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Political survivors : the resistance, the Cold War, and the fight against concentration camps after 1945

Author: Emma Kuby
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2019
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"History of concentration camp survivors who launched an international campaign to expose ongoing crimes against humanity in the 1950s that illuminates how the memory of Nazi atrocity both spurred and distorted Europeans' efforts to comprehend the persistent violence of the Cold War world"--
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Kuby, Emma, 1981-
Political survivors.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018029856
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Kuby
ISBN: 1501732803 9781501732805
OCLC Number: 1043953250
Awards: Winner of David H. Pinkney Prize 2020 (United States)
Short-listed for Council for European Studies Book Award (CES) 2020 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 295 pages)
Contents: Survivors as witnesses in postwar France --
David Rousset's Cold War call to arms --
Forging the international commission --
Nuremberg restaged : the Soviet Univers concentrationnaire on trial --
Into the labyrinth of Franco's prisons --
Triumphs and tensions on the global stage --
From Auschwitz to Algeria : the limits of memory.
Responsibility: Emma Kuby.
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In 1949, as Cold War tensions in Europe mounted, French intellectual and former Buchenwald inmate David Rousset called upon fellow concentration camp survivors to denounce the Soviet Gulag as a  Read more...

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