a selection

History Books

These are a few of the books I consulted when researching The Soviet Sisters and The German Heiress. Some are in German and had no English translation at the time I read them. It was great to get the German perspective on some questions of their own history.

The Unwomanly Face of War, Svetlana Alexievich, 2018

Khrushchev: The Man and His Era, William Taubman, 2003

The Soviet Mind, Russian Culture under Communism. A Brookings classic. ed Henry Harding etc, 2011

Life Stories of Soviet Women: The Interwar years. (Routledge studies in the history of Europe) . ed Melanie Ilic.

Memoirs of a Wartime Interpreter, Elena Rzhevskaya, 2018

The Diary of a Gulag Prison Guard by Ivan Chistyakov. 2016

Gulag Voices, an anthology. ed Anne Applebaum. 2011

Besatzer, “Die Russen” in Deutschland 1945-1994. ed Silke Satjukow. 2008

Feindberührung: Die russichen Sieger in Berlin. Frauen Berichten. Vera Albrecht.

Frauen im Gulag, Alltag und Überleben 1936-1956. ed Meinhard Stark. 2003

The American in Divided Berlin, Arno Helwig, Ch. Links Verlag, 2017

Sowjetische Hinterlassenschaften in Berlin und Brandenburg, Hrsg. Stefan Büttner / Jörg Morré, Ch. Links Verlag, 2014

Bezirksamt Lichtenberg, Heimatmuseum Lichtenberg (Hrsg.), be.bra Verlag, 1995

After the Reich: The Brutal History of Allied Occupation by Giles MacDonogh, 2007

Berlin Days 1946-1947 by George Clare, 1989

Berlin: The Downfall 1945 by Antony Beevor, 2002

Besetzt: Britische Besatzungspolitik in Deutschland by Volker Koop. Be.bra verlag, Berlin 2007

Bildberichte. Aus dem Ruhrgebiet der Nachkriegszeit. Ruhrlandmuseum Essen, now Ruhr Museum. ed. Sigrid Schneider, 1995

Black Market, Cold War: Everyday Life in Berlin, 1946-1949

The End: Germany 1944-1945, by Ian Kershaw

German Autumn by Stig Dagerman 1947

The German Genius: Europe’s Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century by Peter Watson. 2010

Hungerwinter by Maugg and Häusser, 2011

It Started with a Kiss: German-Allied Relations after 1945. Jaron Verlag

Jews, Germans and  Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Germany by Atina Grossmann, Princeton University Press, 2009

Making Of… The Men and Women of the Berlin Airlift. Book based on special exhibition of the Allied Museum, Berlin

The Mark of Cain: Guilt and Denial in the Post-war Lives of Nazi Perpetrators by Katharina von Kellenbach, Oxford University Press, 2013

Pastfinder Berlin by Maik Kopleck. Anniversary edition, 2011

Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt, 2014

Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II by Keith Lowe, 2012

Schaut auf diese Stadt! Berlin und die Luftbrücke. Peter Krönig. Be.bra verlag. 1998











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