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Capturing the German Eye: American Visual Propaganda in Occupied Germany

Cora Sol Goldstein

Abstract

Shedding new light on the American campaign to democratize Western Germany after World War II, this book uncovers the importance of cultural policy and visual propaganda to the U.S. occupation. The book skillfully evokes Germany's political climate between 1945 and 1949, adding an unexpected dimension to the confrontation between the United States and the USSR. During this period, the American occupiers actively vied with their Soviet counterparts for control of Germany's visual culture, deploying film, photography, and the fine arts while censoring images that contradicted their political mes ... More

Keywords: Germany, America, USSR, visual culture, film, photography, fine arts, cultural policy, Cold War, propaganda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226301693
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226301716.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cora Sol Goldstein, author