ISSN:2149-0821

NATIONAL SOCIALIST ERA AND SOCIAL-CLASS DISTINCTION/DISCRIMINATION IN FRED UHLMAN’S REUNION


In his work named Reunion, Fred Uhlman presented Germany’s much-debated National Socialist Era to readers based on the friendship of two teenagers aged sixteen years and with stunning examples regarding to this era. Dealing with the class discrimination between Hans Schwarz’s ordinary family and the noble/aristocrat Hohenfels, Reunion contains significant examples about how the Nazi - era left its marks on the society. The author also represented his artistic identity in his Reunion story which contains slices of his life. Having a simple and fluent expression style, the author tried to draw attention with his Nazi-era criticism to the society’s or people’s traumas created by the class discrimination of this era. In this story examining the social events lived in the second world war, two best friends developing a strong friendship in changing pre national socialist Germany have to draw apart, even though they share the same sentiments for life, as a result of increasing anti-Semitism in conditions of changing Germany and Hitler’s coming to power. In this study, Reunion will be dealt with firstly in terms of the narrator, Hans’ point of view, within the objectified social class discrimination events and in the sense of class discrimination of Nazi-era.


Keywords


Nazi - era, Hitler, Reunion, Class Distinction.

Author : Şenay KAYĞIN
Number of pages: 150-161
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/SOBIDER.39753
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The Journal of Social Sciences
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