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Justice in Luritz : experiencing socialist law in East Germany / Inga Markovits.

By: Markovits, Inga.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010Description: 1 online resource (244 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400836598; 140083659X.Uniform titles: Gerechtigkeit in Lüritz. English Subject(s): Law -- Germany (East) -- History -- Case studies | Justice, Administration of -- Germany (East) -- History -- Case studiesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Justice in Luritz.DDC classification: 349. Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The files -- The beginning -- People -- Property -- Work -- Families -- Punishments -- The party -- Hopes and lies -- The end.
Summary: As a child, Inga Markovits dreamt of stealing and reading every letter contained in a mailbox at a busy intersection of her town in order to learn what life is all about. When, decades later, working as a legal historian, she tracked down the almost complete archive of a former East German trial court, she knew that she had finally found her mailbox. Combining her work in this extraordinary archive with interviews of former plaintiffs and defendants, judges and prosecutors, government and party functionaries, and Stasi collaborators, all in the little town she calls "Lüritz," Markovits has wri.
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The files -- The beginning -- People -- Property -- Work -- Families -- Punishments -- The party -- Hopes and lies -- The end.

Includes bibliographical references.

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As a child, Inga Markovits dreamt of stealing and reading every letter contained in a mailbox at a busy intersection of her town in order to learn what life is all about. When, decades later, working as a legal historian, she tracked down the almost complete archive of a former East German trial court, she knew that she had finally found her mailbox. Combining her work in this extraordinary archive with interviews of former plaintiffs and defendants, judges and prosecutors, government and party functionaries, and Stasi collaborators, all in the little town she calls "Lüritz," Markovits has wri.

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Inga Markovits holds the "Friends of Jamail" Regents Chair in Law at the University of Texas, Austin. She is the author of Imperfect Justice: An East-West German Diary .

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