GER 221 Midterm Review After End of WWII Zero Hour: Refers to the end of the Nazi government on May 8, 1945, at midnight, marking the end of World War II in Germany . Nuremberg Trials: Were a series of trials most notable for the prosecution of prominent
Zero Hour, Nuremberg Trials, Collective guilt, Denazification, Marshall Plan, Warsaw Pact (East Nato) Dtente: Relaxation in tensions between the East and West. Berlin Blockade: Because the Soviets had not agreed to currency reform, they withdrew from the
SYLLABUS for GER 221, Fall 2008, S. Anderson Any changes will be announced in class WEEK 1 9/29 Mon Zero Hour Introduction; Video: The Wall (excerpt) Homework: Lord 16-37 (Packet [P] 3-13); Ozment 289-294 (link on Blackboard) 10/1 Wed FRG: Starting Over F
GER 221 Review for Final Time Period 1945-49 FRG GDR
Denazification: All symbols from the Nazi era were removed
from German society and Nazi officials were removed from positions of power and many were tried at the Nuremburg Trials.
Collective Guilt Idea:
Liam Bain October 31st, 2008 GER 221 DISCUSSION SECTION WEEK 5 (QUESTIONS):
What is the director, Doris Drrie, trying to tell us about feminism in Germany? Give examples of the casual attitudes presented in this film toward women.
L iam Bain October 24th , 2008 GER 221 D ISCUSSIO N SECT IO N WEEK 4 (QUEST IO NS) :
How can we compare and contrast Charlie to other characters, such as Maria B raun. What do their similari ties/differences tell us about the post-war German identity?
Liam Bain October 17th, 2008 GER 221 DISCUSSION SECTION WEEK 3 (QUESTIONS): Why did Katharina decide to murder the slanderous reporter even though she was in no imminent danger? What does this tell us about the society in which she lives?
How can we compa
Liam Bain October 9th, 2008 GER 221 DISCUSSION SECTION WEEK 2 (QUESTIONS): Why did Martha decide to harbor a complete stranger during a time of war? How did they develop the courage to work together and find a way to mutually hide from the German Wehrmach
MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN (Fassbinder): Hermann (Husband), Black Guy (Mr. Bill), Rich Guy (Oswalt) The Reed (Plenzdorf): Woman (Martha), Kurt (Visitor) KARTHARINA BLUM(Bll):Woman (Katharina), Deserter (Gtten), Employers (Blornas), Reporter (Ttges) Suffering
Zero Hour: Refers to the end of the Nazi government on May 8, 1945, at midnight, marking the end of World War II in Germany Nuremberg Trials: Were a series of trials most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, and eco
1949: Division of Germany into west (FRG) and east (GDR).
1989: east and west Germany came together
West Germany (FRG) from 1949 to 1966
- federal republic of Germany founded in 1949
- "Basic law" (instead of constitution)
- The basic law stated that the