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Gaëlle Fisher

Resettlers and survivors. Bukovina and the politics of belonging in West Germany and Israel, 1945-1989

New York 2020

ISBN: 978-1-78920-667-8 (bestellen)

 

 

 

Located on the border of present-day Romania and Ukraine, the historical region of Bukovina was the site of widespread displacement and violence as it passed from Romanian to Soviet hands and back again during World War II. This study focuses on two groups of "Bukovinians"—ethnic Germans and German-speaking Jews—as they navigated dramatically changed political and social circumstances in and after 1945. Through comparisons of the narratives and self-conceptions of these groups, Resettlers and Survivors gives a nuanced account of how they dealt with the difficult legacies of World War II, while exploring Bukovina’s significance for them as both a geographical location and a "place of memory."

 

 

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