Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Filmic discourses and historical consequences of political apathy: Konrad Wolf's “Ich war neunzehn”
by Chaffey, Daniel Lee, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 88; 1493001
Abstract (Summary)

Konrad Wolf's film Ich war neunzehn presents a problematization of the roots of National Socialism through a cinematic narrative. By examining the discourse of political apathy, present in specific sequences and scenes in Ich war neunzehn, this thesis demonstrates that in presenting characters that embody various apathetic characteristics, Wolf realizes an integral element of the GDR Antifascist meta-narrative, specifically, the notion that individual passivity manifested as political apathy leads to imperialism and fascism and ultimately oppression and concentration camps.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: High, Jeffrey
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Germanic literature, European Studies, Film studies
Keywords: Germany
Publication Number: 1493001
ISBN: 978-1-124-60710-8
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