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Das halbe Jahrhundert meiner Eltern

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Book Series: EUKLID : Europäische Kultur und Ideengeschichte. Studien ISSN: 18675018 ISBN: 9783731503606 Year: Volume: 8 Pages: 218 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000046370 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Philosophy
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The titels alludes to the Dutch family history of Geert Mak ""De eeuw van mijn vader"" an exemplary history of Dutch society and mentalites. There are similarities to Walter Kempowskis historical narration ""Deutsche Chronik"" The double biographies of Rudi Kunze (1925 - 2001) and Gerda Kunze (1926 - 2010) are a unique, Hollywood-like movie plot and a characteristically German narration in the half century of extremes.

The Roma Struggle for Compensation in Post-War Germany

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ISBN: 9781907396113 9781912260065 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Hertfordshire Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100789
Subject: Law
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Thirty years passed before it was accepted, in West Germany and elsewhere, that the Roma (Germany's Gypsies) had been Holocaust victims. And, similarly, it took thirty years for the West German state to admit that the sterilisation of Roma had been part of the 'Final Solution'.Drawing on a substantial body of previously unseen sources, this book examines the history of the struggle of Roma for recognition as racially persecuted victims of National Socialism in post-war Germany.Since modern academics belatedly began to take an interest in them, the Roma have been described as 'forgotten victims'.This book looks at the period in West Germany between the end of the War and the beginning of the Roma civil rights movement in the early 1980s, during which the Roma were largely passed over when it came to compensation. The complex reasons for this are at the heart of this book.

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History --- Holocaust --- Germany --- Roma --- Sinti --- Gypsies --- Gypsy --- Romani --- WWII --- Second World War --- Sterilisation --- Sterilization

A People's History of the Second World War

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ISBN: 9780745328034 9781849647199 9781849647205 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100869
Subject: History
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A People's History of the Second World War unearths the fascinating history of the war as fought 'from below'. Until now, the vast majority of historical accounts have focussed on the conflict between the Allied and Axis powers for imperialist mastery. Donny Gluckstein shows that in fact between 1939 and 1945 two distinct wars were fought – one ‘from above’ and one ‘from below’. Using examples from countries under the Nazi heel, in the colonies and within the Axis and Allied camps, Gluckstein brings to life the very different struggle of the people's and resistance movements which proliferated during the war. He shows how they fought not just fascism, but colonialism and empire, and were betrayed by the Allies at the war’s end. This book will fundamentally challenge our understanding of the Second World War – both about the people who fought it and the reasons for which it was fought.

Macht Arbeit Frei?

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Book Series: Jews of Poland ISBN: 9781618115966 9781618119087 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101117
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This book examines the forced labor of Jews in the General Government of Occupied Poland from 1939-1943. Specifically, it traces the bureaucratic understanding and use the terms "labor" and "work" in the General Government; it also examines how these terms figured in the lives of Jews, for whom "labor"''s original understanding as a means of subsistence came to be redefined as a means of survival. The changing meaning of other key terms are examined in detail; these include, among others, "forced labor" (Zwangsarbeit), "slave labor" (Sklavenarbeit). The volume carefully analyzes the modus operandi of the Nazi system of power, in which bureaucracy ballooned, there were conflicts of interest between different institutions, and there was a total destruction of human and moral values, which led to extensive degeneration.

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