"With the opening of the secret police archives in many countries in Eastern Europe comes the unique chance to excavate many forgotten spy stories and narrate them for the first time. 'Cold War Spy Stories from Eastern Europe' brings together a wide range of Cold War spy stories from the Eastern Bloc and explores stories compiled from the East German Stasi, the Romanian Securitate, and the Ukrainian KGB files"--
Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction / Alison Lewis, Valentina Glajar, and Corina L. Petrescu -- File stories -- The secret lives and files of stasi collaborators : reading the files for identity and habitus / Alison Lewis -- "You'll never make a spy out of me" : the file story of "Fink Susanne" / Valentina Glajar -- Witness for the prosecution : Eginald Schlattner in the files of the securitate / Corina L. Petrescu -- Files, memory, and biography -- Collaboration as collapse in the life writing and Stasi shadow-documents of Monika Maron and Christa Wolf / Annie Ring -- Perpetrator as victim in Jana Dohring's stasiratte / Carol Anne Costabile-Heming -- Performing files and surveillance -- Before "It gets all wiped out" : document-affect and history-effect in the Hungarian performance apaches on the Danube / Aniko Szucs -- The stasi files on center stage : life writing, witnessing, and memory in recent performance / Ulrike Garde -- Surveillance and the senses in a documentary portrait of Radio Free Europe / Yuliya Komska -- Notes on the contributors -- Index
I want to focus on two recent debates in Germany from the same inaugural period of Germany’s SPD–Green government, which both have as their focus the contestation of memory in relation to the Holocaust. In both debates the Holocaust serves as a negative myth of origin and a primal phantasmatic scene of guilt and shame around which German national identifications are organised. The first is the Walser–Bubis debate and the second the much more protracted but no less fierce debate about the building of a Holocaust memorial in Berlin, which peaked around the same time. Both debates are important in the German context because they come at the end of a long period of Christian Democratic (CDU) rule and at the beginning of a new SPD era in German politics. They are significant, moreover, because they appear to send contradictory messages about German self- understanding to the international community.
This volume tells the story of the case study genre at a time when it became the genre par excellence for discussing human sexuality across the humanities and the life sciences. A History of the Case Study takes the reader on a transcontinental journey from the imperial world of fin-de-siècle Central Europe to the interwar metropolises of Weimar Germany, and to the United States of America in the post-war years.
Foregrounding the figures of case study pioneers, and highlighting their radical engagements with the genre, the work scrutinises the case writing practices of Sigmund Freud and his predecessor sexologist Richard von Krafft-Ebing; writers such as Leopold von Sacher-Masoch and Weimar intellectuals such as Erich Wulffen. There result new insights into the continuing legacy of such writers, and into the agency increasingly claimed by the readerships that emerged with the development of modernity—from readers who self-identified as masochists, to conmen and female criminals.