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About the Author
Catherine Epstein is Assistant Professor of History at Amherst College.
Table of Contents
1. Outcasts: Communists in the Weimar Republic
2. Persecuted: At Home and Abroad after 1933
3. Survivors: Communists during World War II
4. Victors: The Founding of East Germany
5. Purged: Veteran Communists and Stalinist Terror
6. Rulers: East German Politics during the Ulbricht Era
7. Legends: Veteran Communists as Antifascist Heroes
8. Outdated: East German Generational Dynamics
What People are Saying About This
A path breaking study that explores the world of veteran communists and puts forward fresh interpretations of their peculiar mentality. Moving well beyond traditional institutional and organizational analyses of communism, Epstein demonstrates in her richly documented collective biography how social conditioning and experiences during a time of struggle and sacrifice prior to 1945 shaped the ideologies and policies of this small band of East German leaders. Essential reading for an understanding of the communist mind and of communist practice.
V. R. Berghahn, Columbia University