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Reframing antifascism : memory, genre and the life writings of Greta Kuckhoff / Joanne Sayner

Publication | Library Call Number: DD247.K83 S28 2013
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"Greta Kuckhoff belonged to the anti-Nazi resistance group 'The Red Orchestra' and was condemned to death in 1943. Her sentence was later commuted to imprisonment and she was liberated by the Red Army in 1945. She spent the next thirty years working to commemorate the group's antifascist resistance. Through radio broadcasts, letters, exhibitions, journal articles, film, and autobiography, she fought against Cold War narratives which condemned the group as traitors or hailed them as Soviet spies. Using previously unpublished archival sources, this book traces the fascinating life writings of this key figure from the GDR. It draws attention to gendered politics of remembering, to the role of memories of the Holocaust, and to the political identities offered by these diverse forms of commemoration. In doing so, it provocatively intervenes in the contentious debates about remembering antifascism in contemporary Germany"-- Provided by publisher.

Format
Book
Author/Creator
Sayner, Joanne.
Published
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-279) and index
Language
English
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