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Switzerland and the Second World War - Georg Kreis

Switzerland and the Second World War

By: Georg Kreis (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th June 2000
ISBN: 9780714650296
Number Of Pages: 378

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This collection of essays sheds light on the history of Switzerland during World War II, covering such topics as: trade; financial relations; gold; refugees; defence; and foreign relations. It also touches on official post-war measures to suppress the problematic aspects of Switzerland's involvement in the war.
The work contributes to the debate that started in 1966 over the "dormant accounts" of Holocaust victims still held by Swiss banks. This issue has spread to include questions about: fugitive Nazi funds and the gold trade between the Swiss National Bank and the German Reichsbank; art dealing; insurance companies; participation in the "Aryanization" of Jewish companies in Germany; and slave labour.

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Notes on Contributorsp. xv
Introduction: Four Debates and Little Dissentp. 1
Foreign Trade and Swiss Politics, 1939-45p. 26
Switzerland's International Financial Relations, 1931-50p. 42
German Gold - Allied Gold, 1940-45p. 69
Unclaimed Assets of Nazi Victims in Switzerland: What People Knew and What Else They Ought to Knowp. 81
Swiss Refugee Policy, 1933-45p. 103
Investigating 'Anti-Semitism'?: On the Concept and Function of 'Anti-Semitism' and Problems Involved in Researchp. 132
Pilet-Golaz and the Making of Swiss Foreign Policy: Some Remarksp. 158
'Neither this Way nor any Other': Swiss Internationalism during the Second World Warp. 171
The Military National Defence, 1939-45p. 194
Political and Humanitarian Resistance in Switzerland, 1939-45p. 212
'Spiritual National Defence' in the 1930s: Swiss Political Culture between the Warsp. 236
Swiss Memory of the Second World War in the immediate Post-War Period, 1945-48p. 261
The 1946 National Public Opinion Survey as a Democratic Challengep. 282
Governmental Malaise with History: From the White Paper to the Bonjour Reportp. 312
Lest We Forget. Switzerland and the Second World War: The Sourcesp. 333
On the Role of the 'Swiss Independent Expert Commission on the Second World War'p. 353
Postscriptp. 362
Indexp. 365
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ISBN: 9780714650296
ISBN-10: 0714650293
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 378
Published: 29th June 2000
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Number: 1

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