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Warlands : Population Resettlement and State Reconstruction in the Soviet-East European Borderlands, 1945-50 - Peter Gatrell

Warlands

Population Resettlement and State Reconstruction in the Soviet-East European Borderlands, 1945-50

By: Peter Gatrell (Editor), Nick Baron (Editor)

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Published: 21st August 2014
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During the Second World War, the Nazis deported millions of Soviet, Baltic and Polish civilians, soldiers and prisoners of war to Germany. Many others were uprooted within occupied territories. This volume examines the 'violent peacetime' that followed the war, as these displaced persons strove to return home or to flee westwards during a time of territorial changes, the brutal imposition or reassertion of communist power, widespread nationalist resistance, state strategies of socio-ethnic engineering and economic reconstruction, new forms of international humanitarian intervention and emerging Cold War antagonisms. Contributors discuss the politics, personnel, administrative structures and everyday experience of Allied displaced persons camps in Germany; the political 'filtration' and sanitary screening procedures which Soviet repatriates underwent before they were permitted to return to their homes; and governmental arrangements for sorting, classifying and transferring people throughout the contested borderlands. The book pays close attention to how displacement, internment, resettlement and diaspora were experienced by migrants, and how they have been remembered and commemorated. Warlands will fascinate anyone interested in population displacement as state practice and social experience.

"It is inter-ethnic subtleties of this kind which are brought to light so well in this excellent collection of essays - essential reading for students of Central and Eastern Europe." - European History Quarterly "The strengths of Warlands are numerous, and the volume represents an impressive contribution to a growing body of scholarship on resettlement." - Journal of Contemporary History

Preface and Acknowledgements List of Maps and Photos Abbreviations 1. From 'Homelands' to 'Warlands': Themes, Approaches, Voices; P.Gatrell PART I: TRANSIT: NATIONAL EXPERIENCES AND INTERNATIONAL INTERVENTIONS IN POST-WAR DP CAMPS 2. Living in the DP Camp: Lithuanian Refugees in the West, 1944-1954; T.Balkelis 3. 'How those brothers in foreign lands are dividing the fatherland': Latvian National Politics in Displaced Persons Camps after the Second World War; A.Purs 4. The Quaker Internationalist Tradition in Displaced Person Camps 1945-1948; J.Carson PART II: RETURN: SOVIET POST-WAR RESETTLEMENT PRACTICES AND POPULATION MANAGEMENT 5. Remaking Soviet Society: the Filtration of Returnees from Nazi Germany, 1944-1949; N.Baron 6. Dirt, Disease and Disorder: Population Re-placement in Post-war Leningrad and the 'Danger' of Social Contamination; S.Peeling 7. The Repatriation of Armenians to Soviet Armenia, 1945-1949; J.Laycock PART III: BORDER CROSSINGS: STATE PRACTICES OF DISPLACEMENT AND NATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION 8. Ukrainian-Polish Population Transfers, 1944-1946: Moving in Opposite Directions; K.Stadnik 9. To Pacify, Populate and Polonize: Territorial Transformations and the Displacement of Ethnic Minorities in Communist Poland, 1944-1949; K.Zielinski 10. Population Displacement and Regional Reconstruction in Post-War Poland: the Case of Upper Silesia; E.Ochman PART IV: THE POLITICS OF MEMORY: LONG-TERM PERSPECTIVES ON DISPLACEMENT 11. Locating Estonia: Perspectives from Exile and the Homeland; M.Wulf 12. Violent Peacetime: Reconceptualising Displacement and Resettlement in the Soviet-East European Borderlands after the Second World War; P.Gatrell and N.Baron Index

ISBN: 9781137441423
ISBN-10: 1137441429
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 21st August 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.45