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Justice behind the Iron Curtain : Nazis on trial in communist Poland

Author: Gabriel N Finder; Alexander Victor Prusin
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2018.
Series: German and European studies.
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Gabriel N. Finder and Alexander V. Prusin examine Poland's role in prosecuting Nazi German criminals during the first decade and a half of the postwar era. Finder and Prusin contend that the Polish trials of Nazi war criminals were a pragmatic political response to postwar Polish society and Poles' cravings for vengeance against German Nazis. Although characterized by numerous inconsistencies, Poland's prosecutions  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Finder, Gabriel N.
Justice behind the Iron Curtain.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press 2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel N Finder; Alexander Victor Prusin
ISBN: 9781442625372 1442625376
OCLC Number: 1076271094
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 377 pages) : maps
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Maps; Introduction; 1 A Restive Society Demands Swift Justice; 2 The Poles at Nuremberg; 3 The Supreme National Tribunal, 1946-1948; 4 Himmler's Men on Trial, 1948-1953; 5 Jews, Poles, and Justice; 6 History and Politics in the Last Trials, 1954-1959; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Series List
Series Title: German and European studies.
Responsibility: Gabriel N. Finder and Alexander V. Prusin.
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Justice behind the Iron Curtain is the first work to showcase communist Poland's judicial confrontation with the legacy of the Nazi occupation and its oppressive regime.  Read more...


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