After the War Was Over: Reconstructing the Family, Nation, and State in Greece, 1943-1960

After the War Was Over: Reconstructing the Family, Nation, and State in Greece, 1943-1960

by Mark Mazower, Mark Mazower
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691058423

ISBN-13: 9780691058429

Pub. Date: 10/23/2000

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This volume makes available some of the most exciting research currently underway into Greek society after Liberation. Together, its essays map a new social history of Greece in the 1940s and 1950s, a period in which the country grappled—bloodily—with foreign occupation and intense civil conflict.

Extending innovative historical approaches to Greece,

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This volume makes available some of the most exciting research currently underway into Greek society after Liberation. Together, its essays map a new social history of Greece in the 1940s and 1950s, a period in which the country grappled—bloodily—with foreign occupation and intense civil conflict.

Extending innovative historical approaches to Greece, the contributors explore how war and civil war affected the family, the law, and the state. They examine how people led their lives, as communities and individuals, at a time of political polarization in a country on the front line of the Cold War's division of Europe. And they advance the ongoing reassessment of what happened in postwar Europe by including regional and village histories and by examining long-running issues of nationalism and ethnicity. Previously neglected subjects—from children and women in the resistance and in prisons to the state use of pageantry—yield fresh insights.

By focusing on episodes such as the problems of Jewish survivors in Salonika, memories of the Bulgarian occupation of northern Greece, and the controversial arrest of a war criminal, these scholars begin to answer persistent questions about war and its repercussions. How do people respond to repression? How deep are ethnic divisions? Which forms of power emerge under a weakened state? When forced to choose, will parents sacrifice family or ideology? How do ordinary people surmount wartime grievances to live together?

In addition to the editor, the contributors are Eleni Haidia, Procopis Papastratis, Polymeris Voglis, Mando Dalianis, Tassoula Vervenioti, Riki van Boeschoten, John Sakkas, Lee Sarafis, Stathis N. Kalyvas, Anastasia Karakasidou, Bea Lefkowicz, Xanthippi Kotzageorgi-Zymari, Tassos Hadjianastassiou, and Susanne-Sophia Spiliotis.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691058429
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/23/2000
Series:
Princeton Modern Greek Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Glossary of Terms ix

Introduction by Mark Mazower 1

Chapter One Three Forms of Political Justice: Greece, 1944-1945 by Mark Mazower 24

Chapter Two The Punishment of Collaborators in Northern Greece, 1945-1946 by Eleni Haidia 42

Chapter Three Purging the University after Liberation by Procopis Papastratis 62

Chapter Four Between Negation and Self-Negation: Political Prisoners in Greece, 1945-1950 by Polymeris Voglis 73

Chapter Five Children in Turmoil during the Civil War: Today's Adults by Mando Dalianis and Mark Mazower 91

Chapter Six Left-Wing Women between Politics and Family by Tassoula Vervenioti 105

Chapter Seven The Impossible Return: Coping with Separation and the Reconstruction of Memory in the Wake of the Civil War by Riki van Boeschoten 122

Chapter Eight Red Terror: Leftist Violence during the Occupation by Stathis N. Kalyvas 142

Chapter Nine The Civil War in Evrytania by John Sakkas 184

Chapter Ten The Policing of Deskati, 1942-1946 by Lee Sarafis 210

Chapter Eleven Protocol and Pageantry: Celebrating the Nation in Northern Greece by Anastasia Karakasidou 221

Chapter Twelve "After the War We Were All Together": Jewish Memories of Postwar Thessaloniki by Bea Lewkowicz 247

Chapter Thirteen Memories of the Bulgarian Occupation of Eastern Macedonia: Three Generations by Xantbippi Kotzageorgi-Zymari with Tassos Hadjianastassiou 273

Chapter Fourteen "An Affair of Politics, Not Justice": The Merten Trial (1957-1959) and Greek-German Relations by Susanne-Sophia Spiliotis 293

List of Contributors 303

Index 305

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