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Cold War Cities

History, Culture and Memory


Edited By Katia Pizzi and Marjatta Hietala

The Cold War left indelible traces on the city, where polarities on the global stage crystallized and intersected with political and social dynamics predating and bypassing the Blocs. This collection taps into the rich fabric of memories, histories and cultural interactions of thirteen cities worldwide and the lived experience of urban communities during the long Cold War: activated and mobilized by atomic technologies, taking tourist photographs, attending commercial fairs, enjoying the cinema and the ballet, singing in choirs, paying respect in local cemeteries, visiting museums, and responding to town councils, unions and the local press. Literature, film, photography, the press, the monument, the cemetery, the factory, the ruin, the archive and the natural ecosystem are some of the key frameworks of cultural production elucidated here with a view to countering and exploding received myths about the Cold War.
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Figures and Tables

Barbara Grüning, ‘Commemorating the Berlin Wall: Forms and Spaces of Collective Memory after the Cold War’

Figure 1.1 Berlin, Bernauerstrasse, 14 August 2011. Photograph by Barbara Grüning.

Figure 1.2 Berlin, Bernauerstrasse, 14 August 2011. Photograph by Barbara Grüning.

Figure 1.3 Map of the commemoration sites in Berlin on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall.

Figure 1.4 Berlin, former control tower in Alt Treptow, 14 August 2011. Photograph by Barbara Grüning.

Figure 1.5 Berlin, Bernauerstrasse, Zeitzeugencafé, 14 August 2011. Photograph by Barbara Grüning.

Günter Bischof and Stefan Maurer, ‘“One hour east of Vienna …” At the Crossroads of Europe: Vienna – Bridgehead and Bridge in the Cold War’

Figure 2.1 Heroes’ Monument of the Red Army, Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna. Photograph by Stefan Maurer.

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