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After the War Was Over
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This volume makes available some of the most exciting research currently underway into Greek society after Liberation. Together, its essays map a new social history of Greece in the 1940s and 1950s, a period in which the country grappled--bloodily--with foreign occupation and intense civil conflict.

Extending innovative historical approaches to Greece, the contributors explore how war and civil war affected the family, the law, and the state. They examine how people led their lives, as communities and individuals, at a time of political polarization in a country on the front line of the Cold War's division of Europe. And they advance the ongoing reassessment of what happened in postwar Europe by including regional and village histories and by examining long-running issues of nationalism and ethnicity. Previously neglected subjects--from children and women in the resistance and in prisons to the state use of pageantry--yield fresh insights.

By focusing on episodes such as the problems of Jewish survivors in Salonika, memories of the Bulgarian occupation of northern Greece, and the controversial arrest of a war criminal, these scholars begin to answer persistent questions about war and its repercussions. How do people respond to repression? How deep are ethnic divisions? Which forms of power emerge under a weakened state? When forced to choose, will parents sacrifice family or ideology? How do ordinary people surmount wartime grievances to live together?

In addition to the editor, the contributors are Eleni Haidia, Procopis Papastratis, Polymeris Voglis, Mando Dalianis, Tassoula Vervenioti, Riki van Boeschoten, John Sakkas, Lee Sarafis, Stathis N. Kalyvas, Anastasia Karakasidou, Bea Lefkowicz, Xanthippi Kotzageorgi-Zymari, Tassos Hadjianastassiou, and Susanne-Sophia Spiliotis.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Abbreviations and Glossary of Terms
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Maps
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Mark Mazower
  3. pp. 3-23
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  1. One: Three Forms of Political Justice: Greece, 1944–1945
  2. Mark Mazower
  3. pp. 24-41
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  1. Two: The Punishment of Collaborators in Northern Greece, 1945–1946
  2. Eleni Haidia
  3. pp. 42-61
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  1. Three: Purging the University after Liberation
  2. Procopis Papastratis
  3. pp. 62-72
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  1. Four: Between Negation and Self-Negation: Political Prisoners in Greece, 1945–1950
  2. Polymeris Voglis
  3. pp. 73-90
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  1. Five: Children in Turmoil during the Civil War: Today’s Adults
  2. Mando Dalianis, Mark Mazower
  3. pp. 91-104
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  1. Six: Left-Wing Women between Politics and Family
  2. Tassoula Vervenioti
  3. pp. 105-121
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  1. Seven: The Impossible Return: Coping with Separation and the Reconstruction of Memory in the Wake of the Civil War
  2. Riki van Boeschoten
  3. pp. 122-141
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  1. Eight: Red Terror: Leftist Violence during the Occupation
  2. Stathis N. Kalyvas
  3. pp. 142-183
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  1. Nine: The Civil War in Evrytania
  2. John Sakkas
  3. pp. 184-209
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  1. Ten: The Policing of Deskati, 1942–1946
  2. Lee Sarafis
  3. pp. 210-220
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  1. Eleven: Protocol and Pageantry: Celebrating the Nation in Northern Greece
  2. Anastasia Karakasidou
  3. pp. 221-246
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  1. Twelve: “After the War We Were All Together”: Jewish Memories of Postwar Thessaloniki
  2. Bea Lewkowicz
  3. pp. 247-272
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  1. Thirteen: Memories of the Bulgarian Occupation of Eastern Macedonia: Three Generations
  2. Xanthippi Kotzageorgi-Zymari, Tassos Hadjianastassiou
  3. pp. 273-292
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  1. Fourteen: “An Affair of Politics, Not Justice”: The Merten Trial (1957–1959) and Greek-German Relations
  2. Susanne-Sophia Spiliotis
  3. pp. 293-302
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 303-304
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 305-312
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