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National Commemorative and Memorial Buchenwald 1989

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
1989
Contributor
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    Attitudes and history knowledge before and after trip to the Commemorative and Memorial Buchenwald as preparation for the Jugendweihe {ceremony of adulthood}. Topics: Questionnaire A: interest in history, technology, art, science, politics, nature, sport; interest in sub-areas of history (scale); interest in cultural and artistic forms of presenting historical events (scale); occupation with fascism and sources of information used (scale); feeling of being informed about concentration camps and sources of information for this (scale); trip to a concentration camp before Buchenwald; preparation for the trip to Buchenwald through various groups of persons (scale); expectations of the trip to Buchenwald (scale); interest in questions on the fascist system of rule, daily life, anti-fascist resistance (scale); extent to which informed about this (scale); interest in reasons for incarceration and life of prisoners in the concentration camp (scale); knowledge about the life of the concentration camp prisoners (scale); knowledge about which people and groups of people primarily were held prisoner; attitudes to and evaluations of the time of fascism (scale); stand on personal contribution against fascism today; knowledge about the anti-fascist resistance struggle; characteristic of the features of German fascism (scale); feeling as an anti-fascist; description of behavior of an anti-fascist (scale); model effect of anti-fascists; effects of dealing with fascism for understanding of the present-day; realization of anti-fascist goals in the GDR; attitude to harshness and violence in society; sympathy for skinheads; evaluation of neo-fascist tendencies; attitude to foreigners in the GDR; attitude to impending admission into the FDJ; reasons for membership in the FDJ (scale); solidarity with the Pioneer Organization, FDJ, GDR, FRG, Soviet Union, native country; temporal classification of historical social events (scale); school grades (scale); social origins; qualification of parents; general thoughts and feelings before the trip to Buchenwald; Questionnaire B: feelings immediately after the trip to Buchenwald such as fear, outrage, hate regarding fascists and neo-fascists, admiration for the prisoners; feeling of helplessness regarding the danger of neo-fascism in the FRG; impressions from different parts of the concentration camp (scale); valuation of impressions during the tour and museum visit (scale); intent to return again to the memorial; information on different topic areas during the tour (scale); Ernst Thaelmann as model; interest in the life, work and person of Ernst Thaelmann (scale); feelings at the place where E. Thaelmann was murdered; stimuli for further occupation with fascism from the trip; preferred form of occupation with fascism (scale); attitudes to and evaluations of the time of fascism (scale); stand on personal contribution against fascism today; knowledge about which people and groups of people primarily were held prisoner; general thoughts and feelings after the trip to Buchenwald; Questionnaire C: another trip to the Commemorative and Memorial intended; frequency of conversations about the trip with other persons (scale); more frequent occupation with fascism since the trip; assessment of effects of trip regarding emotional impact and stand on fascism (scale); interest in individual topic areas of fascism (scale); extent to which informed about the seizure of power and goals of the fascists, about daily life, the anti-fascist resistance (scale); knowledge about which people and groups of people primarily were held prisoner; interest in the life of prisoners in the concentration camp (scale); knowledge about the life of prisoners in the concentration camp (scale); attitudes to and evaluations of the time of fascism (scale); stand on personal contribution against fascism today; knowledge about the anti-fascist resistance struggle (scale); characteristic of the features of German fascism (scale); feelings such as fear, outrage, hate regarding fascists and neo-fascists and admiration for the prisoners; feeling of helplessness regarding the danger of neofascism in the FRG; model effect of anti-fascists; realization of anti-fascist goals in the GDR; attitude to harshness and violence in society; sympathy for skinheads; evaluation of neo-fascist tendencies; characteristic of behavior of a neo-fascist (scale); self-assessment as anti-faschist; impressions on the occasion of admission into the FDJ; expectations of the Jugendweihe (scale); experiences in school and Pioneer Organization (scale); solidarity with the Pioneer Organization, FDJ, GDR, FRG, Soviet Union, native country; personal identity (scale).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989
    Autumn 1989
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: districts Gera, Erfurt, Leipzig, Suhl
Sampled Universe
Interviewed were schoolchildren of the 8th grade from 9 schools.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 353
    Number of Variables: 329
Note
Questionnaire A - before the trip to the memorial; questionnaire B - immediately after the trip to the memorial; questionnaire C - weeks after the trip to the memorial.
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6090 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Dennhardt, R.; Lange, G.; Schubarth, W.: Einstellung älterer Schüler zu Faschismus und Antifaschismus (Erstinformation zu einer Wirkungsanalyse eines Besuches der Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Buchenwald). Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1990. ZIJ: F 90/4.
  • Schubarth, W.: Wirkungen eines Gedenkstättenbesuches bei Jugendlichen. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1990. ZIJ: F 90/12.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 75 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig (1989): Nationale Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Buchenwald 1989. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.6090