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dc.contributor.authorLindemann, Arne
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::A The Arts::AG The Arts: treatments and subjects::AGA History of arten_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::3 Time period qualifiers::3M c 1500 onwards to present day::3MP 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999en_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::A The Arts::AB The arts: general topicsen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::A The Arts::AB The arts: general topics::ABC Conservation, restoration and care of artworksen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeology::NH History::NHA History: theory and methodsen_US
dc.subject.otherPublic History
dc.subject.otherhistory of museums
dc.subject.otherGerman Democratic Republic
dc.titleVom Germanenerbe zum Urkommunismus
dc.title.alternativeUrgeschichtsbilder in Museen der SBZ und DDR
oapen.abstract.otherlanguageIn the German Democratic Republic (GDR), prehistory was part of the national narrative that served to legitimize the dictatorial regime of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED). However, the socialist conception of prehistory came up against a heavily loaded ideological legacy in the wake of the notions of ‘German prehistory’ that had been espoused during the National Socialist period. Museums were tasked with mastering the politically prescribed narrative shift from an ethnic-nationalist conception of prehistory to a Marxist one. Using an extensive body of exhibition photos, this doctoral project analyses the depiction of prehistory in museums of the Soviet Occupation Zone and the GDR as well as discourses that led to the alteration or persistence of related concepts.
oapen.imprintDe Gruyter

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