Romanticization of the Staasi in “The Lives of Others”: Auschwitz of the Soul

Introductory remarks: The painting selected alongside the headline of the article is Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's "Mountains and Houses In the Snow". His expressionism conveys the overstressed colors which are on the verge of puncture. For this article, white and its sublime horror presented in the painting are particularly interesting. The symbolism of this use of … Continue reading Romanticization of the Staasi in “The Lives of Others”: Auschwitz of the Soul