Collin
(2,200 words)

Title of a novel by the East-German author Stefan Heym (1913–2001). The book, which was published in West Germany in 1979, refers to a series of show trials, party expulsions, and chicanery that took place in the GDR of the 1950s, some of which had distinctly anti-Jewish undertones. Thus, the novel expresses a theme central to Heym’s work as a whole: the danger posed by Stalinism to the advancement of socialism. Collin stirred up significant political disaffection in the GDR and could n…

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Hutchinson, Peter, “Collin”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 20 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0146>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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