social conditions -- 19th century,
  • Berlin (Germany) -- Social conditions -- 20th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementDespina Stratigakos.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNA2543.W65 S77 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16658333M
    ISBN 109780816653225, 9780816653232
    LC Control Number2008010012

      The most often quoted number is a staggering , women in Berlin and two million on German territory. That figure - hotly debated - was extrapolated from scant surviving medical records. This is a devastating book. It is matter-of-fact, makes no attempt to score political points, does not attempt to solicit sympathy for its protagonist and yet is among the most chilling indictments of war I have ever read. Everybody, in particular every woman ought to read it' - Arundhati Roy 'One of the most important personal accounts ever written about the effects of war and defeat.

    A Woman in Berlin could be a figment of a historian's imagination, so neatly and thoroughly does it satisfy curiosity about a moment in time. The anonymous journal of a thirty-four-year-old German journalist, A Woman in Berlin documents the final days of the Second World War, when Soviet troops took the city and, according to this account, began to claim their spoils. Download file to see previous pages The author of the diaries in the autobiographical novel describes how on Ap , which was the day the Russian troops entered Berlin, she and two other women arrived at a German hospital with lots of wounded soldiers intending to help out. Despite the fact their help offer is rejected, and they are ordered to immediately leave, the author feels.

    15 hours ago  --Paul Metcalf A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With her trademark blend of humor and melancholy, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday--uncovering moments of grace in the cafeterias and Laundromats of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Northern California upper /5(38). Anonymous, then a year-old journalist, started this eight-week diary in April , when the Russians were invading Berlin and the city's mostly female population was heading to its cellars.


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Anthony Beevor, a noted World War 2 historian also wrote a solid book on the subject, The Fall of Berlin Even though Beevor also wrote the forward to A Woman in Berlin, I think Lowe’s book offered a more interesting history of this period.

I took a few days before writing this review to reflect deeply upon this book/5(). The book is a journal that covers first eight weeks of Soviet occupation of Berlin at the end of WW2.

This is one of the better written journals and one of the most honest. The author was a gifted writer who didn't sugar coat the subjects of war-time rape when women became nothing more than the spoils of war/5. A woman in Berlin This is an extraordinary, unsentimental, beautifully written journal about Berlin at the end of the Second World War with the arrival of the Russian army It is a factual account of the daily life of the the people,and in particular the women, and Read More Ghoti Fish.

A Women’s Berlin retraces this largely forgotten city, which came into being in the years between German unification in and the demise of the monarchy in and laid the foundation for A womens Berlin book novel experience of urban modernity.

Although the phenomenon of women taking control of urban space was widespread in this period, Despina Stratigakos Cited by: The book's forward describes the amazing way this diary was written: "The author, a woman in Berlin, took meticulous note of everything that happened to her as well as her neighbors from late April to mid-June a time when Germany was defeated, Hitler committed suicide, and Berlin Pages:   A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous pp, Virago, £ In the early stages of the Yugoslav war, allegations of mass rape of Croatian and Bosnian women by.

Berlin Diaries is a skilful mix of historic accounts and autobiography, from Russian Princess, Marie Vassiltchikov. Marie worked in the German Foreign Office from to and the surviving pages of her diary give a unique insight into wartime Germany and life in Berlin during this time.

The book has been hailed as the best eye-witness account we have of the bombing of Berlin, and gives a. the book is well written It makes one think about the brutality of war, and particularly focus over the rape of women. The author gives a good picture of what was life in the last days of the III Reich, and during the subsequent months after Berlin was conquered by the s:   Related: 15 Books That Changed Women Forever.

Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille () A pair of teenagers explores their sexual perversions in a. Women's Equality Day commemorates the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

In honor of this important holiday, we've gathered together some great books on the women who fought for the right to vote, as well as modern issues faced by women today. Read free book excerpt from A Woman In Berlin by Anonymous, page 1 of 5.

Book of Clouds by Chloe Aridjis. Aridjis’s debut novel takes as its main character a Mexican girl, Tatiana, who comes to modern-day Berlin and begins to trace the long and tortured legacy of the city’s history.

Book of Clouds delves into Berlin’s dark past as the key to its future direction. After the fall of the Wall, Tatiana experiences a city busy with reconstruction and activity, but. The first autobiographical work depicting the events was the ground-breaking book A Woman in Berlin, which was made into a feature film.

It was widely rejected in Germany after its initial publication but has seen a new acceptance and many women have found inspiration to come forward with their own stories. A WOMAN IN BERLIN Eight Weeks in the Conquered City. A Diary. By Anonymous. Translated by Philip Boehm.

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In this last book of a three-volume series, William L. Shirer recounts his return to Berlin after the Third Reich’s defeat. Having fled Berlin and imminent arrest by the Gestapo inShirer returned to Europe in October to verify the facts of the Fuhrer’s death, thus bringing to a close - or so he thought - his involvement with the.

The bombing stops. The Russian army has taken Berlin and the has arrived on the street where the author lives. The first thing the Russian soldiers do is steal, accumulating watches and bicycles that they compare.

They grow. Orednof this quickly and soon go looking for women and alcohol in the basement. They rape the women hiding out in the. • Catherine O’Flynn’s latest book Mr Lynch’s Holiday is published by Penguin.

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Know My Name by Chanel Miller. Know My Name will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing. It also. A. woman in Berlin illuminates a time and place, Berlin in the immediate aftermath of Germany’s WWII defeat, that is probably not that well known among the general public and younger readers.

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