Aftermath

France, Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, 1945 and 1946

Author: Francesca M. Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 253

View: 7981


Missing

Persons and Politics

Author: Jenny Edkins

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801462800

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 6266

Stories of the missing offer profound insights into the tension between how political systems see us and how we see each other. The search for people who go missing as a result of war, political violence, genocide, or natural disaster reveals how forms of governance that objectify the person are challenged. Contemporary political systems treat persons instrumentally, as objects to be administered rather than as singular beings: the apparatus of government recognizes categories, not people. In contrast, relatives of the missing demand that authorities focus on a particular person: families and friends are looking for someone who to them is unique and irreplaceable. In Missing, Jenny Edkins highlights stories from a range of circumstances that shed light on this critical tension: the aftermath of World War II, when millions in Europe were displaced; the period following the fall of the World Trade Center towers in Manhattan in 2001 and the bombings in London in 2005; searches for military personnel missing in action; the thousands of political "disappearances" in Latin America; and in more quotidian circumstances where people walk out on their families and disappear of their own volition. When someone goes missing we often find that we didn't know them as well as we thought: there is a sense in which we are "missing" even to our nearest and dearest and even when we are present, not absent. In this thought-provoking book, Edkins investigates what this more profound "missingness" might mean in political terms.

The Bitter Road to Freedom

A New History of the Liberation of Europe

Author: William I. Hitchcock

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743273818

Category: History

Page: 446

View: 8903

A revisionist account of the liberation of Europe in World War II from the perspectives of Europeans offers insight into the more complicated aspects of the occupation, the cultural differences between Europeans and Americans, and their perspectives on the moral implications of military action. 75,000 first printing.

In War's Wake

Europe's Displaced Persons in the Postwar Order

Author: Gerard Daniel Cohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199838151

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 7188

After WWII, Europe was awash in refugees. Never in modern times had so many been so destitute and displaced. No longer subjects of a single nation-state, this motley group of enemies and victims consisted of Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, ex-Soviet POWs, ex-forced laborers in the Third Reich, legions of people who fled the advancing Red Army, and many thousands uprooted by the sheer violence of the war. This book argues that postwar international relief operations went beyond their stated goal of civilian "rehabilitation" and contributed to the rise of a new internationalism, setting the terms on which future displaced persons would be treated by nations and NGOs.

The Liberation of the Camps

The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath

Author: Dan Stone

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300216033

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2955

Seventy years have passed since the tortured inmates of Hitler’s concentration and extermination camps were liberated. When the horror of the atrocities came fully to light, it was easy for others to imagine the joyful relief of freed prisoners. Yet for those who had survived the unimaginable, the experience of liberation was a slow, grueling journey back to life. In this unprecedented inquiry into the days, months, and years following the arrival of Allied forces at the Nazi camps, a foremost historian of the Holocaust draws on archival sources and especially on eyewitness testimonies to reveal the complex challenges liberated victims faced and the daunting tasks their liberators undertook to help them reclaim their shattered lives. Historian Dan Stone focuses on the survivors—their feelings of guilt, exhaustion, fear, shame for having survived, and devastating grief for lost family members; their immense medical problems; and their later demands to be released from Displaced Persons camps and resettled in countries of their own choosing. Stone also tracks the efforts of British, American, Canadian, and Russian liberators as they contended with survivors’ immediate needs, then grappled with longer-term issues that shaped the postwar world and ushered in the first chill of the Cold War years ahead.

The Grammar of Politics and Performance

Author: Shirin M Rai,Janelle Reinelt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134751338

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

View: 1019

This volume brings together important work at the intersection of politics and performance studies. While the languages of theatre and performance have long been deployed by other disciplines, these are seldom deployed seriously and pursued systematically to discover the actual nature of the relationship between performance as a set of behavioural practices and the forms and the transactions of these other disciplines. This book investigates the structural similarities and features of politics and performance, which are referred to here as ‘grammar’, a concept which also emphasizes the common communicational base or language of these fields. In each of the chapters included in this collection, key processes of both politics and performance are identified and analyzed, demonstrating the critical and indivisible links between the fields. The book also underlines that neither politics nor performance can take place without actors who perform and spectators who receive, evaluate and react to these actions. At the heart of the project is the ambition to bring about a paradigm change, such that politics cannot be analyzed seriously without a sophisticated understanding of its performance. All the chapters here display a concrete set of events, practices, and contexts within which politics and performance are inseparable elements. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars in both International Relations and Performance Studies.

