Uprooted How Breslau Became Wroclaw During the Century

ISBN-10: 0691152918
ISBN-13: 9780691152912
Edition: 2011
Authors: Gregor Thum
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Gregor Thum is assistant professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh.

Acknowledgments
A Note on Names
Prologue: A Dual Tragedy
The Destruction of Breslau
Poland's Shift to the West
Introduction
The Postwar Era: Rupture and Survival
Takeover
A Fait Accompli
The Mission of the Government Plenipotentiaries
�Noah's Ark� in Krakow
Poles and Russians-A Secret Hostility
Russians and Germans-An Unsettling Friendship
The Patriotic Reorganization of the Church
Moving People
The Evacuation of the Germans
The Settlement of the Poles
The Resettlement Apparatus and the Migration of Peoples
Searching for Urban Settlers
The Ruralization of the City
A Loss of Substance
Vandalism and the Great Fires
Soviet Dismantling
The �Szabrownicy� and the BlackMarket
Polish Dismantling
The Decay of Residential Housing
Reconstruction
Wroclaw between Provincial City and Bustling Metropolis
Momentum and Stagnation
Raising the Old Town from Its Ashes
1956 and a Changing Building Policy
The Politics of The Past: The City's Transformation
The Impermanence Syndrome
An Alien Place
A Motley Society
The Capital of Poland's �Wild West�
Sitting on Packed Suitcases
Propaganda as Necessity
Phe Tradition of Polish Western Thought (Mysl Zachodnia)
Nationalism and Communism in the People's Republic
Ttie Advocates of Western Thought
Tlie Phases of Propaganda
Language Conventions
The Success of Propaganda and the Requirements of the Time
Mythicizing History
The hand of the Piasts
Wroclaw's Eternal Ties to Poland
Prussia's Conquest and Wroclaw's Decline
A Bastion of Polishness
Prom Friedrich II to Hitler: German Continuities
The Pioneers of 1945
Migrations
Cleansing Memory
Polonization: Places, Streets, and People
De-Germanization: Inscriptions, Monuments, Cemeteries
The Pillars of an Imagined Tradition
A New Coat of Arms
The Power of Old Monuments and the Placelessness of New Ones
The Noisy Silence of Local Historiography
The Ritual of Commemoration
Old Town, New Contexts
Warsaw as a Model
The Sacralization of the Gothic
The Toleration of the Baroque
The Anti-Prussian Reflex
Historic Buildings and Forced Migration
Prospects
Amputated Memory and the
Turning Point of 1989
The City without a Memory
The Revolution in German-Polish Relations
The Fall of Communism and the Discovery of the Bourgeois City
Wroclaw's Search for a New Local Identity
List of Abbreviations
Translations of Polish Institutions
List of Polish and German Street Names
Notes
Sources and Literature
Map of Poland after the Westward Shift of 1945
Simplified Map of Wroclaw Today
Index

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