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Scattered Author Diana Howansky Reilly
ISBN-10 9780299293437
Release 2013-06-14
Pages 177
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Following World War II, the communist government of Poland forcibly relocated the country's Ukrainian minority by means of a Soviet-Polish population exchange and then a secretly planned action code-named Operation Vistula. In Scattered, Diana Howansky Reilly recounts these events through the experiences of three siblings caught up in the conflict, during a turbulent period when compulsory resettlement was a common political tactic used against national minorities to create homogenous states. Born in the Lemko region of southeastern Poland, Petro, Melania, and Hania Pyrtej survived World War II only to be separated by political decisions over which they had no control. Petro relocated with his wife to Soviet Ukraine during the population exchange of 1944–46, while his sisters Melania and Hania were resettled to western Poland through Operation Vistula in 1947. As the Ukrainian Insurgent Army fought resettlement, the Polish government meanwhile imprisoned suspected sympathizers within the Jaworzno concentration camp. Melania, Reilly's maternal grandmother, eventually found her way to the United States during Poland's period of liberalization in the 1960s. Drawing on oral interviews and archival research, Reilly tells a fascinating, true story that provides a bottom-up perspective and illustrates the impact of extraordinary historical events on the lives of ordinary people. Tracing the story to the present, she describes survivors' efforts to receive compensation for the destruction of their homes and communities. Silver Medal for World History, Independent Publisher Book Awards Finalist, Housatonic Book Awards Finalist in History, Foreword Books of the Year


ISBN-10 9783110528688
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INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HISTORICAL SCIENCES has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HISTORICAL SCIENCES also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HISTORICAL SCIENCES book for free.

The City in Russian Culture

The City in Russian Culture Author Pavel Lyssakov
ISBN-10 9781351388023
Release 2018-04-19
Pages 316
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Cities are constructed and organized by people, and in turn become an important factor in the organization of human life. They are sites of both social encounter and social division and provide for their inhabitants “a sense of place”. This book explores the nature of Russian cities, outlining the role played by various Russian cities over time. It focuses on a range of cities including provincial cities, considering both physical, iconic, created cities, and also cities as represented in films, fiction and other writing. Overall, the book provides a rich picture of the huge variety of Russian cities.

Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Foreign Policy

Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Foreign Policy Author Norman E. Saul
ISBN-10 9781442244375
Release 2014-12-16
Pages 526
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The Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Foreign Policy covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important individuals, events, and other aspects of the foreign policy of this important country.

Ukrainian Otherlands

Ukrainian Otherlands Author Natalia Khanenko-Friesen
ISBN-10 9780299303440
Release 2015-07-27
Pages 263
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Exploring a rich array of folk traditions that developed in the Ukrainian diaspora and in Ukraine during the twentieth century, Ukrainian Otherlands is an innovative exploration of modern ethnic identity and the deeply felt (but sometimes deeply different) understandings of ethnicity in homeland and diaspora.


Lemkovyna Author Ioann Polianskii
ISBN-10 1938292006
Release 2012
Pages 570
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Original Lemko edition published: Istoriia Lemkovyny / I. F. Lemkyn. 'IUnkers, N.I.: The Lemko Association of USA and Canada, 1969. This translation contains additional new material, mostly contained in appendices.


Krysia Author Krystyna Mihulka
ISBN-10 9781613734445
Release 2017-01-01
Pages 192
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Few people are aware that in the aftermath of German and Soviet invasions and division of Poland, more than 1.5 million people were deported from their homes in Eastern Poland to remote parts of Russia. Half of them died in labor camps and prisons or simply vanished, some were drafted into the Russian army, and a small number returned to Poland after the war. Those who made it out of Russia alive were lucky—and nine-year-old Krystyna Mihulka was among them. In this childhood memoir, Mihulka tells of her family's deportation, under cover of darkness and at gunpoint, and their life as prisoners on a Soviet communal farm in Kazakhstan, where they endured starvation and illness and witnessed death for more than two years. This untold history is revealed through the eyes of a young girl struggling to survive and to understand the increasingly harsh world in which she finds herself.

Nation and Loyalty in a German Polish Borderland

Nation and Loyalty in a German Polish Borderland Author Brendan Karch
ISBN-10 9781108610643
Release 2018-09-30
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In the bloody twentieth-century battles over Central Europe's borderlands, Upper Silesians stand out for resisting pressure to become loyal Germans or Poles. This work traces nationalist activists' efforts to divide Upper Silesian communities, which were bound by their Catholic faith and bilingualism, into two 'imagined' nations. These efforts, which ranged from the 1848 Revolution to the aftermath of the Second World War, are charted by Brendan Karch through the local newspapers, youth and leisure groups, neighborhood parades, priestly sermons, and electoral outcomes. As locals weathered increasing political turmoil and violence in the German-Polish contest over their homeland, many crafted a national ambiguity that allowed them to pass as members of either nation. In prioritizing family, homeland, village, class, or other social ties above national belonging, a majority of Upper Silesians adopted an instrumental stance towards nationalism. The result was a feedback loop between national radicalism and national skepticism.

