The Politics of Retribution in Europe : World War II and Its Aftermath

By: Deák, IstvánContributor(s): Gross, Jan T | Judt, TonyMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (698 p.)ISBN: 9781400832057Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists -- EuropeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Politics of Retribution in Europe : World War II and Its AftermathDDC classification: 940.55 LOC classification: D802.E9Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Preliminaries; Contents; Preface; PART I: PRELIMINARIES; PART II: THE EXPERIENCE OF WAR; PART III: TRIALS AND POLITICAL EXPEDIENCY; PART IV: EPILOGUE; List of Contributors; Index
Summary: The presentation of Europe's immediate historical past has quite dramatically changed. Conventional depictions of occupation and collaboration in World War II, of wartime resistance and post-war renewal, provided the familiar backdrop against which the chronicle of post-war Europe has mostly been told. Within these often ritualistic presentations, it was possible to conceal the fact that not only were the majority of people in Hitler's Europe not resistance fighters but millions actively co-operated with and many millions more rather easily accommodated to Nazi rule. Moreover, after the war
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Preliminaries; Contents; Preface; PART I: PRELIMINARIES; PART II: THE EXPERIENCE OF WAR; PART III: TRIALS AND POLITICAL EXPEDIENCY; PART IV: EPILOGUE; List of Contributors; Index

The presentation of Europe's immediate historical past has quite dramatically changed. Conventional depictions of occupation and collaboration in World War II, of wartime resistance and post-war renewal, provided the familiar backdrop against which the chronicle of post-war Europe has mostly been told. Within these often ritualistic presentations, it was possible to conceal the fact that not only were the majority of people in Hitler's Europe not resistance fighters but millions actively co-operated with and many millions more rather easily accommodated to Nazi rule. Moreover, after the war

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István Deák is Seth Low Professor of History at Columbia University and the author of, among other books, Beyond Nationalism: A Social and Political History of the Habsburg Officer Corps, l848-1918 . Jan T. Gross is Professor of Politics and European Studies at New York University. He is the author of, among other books, Revolution from Abroad: Soviet Conquest of Poland's Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia (Princeton). Tony Judt is Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies at New York University. His many books include The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, and the French Twentieth Century .

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