Early research on the Holocaust was characterized by studies of the extermination of the Jews without other victims of the Nazi policy of extermination being included. In the past twenty years, there has been a greater focus on such topics as prisoners of war and forced labourers in the Third Reich among scholars. This development of a wider perspective in research topics has revealed a need for more primary research. Based on this viewpoint, it was established that a need existed to expand the historical perspective by connecting the Holocaust with the treatment of prisoners of war. This book's main goal is to make a contribution to the strengthening of studies on prisoners of war and forced labour. The volume consists of papers first presented at the Falstad symposium Prisoners of War and Forced Labour- Histories of War and Occupation, held at the Falstad Centre on November 20-21, 2008. Topics of the symposium included prisoners of war; prisoners in concentration and extermination camps, people imprisoned for political or racial reasons; and forced labour, meaning civilians forced to migrate or forced to work for the Germans. The contributions in the book represent a broad perspective including researchers from the USA, Poland, Austria, Israel, Russia, Finland, the UK and Norway. The introduction gives a brief overview of how different European countries are dealing with the problem of overcoming the past and the state of research in some of these countries.
|Publisher:||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
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About the Author
Marianne Neerland Soleim is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Museum of Natural History and Archaeology in Trondheim and a researcher at the Falstad Memorial and Human Rights Centre. She is the author of Sovjetiske krigsfanger i Norge- Antall, organisering og repatriering (2009). She convened the Falstad symposium 2008, and has published several articles on eastern European prisoners of war and Norwegian culture of memory.