- Publisher: Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH (2 Jun. 2004)
- Language: German
- ISBN-10: 3499235323
- ISBN-13: 978-3499235320
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.5 x 19 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Zonenkinder (German) Paperback – 2 Jun 2004
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The text, written from a first-person perspective as a reflection of past memories, is an intriguing compilation of anecdotes which tap into the author's personal experiences of her childhood before reunification and of her new life after it. Hensel describes the abrupt changes to her school's curriculum shortly after the collapse of the Communist state, her history teachers reduced to learning the material themselves to stay one step ahead of the pupils. Later, she finds herself unable to participate in a conversation with students from other western European countries about common cultural icons, highlighting the immense cultural void in her upbringing - and she describes in poignant terms the gulf which develops between herself and her parents, who are woefully ill-equipped to cope with the new political and social environment.
Readers of Florian Illies' 'Generation Golf', a book which also comprises anecdotes based on the author's experiences, may find parallels with this insightful testimony of a lost heritage: in a way, 'Zonenkinder' does for a generation of East Germans what Illies' book did for a generation of West Germans.Read more ›
For any English speakers - the German is not too difficult, so you should be able to plough through.