UCSB Hist 133C
Nov. 24, 1998
GERMAN HISTORY SINCE 1945
Lecture 17: Who is "a German"? (McDonald's
und Das Volk)
- Administrative / Announcements / Preliminary
- Q5 on Tuesday: What "lessons" does Fulbrook (pp.
349-69) draw from German history since 1945?
- pick up Q4 and remaining journals after class
- Günter Wallraff: "Eating is Fun"
- Germans and corporate capitalism
- consequences for the merging of East and West
- Germans and foreigners
- Kohl in 1985: "
a murder, as they unfortunately
happen again and again, as do murders of German citizens, when
the murder is a citizen of a foreign country"
agenda of "normalization": Bitburg, border with Poland,
"historians' controversy," dedication of Washington
Holocaust museum, visit to Ernst Jünger ("Storm of Steel,"
- issue of citizenship: ius sanguini (blood); ius soli (earth)
- West Germany and political asylum
- times of full employment
- welfare state
- Right-wing extremism after Unification
- Unification alternatives:
- annexation under Article 23 of the Basic Law: "This law
applies for now on the territory of the states of Baden, Bavaria,
. In other parts of Germany it will go into effect
after they become members."
- redrafting of the constitution under Article 146: "This
basic law will lose its validity on the day that a constitution
takes effect, which has been ratified by the German people in
- decision after the March 18, 1990 East German parliamentary
election: CDU 41%, DSU 6%; BFD 5%; SPD 22%; PDS 16%; Bündnis
- consequences: property claims, employment, rent, vocational
and higher education, child care, abortion, workplace culture;
laws, taxes, driver's licenses
- Eisenhüttenstadt ("Iron Works City"), 1992
incident and interview
- Rostock, 1990; Hoyerswerda, Brandenburg, 1991; Mölln,
Solingen, Lübeck, 1992
- Lübeck, Nov. 1994