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In 1936, the Nazi state created a massive military training site near Wildflecken, a tiny community in rural Bavaria. During the war, this base housed an industrial facility that drew forced laborers from all over conquered Europe. At war's end, the base became Europe's largest Displaced Persons camp, housing thousands of Polish refugees and German civilians fleeing Eastern Europe. As the Cold War intensified, the US Army occupied the base, removed the remaining refugees, and stayed until 1994. Strangers in the Wild Place tells the story of these tumultuous years through the eyes of these very different groups, who were forced to find ways to live together and form a functional society out of the ruins of Hitler's Reich.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-9
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-19
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  1. 1. The Wild Place, 1933–1945
  2. pp. 20-54
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  1. 2. The Seigneurs of Wildflecken, 1945–1947
  2. pp. 55-96
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  1. 3. Keeping Refugees Occupied, 1945–1948
  2. pp. 97-141
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  1. 4. These People, 1947–1949
  2. pp. 142-180
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  1. 5. A Victory for Democracy, 1949–1952
  2. pp. 181-222
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 223-232
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 233-258
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 259-270
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 271-286
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 302-302
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253007070
Related ISBN
9780253006776
MARC Record
OCLC
828743769
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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