Eine Kulturmetropole wird geteilt
Literarisches Leben in Berlin (West) 1945 bis 1961
A cultural metropolis is divided. Literary life in West Berlin, 1945 through 1961
This reader was produced by Berlin’s Kulturrat to accompany the RealismusStudio exhibition of the same name. The working group realized how little of the “founding history” of Germany’s post-1945 years was anchored in everyday consciousness. The women who cleared the rubble, the defense of freedom in the western sectors, the SPD’s struggle against amalgamation with the Communists, divisions in the unions, the currency reform, and the Soviet blockade could be viewed as key aspects of this history. According to the foreword, “even the fact that those now in power in East Germany originally fought for a united Germany has been forgotten in both parts of the country.” With a focus on literature, the publication aims to study the partition of Berlin step-by-step with the greatest possible historical exactitude.
Ed.: Berliner Kulturrat anlässlich der Ausstellung des Realismusstudios der Neuen Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst
Work group: Dragica Horvart, Franziska Meyer, Helmut Peitsch, Gabriele Preuß, Cettina Rapisarda, Hartmut Reith, Peter Schrott
With contributions by: Dragica Horvart, Franziska Meyer, Helmut Peitsch, Gabriele Preuß, Cettina Rapisarda, Hartmut Reith, Peter Schrott