Pertti Ahonen – Gustavo Corni – Jerzy Kochanowski – Rainer Schulze – Tamas Stark – Barbara Stelzl-Marx
People on the move. Forced Population Movements in Europe in the Second World War and Its Aftermath
Oxford – New York 2008
272 S., € 60,00
Europe has a long history of state-led population displacement on ethnic grounds. The nationalist argument of ethnic homogeneity has been a crucial factor in the mapping of the continent. At no time has this been more the case than during and after the Second World War. Both under the aggressive expansionism of the “Third Reich” and after Germany’s defeat, millions were brutally forced out of their homelands.
Presenting a history from the top as well as the bottom, “People on the Move” reconstructs the complex map of forced population displacements that took place across Europe during and immediately after the Second World War.