THE JOURNAL OF REGIONAL HISTORY V.4 No.4
Everyday Life of the Victors in the Soviet Occupation Zone in Germany in the Mem...
THE JOURNAL OF REGIONAL HISTORY V.4 No.4

Everyday Life of the Victors in the Soviet Occupation Zone in Germany in the Memoirs of Participants in the Events

Authors:
Elke Scherstjanoi
DOI:
10.23859/2587-8344-2020-4-4-3
Full text:
Many years of work resulted in a book on the everyday life of Soviet military and civil personnel of the Soviet occupation forces and administration in Germany in 1945–49. The
current state of research does not allow a generalized socio-cultural overview as yet, but contemporary witnesses can provide us with interesting ego-sources. Twelve of such sources,
flanked by rare photographs, were compiled into a book which is intended for broad readership in Germany and suggests a multi-perspective view of the new beginning in Germany after the end of the war in 1945. The article contains a fragment of the introduction to the book.
Elke Scherstjanoi
Doctor habilitatus, Research fellow
Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History
Munich-Berlin, Germany
scherstjanoi@ifz-muenchen.de
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Keywords:
Germany, post-war period, occupation organs, Soviet Military Administration in Germany, everyday life, ego-documents, interview, oral history, intercultural encounter
For citation:
Scherstjanoi, E. “Everyday Life of the Victors in the Soviet Occupation Zone in Germany in the Memoirs of Participants in the Events.” Historia Provinciae – The Journal of Regional History, vol. 4, no. 4 (2020): 1174–213, http://doi.org/10.23859/2587-8344-2020-4-4-3

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