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Alexanderplatz, Berlin (MP3-CD) (Georg Diez)

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Alexanderplatz has long survived as the symbol of a city burdened by its ruinous past. In 2012, twenty-year-old Jonny K. was beaten to death on this infamous Berlin square—and Germany’s first multicultural murder brought another shock to a country that’s seen its share. Before the trial, the question of guilt already had an ideological slant: Was Alexanderplatz itself to blame? Was the socialist architecture? The brutality of capitalism?

Georg Diez pursues the mystery of Alexanderplatz in a narrative at once contentious and sincere. He portrays a city shaking free of the cultural pathos that defined it, even as its citizens wrestle with the legacies of ****** and an East German regime that isolated the square before the Berlin Wall fell.

In imaginative prose, Diez describes a historical icon unleashed in modern Germany, fueled by unbridled enterprise and consumerism. Along the way, he takes the status quo to task and unveils a provocative view of the German capital in a troubled era.

Genre: Political Science, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Social Science
Format: Mp3_cd
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Author: Georg Diez
Language: English
Street Date: October 25, 2016
TCIN: 51559466
UPC: 9781531886615
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-6689

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