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During the 30s, Nazi Germany's rise to totalitarian power was well under way. Warning signs of the terror to come was being felt by increasing numbers of people. Among them was a young woman of great courage & insight. Charlotte Beradt recorded & collected people's dreams about the Nazi government's domination of their lives; dreams telling of the painful political realiti ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published November 14th 1985 by Aquarius Press (first published 1966)
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Kathrin Passig
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kathrin by: Hanna Engelmeier
18,99 für ein E-Book, das man innerhalb von einer Stunde durchgelesen hat, finde ich ein bisschen unverschämt von Suhrkamp, umso mehr, als die Taschenbuchausgabe die Hälfte kostet. Andererseits war der Erkenntnisgewinn die 18,99 wert. Vielleicht sollte ich mich nicht ärgern, dass das Buch dünn und teuer ist, sondern seine Dünnheit als zusätzlichen Vorteil begreifen. Das Buch wäre ja wahrscheinlich nicht erhellender, wenn es viermal so lang wäre, sondern nur eben länger.
Bruno Lages
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Não recomendo ler antes de dormir, não em 2019.
Cintia Andrade
"Ainda de acordo com Freud, a função do sonho é a proteção do sono. Numa formulação célebre, Freud nos disse que o sonho seria o guardião do sonho, sem o qual este não poderia se manter. Isso porque, se a produção desejante se mantém como um moto-contínuo, não apenas na vigília, mas também no sono, seria preciso criar destinos psíquicos para a incidência do desejo, sem o qual o sono não seria então possível. Porém, o desejo não poderia se explicitar de maneira direta e brutal, sem qualquer rodei ...more
Alice Le gall
Sep 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
An unvaluable material. Gives a real insight into the IIIrd Reich's ideology and the way it shaped people's psyche, sometimes below their level of awareness.
Ελεωνόρα Ορφανίδου

Τα “Όνειρα στο Τρίτο Ράιχ” είναι μια πρωτότυπη μελέτη πάνω σε τριακόσια όνειρα που συνέλεξε, αποκρυπτογράφησε και έβγαλε από τη ναζιστική Γερμανία η δημοσιογράφος Σάρλοτ Μπέραντ, από το 1933 έως το 1939, χρονιά που διέφυγε μαζί με το σύζυγό της στη Νέα Υόρκη.

Η Μπέραντ, κατοπινή φίλη και μεταφράστρια της Χάνα Άρεντ, περιγράφοντας και σχολιάζοντας τα όνειρα απλών πολιτών διαπιστώνει οτι το ναζιστικό καθεστώς ήλεγχε εκτός από το δημόσιο χώρο και την ιδιωτικότ
Marta D'Agord
Em "Sonhos no Terceiro Reich" (1965), Charlotte Beradt (1907-1986), alemã exilada nos Estados Unidos, relata que começara a coletar sonhos desde o momento em que percebera o efeito dos acontecimentos políticos sobre os sonhos. O primeiro sonho foi escutado apenas três dias após o golpe na República de Weimar. A Alemanha Nazista ou III Reich estava começando. Conscientemente, não se imaginava o que aconteceria, mas, em sonhos, as pessoas viviam como realidade o que durante a vida de vigília não c ...more
Aug 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
Interesting but not as fascinating as you might think. Of course the regime would burrow into your barely sub conscious. Anybody out there dreaming of Donald Trump? My condolences.
Arthur Gonçalves
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"A presciência do sonho, portanto, não é uma 'profecia': ela só é possível porque as estruturas totalitárias, escancaradas na propaganda nazista, se incorporaram ao subconsciente dos alemães e se manifestaram durante o sono. Foram anos de decretos discriminatórios e de discursos antissemitas para a consolidação do nazismo no poder e para a naturalização do seu conteúdo ideológico. Não há mal inaudito: os horrores dos campos de concentração e do Holocausto já estavam prefigurados na propaganda de ...more
Erik Graff
Dec 19, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: social dream theorists
Recommended to Erik by: Ann Ulanov
Shelves: psychology
This book is a study of the dreams of the persecuted under Nazism. The author assembled dream accounts from German therapists of Jewish analysands. She found that their dream content was less personal, more about actual socio-political conditions than is normally the case. "Social-dream Theory" was significantly inspired by this work, which I read for a class at Union Theological Seminary in Manhattan.
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“I dreamt I had seated myself ceremoniously at my desk, having finally decided to submit a formal complaint about prevailing conditions. I put a perfectly blank piece of paper in an envelope, proud to have made my complaint but at the same time feeling deeply ashamed of myself.”

