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Victims of Stalin and Hitler : The Exodus of Poles and Balts to Britain - T. Lane

Victims of Stalin and Hitler

The Exodus of Poles and Balts to Britain

By: T. Lane

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Published: 30th September 2004
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There are a number of publications which describe the experiences of deportees in the Soviet Union, and a number which consider the culture and role of refugees from the Nazis in this country. There are none which connect the two. None, that is to say, which examine the experiences of the victims of Stalin and Hitler from the onset of the Second World War, when their countries were occupied, until the building of their communities in Britain after the war. This project traces the history of Soviet and Nazi occupation of Poland and the Baltic States from 1939 until 1945 and the immigration of Poles and Balts to Great Britain at the end of the war. It offers a comparison of the experience of the victims of Nazi and Soviet occupation and their afterlives.

'This book is a fascinating history of the Polish and Baltic communities who arrived in the United Kingdom shortly after the Second World War. The author relies on interviews with elderly members of these communities and on documents from the Public Record Office. It was perhaps the last opportunity to obtain these important oral histories and Lane is the first British researcher to do so.' - International Affairs



'Its originality lies in the author's ability to weave personal stories into the otherwise dry facts concerning population movements. In this respect, the book becomes an inspiring social history.' - A.J Prazmowska, European History Quarterly

Foreword
Introduction
'A Timeless and Magical World'
Defeat
German Colonies
Soviet Fiefs
Deportations
Penal Camps Release Soldiers and Refugees
'Midway to Nowhere'
Resettlement Communities
Identities
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9781403932204
ISBN-10: 1403932204
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 281
Published: 30th September 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1