A Clean Sweep?: The Politics of Ethnic Cleansing in Western by T. David Curp

By T. David Curp

A fresh Sweep? The Politics of Ethnic detoxing in Western Poland, 1945-1960 examines the long term effect of ethnic detoxification on postwar Poland, targeting the western Polish provinces of Poznan and Zielona G?ra. applying archival fabrics from a number of assets, together with newly to be had mystery Police files, it demonstrates how ethnic detoxification solidified Communist rule within the brief time period whereas reshaping and "nationalizing" that rule. The Poles of Poznan performed an important function within the postwar nationwide revolution during which Poland used to be ethnically cleansed by way of a joint attempt of the folks and nation. A ensuing nationwide harmony supplied the Communist-dominated regime with an underlying balance, whereas it remodeled what were a militantly internationalist Polish Communism. This e-book addresses the legacy of Polish-German clash that resulted in ethnic detoxing in East important Europe, the ramifications in the context of Polish Stalinism's social and cultural revolutions, and the next anti-national counterrevolutionary attempt to damage the bonds of nationwide team spirit. eventually, it examines how the Poznan milieu undermined after which reversed Stalinist efforts at socioeconomic and cultural revolution. within the aftermath of the Poznan rebellion of June 1956, the regime's management re-embraced hyper-nationalist politics and activists, and via 1960 Polish specialists had succeeded in stabilizing their rule on the price of turning into an more and more nationwide socialist polity. T. David Curp is assistant professor within the division of background at Ohio collage.

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Helped me deal with various problems. We not only enjoyed authority among Poles, but the Germans turned to us to publicize their orders and also our French, Russian and Yugoslav colleagues looked to us. With trust they heard our recommendations. And then we realized how stupid we Poles were. 88 Some further romanticized the spirit of cooperation that ruled during the war. qxd 9/5/2006 32 7:04 PM Page 32 A Clean Sweep? The war made many things clear which in peacetime were murky and hard to make out.

Stanisław Łukasiewicz, whose professor at Lwów had impressed upon him the Polishness of eastern Germany, spent the war in a number of prisoner of war (POW) camps, where he and his fellow Polish prisoners witnessed the interaction of Allied prisoners from all over continental Europe with their German captors. ) While in the camp, he came to an epiphany about the problems of his own people: People are the same everywhere. Certainly in Saxony they don’t love Bavarians too much—and further north in [Cologne] they were not enthusiastic about their brothers from Brandenburg or Prussia.

As the oldest, I took the lead, and always worked with with an Ensign E. Wasiak, who was a Poznaniak who . . helped me deal with various problems. We not only enjoyed authority among Poles, but the Germans turned to us to publicize their orders and also our French, Russian and Yugoslav colleagues looked to us. With trust they heard our recommendations. And then we realized how stupid we Poles were. 88 Some further romanticized the spirit of cooperation that ruled during the war. qxd 9/5/2006 32 7:04 PM Page 32 A Clean Sweep?

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