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By Thomas A. Davey

An inquiry into the lives of youngsters of comparable, if now not exact, historic an cultural historical past who at the present time locate themselves in appreciably antagonistic ideological worlds, concerning each other around the concrete manifestation in their enormous changes, the Berlin Wall. below those situations, what are the numerous elements that give a contribution to the advance in childrens of emotions of loyalty to or alienation from their country? How do they view not just themselves, however the "other" Germans in addition? How do they arrive to phrases, emotionally and cognitively, with a different, often painful, and not easy truth? What are the teachings meant for them via their societies, and what classes do they in reality study? How do those teenagers persist as Germans whereas even as changing into whatever else -- "communists? or "capitalists"?

Thomas Davey carried out interviews with teenagers each side of the Wall, participated of their day-by-day lives, accrued their drawings, talked with their academics and households and grew conscious of simply how attentive young children should be to ethical and political subtleties of nationwide existence. the result's a revealing and dramatic portrait of a tender iteration coming to phrases with complicated nationwide and historic conditions of the 2 cites of East and West Berlin.

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