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Krokodil im Nacken

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Soll man sich das antun? Noch einmal Nachkriegszeit und deutsche Teilung, Mauerbau und Stasi-Knast? Tun Sie es, Sie werden es nicht bereuen. Auf 800 Seiten keine flaue Stelle, kein Hänger. Der Bestsellerautor Kordon erzählt lustig, spannend und klischeefern von seiner Kindheit und Jugend in der Osthälfte Berlins. Und er berichtet bedrückend genau von seiner Stasi-Haft in ...more
Paperback, 796 pages
Published by Beltz & Gelberg (first published June 25th 2009)
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A tense view into the life of a DDR political prisoner; based on a true Story. This is standard reading in German high Schools, but I'd recommend it to anyone interested in understanding Germany today.
If you liked the film "Das Leben der Anderen" ("Lives of Others"), then you'll definitely enjoy this book. It's a fascinating, chilling, sprawling memoir-ish tale of a guy who tries to escape to West Germany (in 1971) with his wife and two kids across the Bulgarian-Turkish border. Someone rats on them and the parents end up in prison, the kids in an orphanage. You start the book at the present with Manfred Lenz's smothering jail-cell existence and then jump back to his childhood and socialist br ...more
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Ein guter Einblick in die damalige Alltag DDR. Zeigt auf, wie es damals auch im Kalten Krieg lief.
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Everyone with an intrest in (german or cold war) history should read this beautifull book, since it is a very moving account of how the people lived and suffered in east Germany. Every one of the 800 pages is worth reading and I can only recommend it!
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Klaus Kordon (* 21. September 1943 in Berlin-Pankow) ist ein deutscher Schriftsteller im Bereich der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur.

Klaus Kordon wuchs im Ostberliner Stadtteil Prenzlauer Berg auf. Da sein Vater im Krieg umgekommen war, wurde er alleine von seiner Mutter erzogen. Nach dem Tod der Mutter im Jahr 1956 lebte Kordon in verschiedenen Heimen. Klaus Kordon absolvierte in der DDR eine Ausbild
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