An ambitious and thought-provoking book, Building Socialism was conceived after Swope walked from Mitte to Friedrichshain, neighborhoods that belonged to East Berlin prior to German reunification, and began to question, once he had experienced firsthand how the city's nineteenth-century tenement buildings gave way to the monumental architecture along Karl-Marx-Allee and the prefabricated buildings built in the surrounding areas in the 1960s, how East German writers not only addressed the changes in Berlin's urban landscape but also built space throughout the GDR, notably in places like Hoyerswerda
and Halle-Neustadt, in their work.
In the same period, occurrences of racist violence radically increased, including multiday riots destroying asylum seekers' hostels in Hoyerswerda
and in Rostock and lethal arson attacks on Turkish families in Solingen and Molln between 1991 and 1993.
In sections on groundwork, projections, and theories, they consider such topics as fiction and reality in Buddy Giovinazzo's Potsdamer Platz, the touristic appeal of Bad Sulzi and its Tuskana Therme, the amputated city: the voids of Hoyerswerda
, and defending kulture and heimat in Eisenach's cityscape.
Also, as a result of an economic autarchic policy, several industrial estates were located in the proximity of raw materials resources: Lauchhammer and Hoyerswerda
(near the lignite deposits at Cottbus, copper at Legnica-Glocow (Silesia) and natural gas at Pulawy-Lublin (Poland), or the case of the towns of Most, Litvinov and Ostrov (NW Czechia) developed due to coal resources (von Hirschhausen, 1996, p.
The film is shown in schools to give pupils an insight into what life was like in the former east, although the plot has more in common with Hollywood than Hoyerswerda
It confirmed the final modernisation measures were realised in the federal state of Saxony, with the technology also available in the Bautzen, Kamenz, Lobau-Zittau and Oberlausitz rural districts and the city of Hoyerswerda
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, Kreisfreie Stadt, Suhl, Kreisfreie Stadt, Rhone, Genova, Rimini, Darlington
A baker's son from the eastern town of Hoyerswerda
, Sauer was born in1949.
These attacks occurred in the wake of a number of non-fatal assaults on homes for refugees in 1991-92 (Hoyerswerda
, September 17-22, 1991; Schwedt, Eberswalde, Eisenhuttenstadt, Elsterwerda in October 1991; Rostock-Lichtenhagen August 23-27, 1993).
The scandalous implications of the incidents at Hoyerswerda
, Rostock, and elsewhere had a disturbing impact on the nation s liberal self-image, despite attempts by the media to minimize the events as acts by individuals.
Up until mid-1992 it was widely accepted that the racist violence which surfaced in Hoyerswerda
, Rostock and elsewhere after November 1989 was an 'East German' phenomenon.
At the latest, since the assaults in Hoyerswerda
, Molln, and Solingen, an enormous furor has developed on television and in the big newspapers around the issue of "foreigners." Even the physical presence of foreigners in the media has programmatically increased in the last few years.