World War ll

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The communist authorities’ refusal to recognize the Roma as a national minority. A moment in the history of the Roma in Romania, 1948 –1949

This paper deals with the moment in 1948–1949, when the representative organization of the Romanian Roma unsuccessfully tried to obtain for them from the communist authorities the status of a national minority. For the Romanian Communist Party, the Roma represented a population that had to be brought into its sphere of influence. Discussions on the establishment of the People’s Union of the Roma lasted for several months but eventually led to the rejection of the request of the Roma leaders. The institutions involved in these discussions created documents, some of which are kept in the archives and allow us to study this moment in time.

By Viorel Achim Inga kommentarer till The communist authorities’ refusal to recognize the Roma as a national minority.

Through Polish eyes. Polish-Swedish relations during the Second World War

+ Paweł Jaworski, Marzyciele i oportuniści: Stosunki polsko-szwedzkie w latach 1939–1945, [Dreamers and opportunists: Polish-Swedish relations in 1939–1945], Warsaw 2009: IPN, 448 pages

By Piotr Wawrzeniuk Inga kommentarer till Through Polish eyes.

War, masculinity, and memory. Recruited into a foreign army

Ene Kõresaar (ed.)Soldiers of Memory World War II and its Aftermath in , Estonian Post-Soviet Life Stories, Amsterdam & New York Rodopi 2011, 441 pages

By Yulia Gradskova Inga kommentarer till Recruited into a foreign army

spomeniks symbolism gone for good?

Spomeniks are monuments commemorating the World War  II dot the landscape: gigantic futuristic creations that in some cases have been spared destruction.

By Sara Bergfors 1 kommentar till symbolism gone for good?

Birgitta Almgren. Politically Loaded Words

In this interview professor Birgitta Almgren discusses her study on Nazi-German infiltration in Sweden and the offshoots, in Cold War Sweden, of the GDR’s policies. She is now requesting that the Swedish law courts make it possible for her to continue her research by granting her access to the so-called Rosenholz files. In a comment professor Åmark argues for a release of the Stasi-material.

By Hans Wolf 4 kommentarer till Politically Loaded Words

Minorities. a Language without an Army

To be tolerated is to be disliked. Minorities are oppressed and persecuted to a degree that is difficult to absorb, says David Gaunt. Within the affected group, it takes several generations to dare to talk about genocide.

By MarieLouise Samuelsson Inga kommentarer till a Language without an Army

Holocaust in the archives. Writing for an astonished posterity

+ Samuel D. Kassow Who Will Write Our History: Emmanuel Ringelblum, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Oyneg Shabes Archive. Bloomington: Indiana University Press 2007. 523 pages.Sascha Feuchert, Erwin Liebfried & Jörg Rieck (eds.) Die Chronik des Gettos Lodz/Litzmannstadt. Four parts

+ 1 vol. supplementary material. Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2007. 523 pages.

By Steve Sem-Sandberg Inga kommentarer till Writing for an astonished posterity

Separate worlds

Of Lithuania’s 220,000 Jews, 94 percent were killed during the Holocaust. But few in Lithuania want to talk about crimes other than those committed by the Soviets against the Lithuanian minority. Today, slogans such as “Juden Raus” can again be heard on the streets of Vilnius.

By Arne Bengtsson 1 kommentar till worlds

A German who has traveled far. The man behind Echolot

+ Dirk Hempel. Walter Kempowski – Eine bürgerliche Biographie. Verlagsgruppe Random House (2007).

By Anders Björnsson Inga kommentarer till The man behind Echolot

Arrow Cross Women and Female Informants

In Hungary, there were several active women fascists. In the People’s Tribunals after World War II, however, few of the women were convicted. There was an unwillingness to think of women as capable of such evil deeds.

By Andrea Petö Inga kommentarer till Women and Female Informants