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Surviving Hitler and Mussolini : daily life in occupied Europe / edited by Robert Gildea, Olivier Wieviorka and Anette Warring.

Contributor(s): Gildea, Robert | Wieviorka, Olivier, 1960- | Warring, Anette, 1958-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Occupation in Europe series: Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2006Edition: English ed.Description: x, 244 p. : map ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1845201817 (pbk.); 9781845201814 (pbk.); 1845201809; 9781845201807.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Occupied territories | Europe -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Europe -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 | Military occupation -- Social aspects | Military occupation -- Economic aspectsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Surviving Hitler and Mussolini.DDC classification: 940.53/37 Other classification: 15.70
Contents:
Surviving hunger : life in the cities and the countryside during the occupation / Polymeris Voglis -- To work or not to work? / Robert Gildea, Dirk Luyten and Juliane Fürst -- Intimate and sexual relations / Anette Warring -- The school as a cultural interface / Pavla Vošahlíková, Bénédicte Rochet and Fabrice Weiss -- Resisters : from everyday life to counter-state / Olivier Wieviorka and Jacek Tebinka -- Resistance and reprisals / Geraldien von Frijtag Drabbe Künzel.
Review: "Surviving Hitler and Mussolini examines how far everyday life was possible in a situation of total war and brutal occupation. Its theme is the social experience of occupation in German- and Italian-occupied Europe, and in particular the strategies ordinary people developed in order to survive. What emerges is that ordinary people were less heroes, villains or victims than inventive and resourceful individuals able to maintain courage and dignity despite the conditions they faced."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-236) and index.

Surviving hunger : life in the cities and the countryside during the occupation / Polymeris Voglis -- To work or not to work? / Robert Gildea, Dirk Luyten and Juliane Fürst -- Intimate and sexual relations / Anette Warring -- The school as a cultural interface / Pavla Vošahlíková, Bénédicte Rochet and Fabrice Weiss -- Resisters : from everyday life to counter-state / Olivier Wieviorka and Jacek Tebinka -- Resistance and reprisals / Geraldien von Frijtag Drabbe Künzel.

"Surviving Hitler and Mussolini examines how far everyday life was possible in a situation of total war and brutal occupation. Its theme is the social experience of occupation in German- and Italian-occupied Europe, and in particular the strategies ordinary people developed in order to survive. What emerges is that ordinary people were less heroes, villains or victims than inventive and resourceful individuals able to maintain courage and dignity despite the conditions they faced."--BOOK JACKET.

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CHOICE Review

These six chapters written by European scholars uncover revealing social details of everyday survival under primarily German but also Italian occupation. Analysis of the strategies of survival indicates that much depended upon the conditions of the war, the form occupation took, and the degree of integration into the Reich. Surviving hunger relied on requisitions, rationing, the bounty of harvests, and often, individual garden plots. Workloads related to whether labor was volunteered or forced, and varied according to location in a more lenient northwestern or a more brutal eastern Europe. The authors address cohabitation, especially in the German-Danish context, and its consequence in the post-1945 period. In the chapter on schools and "cultural interface," the degree of Germanization often depended upon the availability of teachers and the occupied zone. The final two chapters examine the patterns of resistance, reprisals (often counterproductive), and reactions. The six chapters draw heavily on French, Danish, Greek, Polish, and Dutch sources and offer invaluable new material for analysis and perceptions of the resilience and inventiveness of ordinary individuals and communities. The introduction is a fine historiographical survey of writings on everyday life. Well indexed with extensive bibliography. Summing Up: Recommended. University libraries, upper-division undergraduates and above. M. S. Miller emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Robert Gildea is Professor of French History at the University of Oxford. Olivier Wieviorka is Professor at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, Paris. Anette Warring is Professor of History, University of Roskilde, Denmark.

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