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By Thomas A. Davey

ISBN-10: 0822307294

ISBN-13: 9780822307297

An inquiry into the lives of kids of comparable, if no longer exact, old an cultural historical past who this present day locate themselves in extensively adversarial ideological worlds, relating to each other around the concrete manifestation in their massive alterations, the Berlin Wall. below those situations, what are the numerous elements that give a contribution to the improvement in childrens of emotions of loyalty to or alienation from their state? How do they view not just themselves, however the "other" Germans besides? How do they arrive to phrases, emotionally and cognitively, with a special, usually painful, and difficult fact? What are the teachings meant for them through their societies, and what classes do they in reality study? How do those young children persist as Germans whereas while changing into anything else -- "communists? or "capitalists"?

Thomas Davey carried out interviews with youngsters each side of the Wall, participated of their day-by-day lives, amassed their drawings, talked with their lecturers and households and grew conscious of simply how attentive kids should be to ethical and political subtleties of nationwide lifestyles. the result's a revealing and dramatic portrait of a tender new release coming to phrases with advanced nationwide and old situations of the 2 cites of East and West Berlin.

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