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Author LinkLowe, Keith,1970-
Title LinkSavage Continent : Europe in the Aftermath of World War II / Keith Lowe.
Edition 1st Picador ed.
Imprint New York : Picador, 2013.
Description xx, 460 p., [16] p. of plates :  ill., maps. ;  23 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-441) and index.
Contents Contents: The legacy of war. Physical destruction ; Absence ; Displacement ; Famine ; Moral destruction ; Hope ; Landscape of chaos -- Vengeance. The thirst for blood ; The camps liberated ; Vengeance restrained : slave labourers ; German prisoners of war ; Vengeance unrestrained : Eastern Europe ; The enemy within ; Revenge on women and children ; The purpose of vengeance -- Ethnic cleansing. Wartime choices ; The Jewish flight ; The ethnic cleansing of Ukraine and Poland ; The expulsion of the Germans ; Europe in microcosm : Yugoslavia ; Western tolerance, Eastern intolerance -- Civil war. Wars within wars ; Political violence in France and Italy ; The Greek Civil War ; Cuckoo in the nest : Communism in Romania ; The subjugation of Eastern Europe ; The resistance of the ’Forest Brothers’ ; The Cold War mirror.
Summary Recounts the disorder in Europe after World War II, describing the brutal acts against Germans and collaborators, the anti-Semitic beliefs that reemerged, and the Allied-tolerated expulsions of citizens from their ancestral homelands.
Subject LinkReconstruction (1939-1951) -- Europe.
LinkCommunism -- Europe.
LinkEurope -- Economic conditions -- 1945-
LinkEurope -- History -- 1945-

System Number 000671619
ISBN Link9781250033567

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