By Cora Sol Goldstein
Shedding new mild at the American crusade to democratize Western Germany after global warfare II, Capturing the German Eye uncovers the significance of cultural coverage and visible propaganda to the U.S. occupation.
Cora Sol Goldstein skillfully conjures up Germany’s political weather among 1945 and 1949, including an unforeseen size to the war of words among the us and the USSR. in this interval, the yank occupiers actively vied with their Soviet opposite numbers for keep an eye on of Germany’s visible tradition, deploying movie, images, and the superb arts whereas censoring pictures that contradicted their political messages. Goldstein finds how this U.S. cultural coverage in Germany was once formed by way of 3 significant components: festival with the USSR, worry of alienating German voters, and American family politics. Explaining how the americans used photographs to discredit the Nazis and, later, the Communists, she illuminates the instrumental function of visible tradition within the fight to catch German hearts and minds on the creation of the chilly war.
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Capturing the German Eye: American Visual Propaganda in Occupied Germany by Cora Sol Goldstein