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Title Histories of the aftermath : the legacies of the Second World War in Europe / edited by Frank Biess and Robert G. Moeller
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 321 pages)
Contents Introduction / Frank Biess -- Defining the postwar -- The persistence of "the postwar" : Germany and Poland / Norman M. Naimark -- Feelings in the aftermath : toward a history of postwar emotions / Frank Biess -- In the aftermath of camps / Samuel Moyn -- Public and private memories -- Nothing is forgotten : individual memory and the myth of the Great Patriotic War / Lisa A. Kirschenbaum -- Neither erased nor remembered : Soviet "women combatants" and cultural strategies of forgetting in Soviet Russia, 1940s-1980s / Anna Krylova -- Generations as narrative communities : on the private sources of official cultures of remembrance in postwar Germany / Dorothee Wierling -- Mass-mediating war : how movies shaped memories -- "When will the real day come?" War films and Soviet postwar culture -- Denise Youngblood -- "Winning the peace" at the movies : suffering, loss, and redemption in postwar German cinema / Robert G. Moeller -- Italian cinema and the transition from dictatorship to democracy / Ruth Ben-Ghiat -- The reconstruction of citizenship -- War orphans and postfascist families : kinship and belonging after 1945 / Heide Fehrenbach -- Manners, morality, and civilization : reflections on postwar German etiquette books / Paul Betts -- From the "New Jerusalem" to the "decline" of the "New Elizabethan Age" : national identity and citizenship in Britain, 1945-56 / Sonya O. Rose -- "We are building a common home" : the moral economy of citizenship in postwar Poland / Katherine Lebow -- In the shadow of the bomb : military cultures -- The great tradition and the fates of annihilation : West German military culture in the aftermath of the Second World War / Klaus Naumann -- Soviet military culture and the legacy of the Second World War / Mikhail Tsypkin -- 1945-1955 : the age of total war / Pieter Lagrou
Summary In 1945, Europeans confronted a legacy of mass destruction and death: millions of families had lost their homes and livelihoods; millions of men in uniform had lost their lives; and millions more had been displaced by the war's destruction, and the genocidal policies of the Nazi regime. From a range of methodological historical perspectives--military, cultural, and social, to film and gender and sexuality studies--this volume explores how Europeans came to terms with these multiple pasts. With a focus on distinctive national experiences in both Eastern and Western Europe, it illuminates how post
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Citizenship -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Collective memory -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Group identity -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Memory -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Military art and science -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- Europe.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Influence.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war.
Europe -- History -- 1945-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Biess, Frank, 1966-
Moeller, Robert G.
ISBN 1845459989 (electronic bk.)
9781845459987 (electronic bk.)
(hbk. ; acid-free paper)