Post-War Narratives of the Waffen SS ‘Galicia’ Division
This book explores why over 8,000 members of the Waffen SS were allowed to move permanently to the West, by analysing the complex series of events and decisions that characterized the journey of the ‘Galicians’ from capitulation to acceptance into civilian life. Drawing on a rich range of different sources, the book examines the variety of often conflicting narratives created by the Division members, their supporters and their opponents, as well as the continuing influence of these narratives today. In doing so, the book sheds light on the complex processes of memory politics.
Chapter 5 Contemporary Perceptions of Second World War Collaboration in Ukraine
Chapter 5 Contemporary Perceptions of Second World War Collaboration in Ukraine1 The late twentieth century has seen a turn toward the study of memory, par- ticularly in relation to the Second World War. Eyewitnesses’ and survivors’ testimonies be...
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