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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
German Occupation of Belgium 1940-1944.
New York : Lang, Peter, Publishing Inc., ©2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Description:||1 online resource (386 pages)|
|Contents:||Table of Contents; Foreword by José Gotovitch ix; Preface and Acknowledgements xi; Introduction 1; I. Before the Occupation 5; The Land and the People 5; Institutions and Society 6; The Monarchy 13; Politics and Government 1918-1940 17; The "Language Question" 24; Foreign Policy 34; The Invasion and its Aftermath 43; II. Survey of the Main Periods of the Occupation 53; III. The Establishment of the New Administration 63; National-Socialist Government and German Designs on Belgium 63; The Establishment and Organization of the Military Command 68; General von Falkenhausen and his Staff 77. The Reports of the Military Administration: Intentionality and Reliability 93The Struggle Over the Introduction of a Civilian Administration (Reichskommissariat) 96; The Germans and the Belgian Administration 104; The Germans and the Administration of Law 114; IV. German Political Activities 125; General Policies 125; Policy Toward King Leopold 127; Nationality Policies (Volkstumspolitik) 130; The Germans and the Mass Media 136; Police and Security Measures 141; The Persecution of the Jews 149; Labor, Welfare and Culture 172; The Germans and Belgian Prisoners of War 186. V. The Economic Exploitation of Belgium 191General Observations 191; Reconstruction and Transportation 193; Stages of Exploitation 198; Agriculture and Food 214; Labor and the Labor Draft 225; The Management of Finances, Wages and Prices 238; External Trade 247; VI. Summary and Conclusion: The German Occupation Regime in Belgium 1940-1944 249; The German Administration: Personalities, Policies and Political Effectiveness 251; Economic Exploitation 259; The Moral Issue 263; Final Conclusion 266; Glossary 269; Selected Abbreviations Employed in Notes and Bibliography 273; Notes 275.|
-Professor Warmbrunn's account of Belgium during the Second World War is a thorough and ably presented study of a hitherto largely neglected topic. His treatment of German occupation policies,