Seeking Peace in the Wake of War: Europe, 1943-1947

Seeking Peace in the Wake of War: Europe, 1943-1947

Hardback Amsterdam University Press - Studies of the Netherlands Inst

Edited by Sandrine Kott, Edited by Peter Romijn, Edited by Julia Hoffmann, Edited by Olivier Wieviorka

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  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 396 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm 505g
  • Publication date: 15 August 2015
  • Publication City/Country: Amsterdam
  • ISBN 10: 9089643788
  • ISBN 13: 9789089643780

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The Cold War was always more than East versus West. Despite the nuclear stand-off, contacts continued across the Iron Curtain as a diverse array of cultural and social contacts and exchanges were maintained by both individuals and institutions. This volume gathers together some of the most interesting examples of this East-West interchange, tracking the various actors involved, examining their motivations, and judging the results. The book therefore makes a new and important contribution to our understanding of the Cold War's social dynamics and how the 'East-West divide' was experienced - if not transgressed - by the cultural world.

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Julia Hoffmann is assistant professor of Media, Peace and Conflict Studies at the University for Peace in Costa Rica.||Sandrine Kott is professor of contemporary European history at Geneva University.|Peter Romijn is head of the Research Department at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and professor of history at the University of Amsterdam.|Olivier Wieviorka is professor of history at l' cole normale sup rieure in Cachan, France.

Table of contents

The Editors[-]Introduction: Seeking Peace in the Wake of War. Europe 1943-1947[-][-][-]Section 1: In the Wake of War[-][-]Marcin Zaremba [-]The 'War Syndrome': World War II and Polish Society[-][-]Stefan Ludwig Hoffmann[-]Germans into Allies. Writing a Diary in 1945[-][-]Olivier Wieviorka, Gabriella Gribaudi, Julie le Gac [-]Two Paths to the Same End? The Challenges of the Liberation in France and Italy[-][-]Peter Romijn[-]'Liberators and Patriots': Military Interim Rule and the Politics of Transition in the Netherlands, 1944-1945[-][-][-]Section 2: Reordering communities[-][-]Juliette Denis[-]The Latvian Orphans Released from the Siberian Special Settlements (1946-1947): The Story of an Unusual Rescue in the Post-War USSR[-][-]Matej Spurny[-]Migration and Cleansing: Building a New Society in the Czech Borderlands after 1945[-][-]Audrey Kichelewski [-]To Stay or to Go? Reconfigurations of Jewish Life in Post-War Poland, 1944-1947[-][-]Masha Cerovic [-]Fighters Like No Others: The Soviet Partisans in the Wake of War[-][-][-]Section 3: Organizing the Peace [-][-]Sabine Dullin [-]How the Soviet Empire Relied on Diversity: Territorial Expansion and National Borders at the End of World War II in Ruthenia [-][-]Dirk Luyten[-]Social Security and the end of the Second World War in France, the Netherlands and Belgium: Social Peace, Organizational Power and the State[-][-]Polymeris Voglis [-]The Politics of Reconstruction: Foreign Aid and State Authority in Greece, 1945-1947[-][-]Sandrine Kott[-]Organizing World Peace: The ILO from the Second World War to the Cold War[-][-]Philip Nord [-]Conclusion [-]