By Frank Biess, Robert G. Moeller
"This is a wonderful assortment. In its thematic breadth and its extensive geographical insurance it's relatively distinctive." · Mark Roseman, Indiana collage, Bloomington In 1945, Europeans faced a legacy of mass destruction and loss of life: thousands of households had misplaced their houses and livelihoods; hundreds of thousands of guys in uniform had misplaced their lives; and hundreds of thousands extra were displaced via the war's destruction, and the genocidal regulations of the Nazi regime. From quite a number methodological ancient perspectives-military, cultural, and social, to movie and gender and sexuality studies-this quantity explores how Europeans got here to phrases with those a number of pasts. With a spotlight on designated nationwide reviews in either japanese and Western Europe, it illuminates how postwar stabilization coexisted with chronic insecurities, accidents, and trauma. Frank Biess is affiliate Professor of heritage on the collage of California, San Diego. he's the writer of Homecomings: Returning POWs and the Legacies of Defeat in Postwar Germany (Princeton UP, 2006), and he's presently engaged on a historical past of worry and anxiousness in postwar Germany. Robert G. Moeller is Professor of recent ecu and German historical past on the college of California, Irvine. He has released commonly at the social, cultural, and political heritage of Germany within the 20th century.
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Vertreibungsdiskurs und europäische Erinnerungskultur: Deutsch-polnische Initiativen zur Institutionalisierung: Eine Dokumentation (Osnabrück, 2006), 27. 44. Troebst, Vertreibungsdiskurs: Dokumentation, 243. 1 The essay outlines the conceptual possibilities that are inherent in applying the history of emotions to the study of the postwar. ” Because these emotions were closely linked to the experience and memory of violence, they were particularly important in confronting the legacies of the Second World War.
2 (spring 1999): 111–15. 16. See Piotr Madajczyk, Przylaczenie Slaska Opolskiego do Polski 1945–1948 (Warsaw, 1994); Bernadetta Nitschke, Wysiedlenie Ludnosci niemieckiej z Polski w latach 1945–1949 (Zielena Gora, 1999); and Timothy Snyder, The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569– 1999 (New Haven, 2003). 17. Krystyna Kersten, The Establishment of Communist Rule in Poland, 1943–1948, trans. John Micgiel and Michael H. Bernhard (Berkeley, 1991), 214–15. 18. Charles Gati, Hungary and the Soviet Bloc (Durham, 1986), 100–101.
33 In particular, memories of emotions as a driving force of fascism strongly affected postwar emotional norms and modes of expression. To give one example: in his last publication before his untimely death, the émigré political scientist and author of Behemoth, Franz Neumann, identified the transformation of real existing fear (of, for example, economic decline) into a neurotic anxiety of persecution as the main emotional basis of National Socialism. 34 These diagnoses of the emotional basis of National Socialism assumed an important significance for contemporaries’ own desire for emotional (self-) control.
Histories of the Aftermath: The Legacies of the Second World War in Europe by Frank Biess, Robert G. Moeller