Outcast Europe

Refugees and Relief Workers in an Era of Total War 1936-48

Author: Sharif Gemie,Laure Humbert,Fiona Reid

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441142134

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 4620

The period of the 'long' Second World War (1936-1948) was marked by mass movements of diverse populations: 60 million people either fled or were forced from their homes. This book considers the Spanish Republicans fleeing Franco's Spain in 1939, the French civilians trying to escape the Nazi invasion in 1940, and the millions of people displaced or expelled by the forces of Hitler's Third Reich. Throughout this period state and voluntary organisations were created to take care of the homeless and the displaced. National organisations dominated until the end of the war; afterwards, international organisations - the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency and the International Refugee Organisation - were formed to deal with what was clearly an international problem. Using case studies of displaced people and of relief workers, this book is unique in placing such crises at the centre rather than the margins of wartime experience, making the work nothing less than an alternative history of the Second World War.

Der wilde Kontinent

Europa in den Jahren der Anarchie 1943 - 1950

Author: Keith Lowe

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608107584

Category: History

Page: 488

View: 6232

Zusammenbruch, Rechtlosigkeit, Anarchie: Mit der deutschen Kapitulation war das Töten noch nicht beendet. Zum ersten Mal macht Keith Lowe das ganz Europa umfassende Ausmaß der materiellen und moralischen Verwüstungen deutlich: die ergreifende Darstellung einer Welt, die aus den Fugen geraten war. Eindrucksvoll beschreibt Keith Lowe in seinem international viel beachteten Buch den Abstieg eines ganzen Kontinents in die Anarchie. Dabei zeigt er die Gewalteruption des Zweiten Weltkrieges als ein komplexes Geschehen über die sogenannte Stunde Null hinaus. Im Zentrum seiner ausgewogenen Neudarstellung der Nachkriegszeit stehen die vielen auf dem Kontinent aufflammenden regionalen Konflikte, die auch noch nach den klassischen Kriegshandlungen stattfanden: Bürgerkriege wüteten, ethnische Spannungen und Säuberungen dauerten an, Juden und Minderheiten wurden weiterhin verfolgt. Der Krieg hatte – trotz Hitlers Niederlage – eine Gewaltdynamik entfacht, die sich nicht mit der Kapitulation stoppen ließ. Zugleich lässt der Autor die Menschen und die einzelnen Schicksale in den betroffenen Ländern sichtbar werden. Eine unerlässliche Lektüre für ein tieferes Verständnis der Schreckensgeschichte Europas.

History of Civilization in England;

Author: Henry Thomas Buckle

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270500349

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 6233

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Hitlers Volksstaat

Raub, Rassenkrieg und nationaler Sozialismus

Author: Götz Aly

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104026068

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 4286

***Wie der einfache Deutsche vom Raubzug der Nationalsozialisten profitierte**** Götz Aly ist einer der wichtigsten und provokantesten NS-Forscher. Hier schreibt er über die hemmungslose Ausplünderung Europas durch die Nationalsozialisten - von der Millionen einfache Deutsche profitierten. Während des Zweiten Weltkrieges verwandelte die Regierung Hitler den Staat in eine Raubmaschine ohne Beispiel. Die große Mehrheit der Deutschen stellte sie mit sozialpolitischen Wohltaten, guter Versorgung und kleinen Steuergeschenken ruhig. Die Kosten dieser Gefälligkeitsdiktatur hatten Millionen von Europäern zu tragen, deren Besitz und Existenzgrundlagen enteignet wurden. Die Erlöse aus dem Verkauf von jüdischen Vermögen überall in Europa flossen in die deutsche Kriegskasse und damit auch in die Taschen der Soldaten. Lange beschwiegen, werden hier endlich die Vorteile, welche die deutsche »Volksgemeinschaft« aus den Verbrechen des Nationalsozialismus, aus dem Krieg und der Ermordung der Juden zog, schonungslos dargestellt.

Der kroatische Ustascha-Staat 1941-1945

Author: Ladislaus Hory,Martin Broszat

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3486703757

Category: History

Page: 183

View: 3251

Nach der militärischen Entmachtung und territorialen Auflösung Jugoslawiens im April 1941 riefen Hitler und Mussolini einen großkroatischen Staat aus. Dieser stand unter der Führung Ante Pavelics und der Ustascha-Organisation und wurde rasch zu einem Feld rivalisierender italienischer und deutscher Interessen. Die Autoren beleuchten Charakter und Geschichte dieses scheinsouveränen Regimes, dessen Existenz vom Kampf gegen die Partisanen Titos und Mihajlovics geprägt wurde und das sich durch die brutale Verfolgung der serbisch-stämmigen Bevölkerung selbst desavouierte.

Geschichte des Faschismus

Aufstieg und Fall einer europäischen Bewegung

Author: Stanley G. Payne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783549071489

Category: Europe

Page: 800

View: 2045

Darstellung und Interpretation der Geschichte des Aufstiegs und Endes des Faschismus im 2. Weltkrieg.