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Reparations for Nazi victims in postwar Europe

Author: Regula Ludi
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"Reparations of Nazi Victims in Postwar Europe traces reparations back to their origins in the final years of the Second World War, when victims of Nazi persecution for the first time articulated demands for indemnification en masse. Simultaneous appearance of claims in New York, London, Paris and Tel Aviv exemplified the birth of a new standard in political morality. Across Europe, the demand for compensation to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Regula Ludi
ISBN: 9781107023970 1107023971
OCLC Number: 785872027
Description: x, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
War's end and blueprints for a new world order --
France : the dialectics of suffering and sacrifice --
Germany : Hitler's many victims and the survivors of Nazi persecution --
Switzerland : neutralizing the past --
Conclusion : talking about victimization : a European model.
Responsibility: Regula Ludi, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
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A history of reparations from a comparative and transnational perspective, tracing back to their origins in the final years of the Second World War.  Read more...

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'Reparations for Nazi Victims in Postwar Europe is an exceptionally thorough analysis of reparation and compensation policies on behalf of victims of Nazism in Western Europe between 1945 and 1960. Read more...

 
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