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Author Thum, Gregor, 1967-

Uniform Title Fremde Stadt. English
Title Uprooted [electronic resource] : how Breslau became Wroclaw during the century of expulsions / Gregor Thum ; translated from the German by Tom Lampert and Allison Brown ; translation of Polish sources by W. Martin and Jasper Tilbury.

Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xl, 508 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A note on names -- Prologue: A dual tragedy -- The destruction of Breslau -- Poland's shift to the west -- pt. 1. The postwar era : rupture and survival -- Takeover -- Moving people -- A loss of substance -- Reconstruction -- pt. 2. The politics of the past : the city's transformation -- The impermanence syndrome -- Propaganda as necessity -- Mythicizing history -- Cleansing memory -- The pillars of an imagined tradition -- Old town, new contexts -- pt. 3. Prospects -- Amputated memory and the turning point of 1989 -- Appendix 1: List of abbrevations -- Appendix 2: Translations of Polish institutions -- Appendix 3: List of Polish and German street names.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Influence.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Deportations from Poland.
Forced migration -- Poland -- Wroclaw -- History -- 20th century.
Social change -- Poland -- Wroclaw -- History -- 20th century.
City and town life -- Poland -- Wroclaw -- History -- 20th century.
Collective memory -- Poland -- Wroclaw -- History -- 20th century.
Wroclaw (Poland) -- History -- 20th century.
Oder-Neisse Line (Germany and Poland)
Wroclaw (Poland) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Lampert, Tom.
Brown, Allison.
Martin, W.
Tilbury, Jasper.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780691140247 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780691152912 (pbk.: alk. paper)
9781400839964 (e-book)

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