A second alternative would be for them to abandon western Berlin, allowing its millions of people and their businesses to be absorbed by the surrounding communist Soviet zone
in a new East German state.
After all, progressive intellectuals in the Soviet zone
were acutely aware that the film audiences they were seeking to address were by no means a blank slate.
On July 4, once the borders of the four occupation zones were clearly delineated, yet another stamp was issued in the Soviet zone
. That stamp, in various denominations, was a facsimile of the last Austrian stamp of 1938 displaying the words "Republik Oesterreich" was the only stamp then valid in the Soviet zone
While Dobson focuses on processes within the USSR, Bettina Greiner investigates the history of Soviet special camps located on the territory of the Soviet zone
of occupation and the GDR in the years from 1945 to 1950.
The situation had arisen following the division of Germany after its 1945 surrender into four zones, administered by the four victorious powers (UK, France, USA, USSR); Berlin, 100 miles into the Soviet zone
, was likewise divided.
Naturally, the focus has been on four-power occupied Berlin and the Soviet Zone
. From Norman Naimark's examination of Russian troops' presence and actions in Germany in Russians in Germany: A History of the Soviet Zone
of Occupation, 1945-1949 (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1995) to Petra Goedde's analysis of postwar gender relations and sexual politics in her GIs and Germans: Culture, Gender, and Foreign Relations, 1945-1949 (New Haven, 2003), the gamut of topics that historians have covered is impressive.
Mr Connor looks at the background to these people's plight (the Nazi settlement schemes), the size of the problem, relations between refugees and local people, the political impact of the resettlement, the nature of the refugees' integration after 1950 (in economic, social and political terms), the fear that the refugees' poverty would turn them to radical politics (a particularly interesting chapter) and finally, a look at the situation in the Soviet zone
and East Germany where the refugees had a far harder time.
authorities to enter the Soviet zone
, Wiesenthal sent friend Felix Weissburg to seek out his wife from a group of three freedom-seeking women, all claiming to be Cyla Wiesenthal.
acquiesced in a Soviet zone
of influence while propping up despots who opposed the Soviet Union, all to maintain a global balance of power.
Oct 7th, 1949 The (East) German Democratic Republic is founded in the Soviet zone
. Transformation of East Germany into a Soviet-style 'people's democracy' accelerates.
Thirty-six years passed before I revisited the city, and I found it so changed that I am amazed at the phenomenon of a new Berlin, no longer isolated within the Soviet zone
. To visit Berlin, most cruise ships use the port of Warnemunde near Rostock, whence it's a long train trip and an even longer bus ride south to the city; but on so many different levels, it's well worth the exhausting day.
The present era of globalization of the economy is not new but, as an organizing concept for policy makers to view the world, it dates from 1991 and the formal end of the Soviet zone
of influence which had some of the structures of an alternative trading system.
THE Stasi, or Ministry for State Security (Staatsicherheit), was created in 1950 by East German communists in the Soviet zone
of occupied post-World War II Germany and disbanded with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
The main intrigue lies somewhere on the periphery of the action: the mission of an American journalist and spy and of the Nazi criminal Schrank, who is supposed to steal licences for military optical devices from the Soviet zone
, appears from the beginning to be under the control of the intelligent Soviet commander Kuzmin.
It divided up the world into a Soviet zone
that was about a third of the world, and the U.S.