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29%OFFGregor Thum - Uprooted: How Breslau Became Wroclaw during the Century of Expulsions - 9780691152912 - V9780691152912
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Uprooted: How Breslau Became Wroclaw during the Century of Expulsions

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Description for Uprooted: How Breslau Became Wroclaw during the Century of Expulsions Paperback. With the stroke of a pen at the Potsdam Conference following the Allied victory in 1945, Breslau, the largest German city east of Berlin, became the Polish city of Wroclaw. This work examines the long-term psychological and cultural consequences of forced migration in 20th-century Europe through the experiences of Wroclaw's Polish inhabitants. Num Pages: 552 pages, 90 halftones. 2 maps. BIC Classification: 1DVP; 3JJP; 3JM; HBJD; HBLW3. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 158 x 235 x 30. Weight in Grams: 926.
With the stroke of a pen at the Potsdam Conference following the Allied victory in 1945, Breslau, the largest German city east of Berlin, became the Polish city of Wroclaw. Its more than six hundred thousand inhabitants--almost all of them ethnic Germans--were expelled and replaced by Polish settlers from all parts of prewar Poland. Uprooted examines the long-term psychological and cultural consequences of forced migration in twentieth-century Europe through the experiences of Wroclaw's Polish inhabitants. In this pioneering work, Gregor Thum tells the story of how the city's new Polish settlers found themselves in a place that was not only ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Princeton University Press
Number of pages
552
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Condition
New
Weight
925 g
Number of Pages
552
Place of Publication
New Jersey, United States
ISBN
9780691152912
SKU
V9780691152912
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99-1

About Gregor Thum
Gregor Thum is assistant professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh.

Reviews for Uprooted: How Breslau Became Wroclaw during the Century of Expulsions
As a case study from 'the century of expulsions,' Thurn's monograph significantly contributes to uncovering how and why the complex ethnic patchwork of Europe was remade into ostensibly homogenous nation-states. Richly illustrated, well translated, and available at an affordable price, it will offer valuable insights to scholars and students alike and should prove useful in courses on ethnic cleansing, urban ... Read more

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