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.
|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|
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