Youth in East and West Germany
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Published by Association for Modern German Studies in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Text in German and English.

Statementedited by Eva Kolinsky.
SeriesModern German studies -- No.1
ContributionsKolinsky, Eva., Association for Modern German Studies.
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Open LibraryOL14165888M

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