Mosaic of Fear: Poland and East Germany Before 1989

Series: East European Monographs S. (v. 508)
This text draws on archival data and interviews conducted with communists, dissidents and by-standers in Poland and East Germany. Helena Flam grounds the interviews in knowledge of the Soviet systems which evolved in contrasting ways in the two countries. She concludes by placing the research results in a wider context of east European transitions to democracy and post-transition effects, and provides comparative data on repression.