Remigranten in der SBZ / DDR und in Ungarn nach 1945
1. Edition 2009
The return of emigrants to their respective native country after 1945 was an important event both in Germany and in Hungary. Although the Communist Party played a major role in everyday life in both Hungary and the Soviet-Occupied Zone after 1945, the conditions for political and cultural development were different in the two countries. In the Soviet-Occupied Zone in East Germany, cultural life had to rebuilt from scratch after 1945; in Hungary, it was more of a transformation of existing cultural institutions. Even though the transition took longer in Hungary, by 1950 a more or less similar political and cultural structure of Soviet build had been established in both.
This volume compares the relationship of the two countries to modern literary tradition, the cultural-political institutions and the debates that went on among writers after 1945. The two remigration groups from the Soviet Union are showcased based on the fates of a few select intellectuals.