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Redrawing Nations : Ethnic Cleansing in East-Central Europe, 1944-1948 - Philipp Ther

Redrawing Nations

Ethnic Cleansing in East-Central Europe, 1944-1948

By: Philipp Ther (Editor), Ana Siljak (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th November 2001
ISBN: 9780742510944
Number Of Pages: 368
For Ages: 22+ years old

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After World War II, some 12 million Germans, 3 million Poles and Ukrainians, and tens of thousands of Hungarians were expelled from their homes and forced to migrate to their supposed countries of origin. Using the latest archival materials from Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Czechoslovak, German, British, and American archives, the contributors to this book provide a sweeping, detailed account of the turmoil caused by the huge wave of forced migration during the nascent Cold War. The book also documents the deep and lasting political, social, and economic consequences of this traumatic time, raising difficult questions about the effect of forced migration on postwar reconstruction, the rise of Communism, and the growing tensions between Western Europe and the Eastern bloc. Those interested in European Cold-War history will find this book indispensable for understanding the profound-but hitherto little known-upheavals caused by the massive ethnic cleansing that took place from 1944 to 1948. Visit our website for sample chapters!

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A terrific compendium. There is nothing like this important and extremely useful book available in English. The archival work is pioneering, and the insights gleaned from the archives help us all understand better the much-underrated significance of the issues related to the deportation of Germans, Ukrainians, and Poles from their homelands in post-World War II East-Central Europe.--Norman Naimark, Stanford University

Series Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
A Century of Forced Migration: The Origins and Consequences of "Ethnic Cleansing"p. 43
Creating a Polish Nation-State
Forced Migration and the Transformation of Polish Society in the Postwar Periodp. 75
"Cleansing" Poland of Germans: The Province of Pomerania, 1945-1949p. 87
Who Is a Pole, and Who Is a German? The Province of Olsztyn in 1945p. 107
"De-Germanization" and "Re-Polonization" in Upper Silesia, 1945-1950p. 121
Gathering Poles into Poland: Forced Migration from Poland's Former Eastern Territoriesp. 135
Expulsion, Resettlement, Civil Strife: The Fate of Poland's Ukrainians, 1944-1947p. 155
Overcoming Ukrainian Resistance: The Deportation of Ukrainians within Poland in 1947p. 173
Retribution and Expulsion in Czechoslovakia
The Mechanics of Ethnic Cleansing: The Expulsion of Germans from Czechoslovakia, 1945-1947p. 197
To Prosecute or to Expel? Czechoslovak Retribution and the "Transfer" of Sudeten Germansp. 221
The Social and Economic Consequences of Resettling Czechs into Northwestern Bohemia, 1945-1947p. 241
German Refugees and the New German States
Compelling the Assimilation of Expellees in the Soviet Zone of Occupation and the GDRp. 263
Social Conflict and Social Transformation in the Integration of Expellees into Rural Brandenburg, 1945-1952p. 285
The German Refugees and Expellees from the East and the Creation of a Western German Identity after World War IIp. 307
Conclusionp. 327
Indexp. 337
About the Contributorsp. 341
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ISBN: 9780742510944
ISBN-10: 0742510948
Series: Harvard Cold War Studies Books (Paperback)
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
For Grades: 17+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 28th November 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.29  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.53