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Prisoners of War and Forced Labour: Histories of War and Occupation
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Prisoners of War and Forced Labour: Histories of War and Occupation
Enemy Images in War Propaganda Editor: Marianne Neerland Soleim
Pages: 240
ISBN: 978-1443817202
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Hardcover
Availability: In Stock
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Studies on WW2 and the Holocaust have long focused on Jewish victims. However, starting in the 1990s, a new wave of research opened the Pandora’s box of the Nazi genocide.

This volume—stemming from a symposium held at the Falstad Memorial and Human Rights Centre (Norway)—focuses on an under-researched topic: prisoners of war and forced labor. 

More than 7 million Allied military personnel were held by the German authorities during WW2, most of them forcibly put to work in the construction of camps, highways and railroads, and in mining, timbering, agriculture and industry. This volume contributes significantly to understanding neglected dimensions of Nazi genocide.

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About the Editor
Marianne Neerland Soleim is a Norwegian historian. She is head of the department at the Barents Institute in Kirkenes, which is part of the University of Tromsø - Norway's Arctic University. Her research focuses on the fate of Eastern European prisoners of war during and after World War II.
Prisoners of War and Forced Labour Histories of War and Occupation

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables

  • Introduction: Prisoners of War and Forced Labour: Histories of War and Occupation (Marianne Neerland Soleim)
  • Chapter One: Forgotten Genocide: The Fate of Soviet Prisoners of War (Thomas Earl Porter)
  • Chapter Two: Prisoners of War at the IG Farben Works in Auschwitz (Piotr Setkiewicz)
  • Chapter Three: Forced Labour in the “Third Reich” Styria as a Case Study (Peter Ruggenthaler)
  • Chapter Four: The Ustaša Genocide against Serbs: 1941-1945 (Michele Frucht Levy)
  • Chapter Five: The Vicissitudes of the Polish Prisoners-of-War in the Two Totalitarian Systems on the Years 1939-1945: Similarities and Differences (Edmund Nowak)
  • Chapter Six: Rabbinic Nazi Camp Survivors and the Call for a Religious Protection of Human Prerogatives (Isaac Herskowitz)
  • Chapter Seven: Comparative Perspective on Soviet Prisoners of War in Norway and Foreign Prisoners of War in the European North of Russia during the Second World War (Marina Panikar)
  • Chapter Eight: German Penal Camps in Finland, 1941-1944 (Lars Westerlund)
  • Chapter Nine: Escapes of Allied Prisoners of War and Forced Labourers from German Captivity (Stephen Tyas)
  • Chapter Ten: Landscape of Evil—Archaeology and Nazi POW Camps in Norway: A New Approach (Marek E. Jasinski and Lars F. Stenvik)
  • Chapter Eleven: Finnish Prisoners of War: Specifics of Custody and the Image of Enemy (Dmitri Frolov)


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