Hitler's Forgotten Ally: Ion Antonescu and his Regime, Romania 1940-1944

Hitler's Forgotten Ally: Ion Antonescu and his Regime, Romania 1940-1944

by D. Deletant


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This book is the first complete study in English of Antonescu's part in the Second World War. Antonescu was a major ally of Hitler and Romania fielded the third largest Axis army, joined the Tripartite Pact in November 1940 as a sovereign state and participated in the attack on the Soviet Union of 22 June 1941 as an equal partner of Germany.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403993410
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/12/2006
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 379
Sales rank: 966,085
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

DENNIS DELETANT is Professor of Romanian Studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London, UK, and at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (on secondment). He is the author of several volumes of studies on the recent history of Romania. In 1995 he was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to the development of British-Romanian relations.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Abbreviations of Primary Sources Introduction The Prelude to Antonescu's War Antonescu's Path to Power Antonescu and the National Legionary State Military Dictatorship and War Antonescu and the Jews Antonescu and the Holocaust Deportation Transnistria: The Fate of the Jews and Romas Suspension of Deportation, Repatriation and Emigration of Jews The Coup of 23 August 1944 The Trial of Ion Antonescu Conclusion Annex Notes Bibliography Index

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