The Legacy of Nazi Occupation: Patriotic Memory and National Recovery in Western Europe, 1945-1965 / Edition 1

The Legacy of Nazi Occupation: Patriotic Memory and National Recovery in Western Europe, 1945-1965 / Edition 1

by Pieter Lagrou
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521651808

ISBN-13: 9780521651806

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book offers a comparative analysis of how postwar society dealt with the disruptive legacy of Nazi occupation in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. It examines the postwar trajectories of resistance fighters, labor conscripts employed in Nazi Germany and victims of Nazi persecution and genocide. Their experiences were often incompatible with the patriotic

Overview

This book offers a comparative analysis of how postwar society dealt with the disruptive legacy of Nazi occupation in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. It examines the postwar trajectories of resistance fighters, labor conscripts employed in Nazi Germany and victims of Nazi persecution and genocide. Their experiences were often incompatible with the patriotic narratives, aimed at restoring national pride and with the international context, requiring reconciliation with West Germany. In the conflict between memories of the war and the contingencies of the postwar political agenda lies a key to understanding European history since 1945.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521651806
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare Series, #8
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1640L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Troublesome Heroes: The Post-War Treatment of Resistance Veterans: 1. Approaching victory and re-establishing the state; 2. Heroes of a nation: Belgium and France; 3. A nation of heroes: the Netherlands; Part II. Repatriating Displaced Populations from Germany: 4. Displaced populations; 5. The challenge to the post-war state: Belgium and the Netherlands; 6. Pétain's exiles and De Gaulle's deportees; Part III. The Legacy of Forced Economic Migration: 7. Labour and total war; 8. Moral panic: 'the soap, the suit and above all the Bible'; 9. Patriotic scrutiny; 10. 'Deportation': the defence of the labour conscripts; Part IV. Martyrs and Other Victims of Nazi Persecution; 11. Plural persecutions; 12. National martyrdom; 13. Patriotic memories and the genocide; 14. Remembering the war and legitimising the post-war international order; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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