The period between 1929 and 1949 represents one of the most traumatic and destructive in the history of Germany. Economic crisis, Nazism, war, destruction and post-war dislocation dominated the lives of all Germans and those living in Germany. While all ethnic groups faced great hardship during these years, there were stark differences between the experience of native ethnic Germans, German refugees from Eastern Europe, German Jews, Romanies and foreigners. Using vital primary sources, archival material and insightful interviews, Panikos Panayi presents an extraordinary analysis of the individual experiences of, and relationships between, all these groups living in the German town of Osnabruck. He focuses on Alltagsgeschichte (the history of everyday life) to understand the realities for people living in one German location in a time of great change and upheaval. By concentrating on the wide span of 20 years of German experience he brings original breadth to an area of study, more commonly associated with the narrower focus of 1933-45. Despite the centrality of race in Nazi ideology, this is the first major study to look at the lives of all of the differing ethnic groups in Germany during this period. Panayi reveals the fluidity of the borderline between victims and perpetrators, how the use of forced labour dramatically changed the ethnic composition of the town and the impact of the arrival of German refugees from Eastern Europe at the end of World Wa II. Panayi's revealing analysis of the continuity and discontinuity in the everyday lives of Osnabruckers between 1929 and 1949, and the inter-ethnic relations during this period, is an essential reference tool for anyone wanting to understand the now time realities of living in Nazi Germany.
Flying the Jaguar bomber in a Cold War West Germany, Nick Gleason is, perhaps, at the peak of his career but he is a loner struggling with his conscience and he begins to question the morality of his role. If war in Europe breaks out, he would be tasked to deliver a thermo-nuclear weapon to a target in the East. Two British fighter aircraft, one a Phantom, the second a Jaguar piloted by Gleason, converge at low level over the Osnabruck Ridge on the North German Plain. One is armed with a practice nuclear bomb, the other simply conducting a routine training exercise but their flight paths are destined to cross. Events have been far from routine as the crews are drawn towards the encounter that threatens to jeopardize their very existence. Was a mid-air collision inevitable from the outset or could the, seemingly, inexorable chain of events have been broken? Was destruction predestined? The countdown to impact is underway. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Gledhill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078189/bk_acx0_078189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
'I cannot imagine a better guide to the transition between school and undergraduate geography than this short, informative and confidently-argued book. Written without fuss but based on solid learning and clear thinking, it tackles head-on a question many professional academic geographers would rather avoid.' - Alisdair Rogers, University of Oxford 'A beautiful little book that helps to introduce the core concepts of geography and provides an ideal framework for relating other fields of knowledge and academia.' - Stefan Zimmermann, University of Osnabruck What is Geography? Geography is a fundamental fascination with, and a crucial method for, understanding the way the world works. This text offers readers a short and highly accessible account of the ideas and concepts constituting geography. Drawing out the key themes that define the subject, What is Geography? demonstrates how and why these themes - like environment and geopolitics- are of fundamental importance. Including discussion of both the human and the natural realms, the text looks at key themes like environment, space, and place - as well as geography's methods and the history of the discipline. Introductory but not simplified, What is Geography? will provide students with the ability to understand the history and context of the subject without any prior knowledge. Designed as a key transitional text for students entering undergraduate courses, this book will be of interest to all readers interested in and intrigued by the 'geographical imagination'.
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 1999 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Arbeit, Beruf, Ausbildung, Organisation, Note: 2,0, Universitat Osnabruck, Veranstaltung: Arbeitslosigkeit, Mobilitat, Wandel der Lebensformen, 10 Eintragungen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: Das Ende der Normalbiografie?, Abstract: Der Durchschnittsburger geht bis zum 16. Lebensjahr zur Schule, erhalt danach eine dreijahrige Berufsausbildung und arbeitet bis zum 65. Lebensjahr in ein und demselben Betrieb. So ahnlich konnte in groben Zugen eine Lebensbiographie aus den 50er und 60er Jahren eines mannlichen Arbeiters beschrieben werden. Der Lebenslauf ist relativ vorhersehbar und deutlich auf auf den Fixpunkt 'Erwerbsarbeit' hin ausgerichtet. Was passiert aber in einer Gesellschaft, in der dieser vorherrschende, gesellschaftlich propagierte Fixpunkt fur immer mehr Menschen wegfallt?
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The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia represents one of those unique collaborations between three companies in two different countries: the Volkswagenwerke in Wolfsburg, Germany and Wilhelm Karmann in Osnabruck, Germany, and the Ghia coachworks in Turin, Italy. It also represents the efforts of four men who have all gone down in automobile history for their achievements: Heinrich Nordhoff at VW, Wilhelm Karmann at Karmann, Mario Boano and Luigi Segre at Ghia. From the moment the pretty coupe walked onto the world's stage it went straight into the motoring Hall of Fame. Interestingly, where most coupes of the time had some pretense towards being sporting, generally with a mildly hotted up engine, the Karmann Ghia was simply stock VW Beetle from the mechanical point of view. In other words, it was still a 72-75mph car, it just looked great doing it! And that is why owners loved it. By 1961 VW introduced the Karmann 1500 based on the Type 3 platform to supplement the original. It was nowhere near as successful and was withdrawn from production in 1969, long before its older and more famous sibling. There is a strong and enthusiastic following for the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia coupe all around the world, a movement that seems to grow each year.
Two films by one of Britain's foremost documentary filmmakers, Kim Longinotto. DIVORCE is a hilarious, tragic, stirring, fly-on-the-wall look at several weeks in an Iranian divorce court. It provides a unique window into the intimate circumstances of Iranian women's lives; RUNAWAY is set in a refuge for girls in Tehran and follows the stories of five young runaway girls who arrive there, having fled their homes due to domestic discord. The film explores their experiences of male authority, their longing for freedom and respect, and their hopes for a more positive future. Awards for DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE Winner - Viewpoint International Documentary Film Festival; Chicago International Film Festival Silver Higo Award; San Francisco International Film Festival Grand Prize for Best Documentary. Awards for RUNANWAY Winner - Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema; Osnabruck Film Festival Children's Rights Award; Zanzibar International Film Festival Silver Dhow Award.