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Recovered Territory : A German-Polish Conflict over Land and Culture, 1919-1989 (Hardcover) (Peter

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Upper Silesia, one of Central Europe's most important industrial borderlands, was at the center of heated conflict between Germany and Poland and experienced annexations and border re-drawings in 1922, 1939, and 1945. This transnational history examines these episodes of territorial re-nationalization and their cumulative impacts on the region and nations involved, as well as their use by the ****** and postwar communist regimes to legitimate violent ethnic cleansing. In their interaction with-and mutual influence on-one another, political and cultural actors from both nations developed a transnational culture of territorial rivalry. Architecture, spaces of memory, films, museums, folklore, language policy, mass rallies, and archeological digs were some of the means they used to give the borderland a "German"/"Polish" face. Representative of the wider politics of twentieth-century Europe, the situation in Upper Silesia played a critical role in the making of history's most violent and uprooting eras, 1939–1950.

Number of Pages: 280
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Peter Polak-springer
Language: English
Street Date: October 30, 2015
TCIN: 50125778
UPC: 9781782388876
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-3094

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