Europe has a long history of state-led population displacement on ethnic grounds. The nationalist argument of ethnic homogeneity has been a crucial factor in the mapping of the continent. At no time has this been more the case than during and after the Second World War. Both under the aggressive expansionism of the Third Reich and after Germany's defeat, millions were brutally forced out of their homelands. Presenting a history from the top as well as the bottom, People on the Move reconstructs the complex map of forced population displacements that took place across Europe during and immediately after the Second World War.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2: Forced migration plans and policies by Nazi Germany Chapter 3. The population policies of the "Axis" allies Chapter 4. Population movements at the end of the war and in its aftermath Chapter 5. The experience of transfer and expulsion Chapter 6. Forced migrations and mass movements in the memorialisation after the war Chapter 7 Forced Labourers in the "Third Reich"
Pertti Ahonen, University of Edinburgh Gustavo Corni, University of Trento Kerzy Kochanowski, University of Warsaw Rainer Schulze, Essex University Tamas Stark, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Budapest Barbara Stelzl-Marx, L. Boltzmann Institut fuer Kriegsfolgenforschung Graz.