The Eagle Unbowed

The Eagle Unbowed Author Halik Kochanski
ISBN-10 9780674071056
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 782
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World War II gripped Poland as it did no other country. Invaded by Germany and the USSR, it was occupied from the first day of war to the last, and then endured 44 years behind the Iron Curtain while its wartime partners celebrated their freedom. The Eagle Unbowed tells, for the first time, the story of Poland’s war in its entirety and complexity.

The Reconstruction of Nations

The Reconstruction of Nations Author Timothy Snyder
ISBN-10 030010586X
Release 2003
Pages 367
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"Snyder then follows transformed national ideas onto the new terrains presented by national independence after the revolutions of 1989. He reviews the threats to European security that arose in the early 1990s with the threats of breakaway minorities, provocations from Moscow, and popular fears of ethnic cleansing. Finally, he examines how a bold Polish eastern policy facilitated the peaceful end of Soviet rule in the region, prevented national disagreements from spilling into international conflict, and hastened European integration. After 1989, a Polish geopolitical vision channeled national interests toward peace."--BOOK JACKET.

Remembering Katyn

Remembering Katyn Author Alexander Etkind
ISBN-10 9780745662961
Release 2013-04-24
Pages 200
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Katyn– the Soviet massacre of over 21,000 Polish prisoners in 1940 – has come to be remembered as Stalin’s emblematic mass murder, an event obscured by one of the most extensive cover-ups in history. Yet paradoxically, a majority of its victims perished far from the forest in western Russia that gives the tragedy its name. Their remains lie buried in killing fields throughout Russia, Ukraine and, most likely, Belarus. Today their ghosts haunt the cultural landscape of Eastern Europe. This book traces the legacy of Katyn through the interconnected memory cultures of seven countries: Belarus, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and the Baltic States. It explores the meaning of Katyn as site and symbol, event and idea, fact and crypt. It shows how Katyn both incites nationalist sentiments in Eastern Europe and fosters an emerging cosmopolitan memory of Soviet terror. It also examines the strange impact of the 2010 plane crash that claimed the lives of Poland’s leaders en route to Katyn. Drawing on novels and films, debates and controversies, this book makes the case for a transnational study of cultural memory and navigates a contested past in a region that will define Europe’s future.

West Pomerania

West Pomerania Author Andrzej Wojtaszak
ISBN-10 8372413797
Release 2004
Pages 146
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Presidents secret wars

Presidents  secret wars Author John Prados
ISBN-10 UOM:39015035750085
Release 1996
Pages 572
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In this newly revised and updated edition of his essential work, John Prados adds his concluding findings on U.S. covert operations in Angola, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, and the Persian Gulf. Acclaimed as a landmark book about U.S. intelligence agencies in the postwar era, Presidents' Secret Wars describes the secret warfare mounted by the president, the CIA, and the Pentagon'Ź ;operations aimed at altering the destinies of nations and the course of global politics. Mr. Prados uses many newly declassified documents to open a vital window on this most secret aspect of American foreign policy. "A worthy and informative book"'Ź ;Washington Post. "An important book....Prados's recounting of the often neglected early days of the C.I.A. and its covert activities is especially enlightening."'Ź ;New York Times Book Review. 'ŹSFor those concerned with the study of intelligence, Presidents' Secret Wars will be highly useful because Dr. Prados has done serious archival research....This volume moves the study of covert operations to a higher and more sophisticated plane"'Ź ;Intelligence and National Security.


Warlands Author P. Gatrell
ISBN-10 9780230246935
Release 2009-10-22
Pages 276
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The displacement of population during and after the Second World War took place on a global scale and formed part of a longer historical process of violence, territorial reconfiguration and state 'development'. This book focuses on the profound political, social and economic upheavals in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe at this time.

The Jews of Eastern Europe 1772 1881

The Jews of Eastern Europe  1772 1881 Author Israel Bartal
ISBN-10 9780812200812
Release 2011-06-07
Pages 216
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In the nineteenth century, the largest Jewish community the modern world had known lived in hundreds of towns and shtetls in the territory between the Prussian border of Poland and the Ukrainian coast of the Black Sea. The period had started with the partition of Poland and the absorption of its territories into the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires; it would end with the first large-scale outbreaks of anti-Semitic violence and the imposition in Russia of strong anti-Semitic legislation. In the years between, a traditional society accustomed to an autonomous way of life would be transformed into one much more open to its surrounding cultures, yet much more confident of its own nationalist identity. In The Jews of Eastern Europe, Israel Bartal traces this transformation and finds in it the roots of Jewish modernity.

A minority vote

A minority vote Author Alastair Rabagliati
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105112299222
Release 2001-01
Pages 408
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Polish Americans and Their History

Polish Americans and Their History Author John J. Bukowczyk
ISBN-10 0822973219
Release 1996-12
Pages 296
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"These richly detailed, readable essays come at a propitious time. For despite all the talk in the academy of 'multiculturalism, ' the Poles presence on the American scene is still too often neglected."--Anthony Bukoski, University of Wisconsin, SuperiorThis rich collection brings together the work of eight leading scholars to examine the history of Polish-American workers, women, families, and politics. Contributors: Stanislaus A. Blejwas, Andrzej Brozek, William G. Falkowski, William J. Galush, Thaddeus C. Radzilowski, Daniel Stone, and Anna D. Jaroszynska-KirchmannJohn J. Bukowczyk is professor of history at Wayne State University and author of And My Children Did Not Know Me: A History of the Polish Americans.