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By Thomas A. Davey

An inquiry into the lives of youngsters of comparable, if now not exact, old an cultural history who this present day locate themselves in appreciably antagonistic ideological worlds, relating to each other around the concrete manifestation in their huge variations, the Berlin Wall. below those conditions, what are the numerous elements that give a contribution to the advance in youngsters of emotions of loyalty to or alienation from their state? 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, usually painful, and problematical fact? What are the teachings meant for them by means of their societies, and what classes do they actually research? How do those kids persist as Germans whereas whilst changing into anything else -- "communists? or "capitalists"?

Thomas Davey carried out interviews with little ones each side of the Wall, participated of their day-by-day lives, gathered their drawings, talked with their lecturers and households and grew conscious of simply how attentive youngsters might be to ethical and political subtleties of nationwide existence. the result's a revealing and dramatic portrait of a tender new release coming to phrases with complicated nationwide and historic situations of the 2 cites of East and West Berlin.

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