Roads to Revision: Disputes over Street Names Referring to the German Eastern Territories after the First and Second World Wars in the Cities of Dresden and Mainz, 1921 to 1972
On a sunny morning in May 1964, Genosse Fritz Müller, a member of the local branch of the Socialist Unity Party (SED) in the borough of Dresden-Bühlau, prepared himself for a Party meeting in Leipzig that afternoon. He took his small briefcase, closed the door, walked through the front garden, and stepped out onto Insterburger Straße. He walked down the street, turned left into Elbinger Straße, and, crossing Kolberger and Ortelsburger Straße, reached Bautzner Landstraße. Turning left again, he followed the street, passing Memel-Straße, Braunsberger Straße, and Königsberger Straße before reaching the tram station between Thorner and Bromberger Straße. He took the number 11 tram, going all the way down to Dresden-Neustadt, where he got off at the Schlesischer Platz to board his train to Leipzig.
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- 2.An overview of the various debates is given in E. Wolfrum, ‘Zwischen Geschichtsschreibung und Geschichtspolitik. Forschungen zu Flucht und Vertreibung nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg’, Archiv für Sozialgeschichte (AfS) 36(1996) 500–22Google Scholar