Behind the Berlin Wall East Germany and the Frontiers of Power

Author(s): 
Major, Patrick
ISBN: 
9780199605101
Date published: 
January 2011
Paperback
Price: 
£24.99

On 13 August 1961 eighteen million East Germans awoke to find themselves walled in by an edifice which was to become synonymous with the Cold War: the Berlin Wall. Patrick Major explores how the border closure affected ordinary East Germans, from workers and farmers to teenagers and even party members, 'caught out' by Sunday the Thirteenth.