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Warlands [electronic resource] : population resettlement and state reconstruction in the Soviet-East European Borderlands, 1945-50 /
edited by Peter Gatrell and Nick Baron.
imprint
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
description
xv, 276 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
023057601X (hbk.), 9780230576018 (hbk.)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
isbn
023057601X (hbk.)
9780230576018 (hbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
12031722
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Peter Gatrell is Professor of Economic History at the University of Manchester. He is the author most recently of the prize-winning A Whole Empire Walking: Refugees in Russia during World War 1 (1999), and Russia's First World War (2005), and co-editor (with Nick Baron) of Homelands: War, Population and Statehood in Eastern Europe and Russia, 1918-1924 (2004). Nick Baron is Associate Professor in History at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is author of Soviet Karelia: Politics, Planning and Terror in Stalin's Russia, 1920-1939 (2007), and editor of Nurturing the Nation: Displaced Children, State Ideology and Social Identity in Eastern Europe and the USSR, 1918-53 (2009).
Summaries
Main Description
The displacement of population during and after the Second World War took place on a global scale and formed part of a longer historical process of violence, territorial reconfiguration and state development. This book focuses on the profound political, social and economic upheavals in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe at this time.
Main Description
The displacement of population during and& after the Second World War took place on a global scale and formed part of a longer historical process of violence, territorial reconfiguration and state development. This book focuses on the profound political, social and economic upheavals in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe at this time.
Description for Bookstore
Studies the mass migrations in Eastern Europe post World War II in the context of territorial change, state reconstruction, new regimes of international intervention and emerging Cold War antagonisms
Long Description
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 appeal to anyone interested in population displacement as state practice and social experience
Bowker Data Service Summary
The displacement of population during & after the Second World War took place on a global scale & formed part of a longer historical process of violence, territorial reconfiguration & state 'development'. This book focuses on the profound social, political & economic upheavals in the Soviet Union & Eastern Europe at this time.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tablesp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Notes on Contributorsp. iv
Mapsp. xii
From 'Homelands' to 'Warlands': Themes, Approaches, Voicesp. 1
Transit: National Experiences and International Interventions in Postwar Displaced Persons Campsp. 23
Living in the Displaced Persons Camp: Lithuanian War Refugees in the West, 1944-54p. 25
'How those Brothers in Foreign Lands are Dividing the Fatherland': Latvian National Politics in Displaced Persons Camps after the Second World Warp. 48
The Quaker Internationalist Tradition in Displaced Persons Camps, 1945-48p. 67
Return: Soviet Postwar Resettlement Practices and Population Managementp. 87
Remaking Soviet Society: the Filtration of Returnees from Nazi Germany, 1944-49p. 89
Dirt, Disease and Disorder: Population Re-placement in Postwar Leningrad and the 'Danger' of Social Contaminationp. 117
The Repatriation of Armenians to Soviet Armenia, 1945-49p. 140
Border Crossings: State Practices of Displacement and National Reconstructionp. 163
Ukrainian-Polish Population Transfers, 1944-46: Moving in Opposite Directionsp. 165
To Pacify, Populate and Polonise: Territorial Transformations and the Displacement of Ethnic Minorities in Communist Poland, 1944-49p. 188
Population Displacement and Regional Reconstruction in Postwar Poland: the Case of Upper Silesiap. 210
The Politics of Memory: Long-Term Perspectives on Displacementp. 229
Locating Estonia: Perspectives from Exile and the Homelandp. 231
Violent Peacetime: Reconceptualising Displacement and Resettlement in the Soviet-East European Borderlands after the Second World Warp. 255
Indexp. 269
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