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Title: Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich, 1945-1955
Author: JAHNER HARALD
Publication date: 18/05/2021
Imprint: W H ALLEN
Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED
How does a nation recover from fascism?
1945 to 1955 was a raw, wild decade poised between two eras that proved decisive for Germany’s future – and one starkly different to how most of us imagine it today. Post-war Germany found itself occupied over four zones by the victorious Allied forces. More than half its population was displaced, 10 million newly released forced labourers and several million prisoners of war returned to an uncertain existence in a country that found itself politically, economically and morally bankrupt.
Aftermath is the first history of Germany’s national mentality in the immediate post-war years. Using major global political developments as a backdrop, Harald J hner weaves a series of life stories into a nuanced panorama of a nation undergoing monumental change. Accompanied by expertly selected black and white photographs – some beautiful, some revelatory, some shocking – Aftermath evokes an immersive portrait of a society corrupted, demoralized and freed – all at the same time.