Heimkehr ins Vaterland: Die Remaskulinisierung Westdeutschlands in den fünfziger Jahren

TitleHeimkehr ins Vaterland: Die Remaskulinisierung Westdeutschlands in den fünfziger Jahren
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsMoeller, Robert G.
JournalMilitärgeschichtliche Zeitschrift
Volume60
Issue2
Pagination403-436
Abstract

This article explores »remasculinization« of West Germany in the 1950s. The focus of the analysis is the return of the last German POWs of the Second World War in 1955 and their presentation by the West German news media. When POWs returned from Soviet camps in 1955, they were portrayed as representatives of a variety of masculinity that was precisely what West German most needed. They were positioned as bearers of »gentle power,« able to offer sober reflections on Germany's past. As they were quoted in the daily press, illustrated, and newsreel footage, however, they also-offered commentary on the »economic miracle« and West German development since 1945. 

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1524/mgzs.2001.60.2.403
Translated TitleHomecoming to the Fatherland: The Remaskulinization of West Germany in the Fifties
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