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The people who lived in East Germany Czechoslovakia and Romania during the Cold War era and reveals a rich tapestry of experience that goes beyond the headlines of spies and surveillance secret police and political corruption In fact many of the people remember their lives under c I'm fascinated by Cold War history and I've read uite a lot of historical books about Eastern European communism but there isn't much that looks at everyday life so I was delighted to receive this book as a giftIt's full of stories of people's experiences of life in East Germany Czechoslovakia and Romania and how they coped with the everyday situations they faced The tales come from a wide range of people including supporters and opponents of the regimes in their countries and a diverse range of opinions and perspectives emerge A lot of it makes society in those countries sound very human with people facing the same issues as those of us in the West but some of it was horrifying stuff especially the effects of Ceausescu's efforts to boost the birth rate in Romania Also even the smallest acts of independence and defiance could be devastating for those that were caughtHugely thought provoking and highly readable a very good contribution to the body of work looking at how communism affected people both positively and negatively Very engrossing and recommended for travellers historians and thinkers with an interest in the eastern bloc

BOOK The Lost World of Communism

The Lost World of CommunismOmmunism as 'perfectly ordinary' and even hanker for the 'security' that it offeredFrom political leaders athletes and pop stars to cooks miners and cosmonauts the stories collected in Bloc Life evoke the moods preoccupations and experiences of a world that vanished almost overnigh This was much less about ordinary life and about major events than I was expecting Having said which it tells those stories very well and despite being familiar with much of the history I learned a lot Especially memorable were the Roma woman sharing her experience of forced sterilisation and the last DDR leader's unrepentant bitterness Just one thing As an English person I don't need whatever the school leaving certificate was called in Romania Czechoslovakia and the DDR translated as A levels It's not even the ualification in all of the UK

Peter Molloy Ò The Lost World of Communism EPUB

PDF Ý BOOK The Lost World of Communism FREE Ï PETER MOLLOY ´ There was life before the fall1989 was a year of astonishing and rapid change the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and an end to an entire way of life for millions of people behind the Iron Curtain Bloc Life cThere was life before the fall1989 was a year of astonishing and rapid change the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and an end to an entire way of life for millions of people behind the Iron Curtain Bloc Life collects first hand testimony of I wish there had been snapshots from other communist nations especially Poland and obscure places like Albania but for what it presents it works very well Anecdotal history that doesn't outstay its welcome and with enough viewpoints to leave any kind of judgement up to the reader An entertaining work of history and a useful tool in teaching about life in the Cold War