“I dreamt I was no longer able to speak except in chorus with my group”

“I dreamt I was saying, ‘I don’t have to always say no anymore.”

This book chronicles the dreams of ordinary men and women in the early days of the Naz
Brian Mikołajczyk
Charolotte Beradt was a young girl growing up in Germany during the rise of Nazism. She had the brilliant insight that peoples' fears and worries manifest themselves in dreams. She kept a diary interviewing Germans about their evolving dreams under the oppressive conditions of the Third Reich.
These dreams predicted horrors that had yet to manifest themselves in society including concentration camps and the holocaust.
A truly excellent read.
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dream imagery and stories have fascinated me since I was a child. I didn’t always agree with every interpretation or explanation offered in this book, but the dreams themselves were categorized helpfully. There is no doubt the dreamers were processing their daily experiences and misgivings about Hitler’s intentions and methods, even before he would reveal and carry them out. If you are interested in psychology, dreams, and the social milieu of Nazi era Germany, this is a must-read.
Danilo Lipisk
Oct 22, 2019 rated it did not like it
Ok, my one star is because I was disappointed with the content of the book. I bought it without knowing exactly what it was.

Psychoanalysis and Psychology are not my fields and I really don't like books of this style. Dream interpretations of some Germans during the Nazi regime seemed too subjective to me and sometimes the author seems to daydream more than the dreamers themselves in their interpretations.
Eirini Zazani
Ενδιαφέρουσα πραγματεία- μελέτη πάνω στα όνειρα του απλού κόσμου λίγο πριν και μετά την άνοδο του Χίτλερ στην εξουσία. Κάποια όνειρα θα άξιζαν ως υλικό για ταινία μικρού μήκους, ήταν ιδιαιτέρως αφυπνιστικά και τραβούσαν την προσοχή. Με κούρασε όμως λίγο η γλώσσα της ψυχανάλυσης στην ερμηνεία των ονείρων, εντούτοις βρήκα πολύ διαφωτιστικά τα σχόλια του Μπρούνο Μπτέττελχαϊμ στο επίμετρο.
Apr 04, 2020 rated it liked it
I picked this up because of the recent New Yorker piece, which was fascinating--and, as it turned out, more compelling than the book itself. The dreams themselves are absolutely worth a read, and the lengths Beradt went to to collect them are extreme. But the psychoanalysis woven through the dreams is pretty simple and does not really add anything new.
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excelente premissa de pesquisa, cujas conclusões se aplicam aos regimes autoritários de várias épocas e lugares.
Ana Williams
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O prefácio é dispensável! Pule direto para o início dos relatos.
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dario Malic
U današnjem zapadnom društvu snovima se u bilo kakvim ozbiljnijim razmatranjima pruža gotovo nikakva pozornost, što se čitajući ovu knjigu pokazuje kao velika greška. U knjizi autorica objedinjuje, analizira i razvrstava snove običnih ljudi, priče o kojima je prikupljala u Njemačkoj od Hitlerova dolaska na vlast pa do kraja tridesetih godina 20. stoljeća. Gotovo je nevjerojatno u kojoj mjeri neki od snova predviđaju buduće (tada nezamislive) strahote, a podjednako je zanimljivo i vidjeti kako se ...more
Sep 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
disturbing book about how the dreams of people in Germany
right after the Nazis came to power foretold what would
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