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Exploitation, resettlement, mass murder : political and economic planning for German occupation policy in the Soviet Union, 1940-1941

Author: Alex J Kay
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2006.
Series: War and genocide, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Convinced before the onset of Operation "Barbarossa" in June 1941 of both the ease, with which the Red Army would be defeated and the likelihood that the Soviet Union would collapse, the Nazi regime envisaged a radical and far-reaching occupation policy which would result in the political, economic and racial reorganization of the occupied Soviet territories and bring about the deaths of 'x million people' through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kay, Alex J.
Exploitation, resettlement, mass murder.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2006
(OCoLC)608100523
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alex J Kay
ISBN: 1845451864 9781845451868
OCLC Number: 70129140
Description: xiii, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Organized chaos: the German occupation, 1941-1944 --
The state of existing scholarship --
Aims of the study --
The importance of economic considerations --
Structure and additional parameters of the study --
Source material --
The central planning organizations. The Vierjahresplanbehö̈rde : G?ring's umbrella organization --
The Dienststelle Rosenberg : the Eastern experts of the NSDAP --
The decision to invade the Soviet Union : the primacy of economics by the end of 1940. Overview : a combination of long- and short-term factors --
July 1940 : military proposals against Britain's last remaining potential ally on the continent --
July-August : long-term strategic and economic gain for Germany in the east --
September-October : alternatives and objections to an Eastern campaign --
November : before and after Molotov's visit to Berlin --
November-December : food supplies, the public mood in Germany and the need to fight a longer war --
Laying the foundations for the Hungerpolitik. Backe's presentations to the supreme leadership --
Working around potential difficulties --
Soviet awareness of German intentions --
Thomas's study of mid-February 1941 --
Setting up an economic organization --
Planning a civil administration. Envisaging a civil administration --
Selecting an administrative chief --
Rosenberg as administrative chief : 'no better man' for the job --
Personnel and tasks --
Population policy. Germanic resettlement --
The fate of the Soviet Jews : pre-invasion order for genocide? --
A territorial solution to the 'Jewish question' --
Radicalizing plans to exploit Soviet resources. Calculated economic considerations and Nazi ideology --
2 May 1941 : the meeting of the Staatssekret?re --
Wide-ranging agreement --
The Hungerpolitik in writing --
Soviet labour : deployment in the Reich? --
The special status of the Ukraine --
Expectations and official policy on the eve of the invasion. Counting on a swift victory --
Economic and agricultural guidelines --
The standpoint of the political planners --
Post-invasion decisions. 16 July 1941 : the conference at FHQ --
Ordering the destruction of Leningrad and Moscow --
The concept of a Territorial Ministry in the East --
Conclusions.
Series Title: War and genocide, v. 10.
Responsibility: Alex J. Kay.
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Convinced before the onset of Operation "Barbarossa" in June 1941 of both the ease, with which the Red Army would be defeated and the likelihood that the Soviet Union would collapse, the Nazi regime  Read more...

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