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World War II Re-explored

Some New Millenium Studies in the History of the Global Conflict

Edited By Jarosław Suchoples, Stephanie James and Barbara Törnquist-Plewa

This volume is a collection of thirty papers written by authors from around the world. The writers focus on topics related to their own research interests. As a result, readers obtain a worldwide perspective on World War II from academics working on nearly every continent, proving that World War II was, probably, the first ever truly global experience for humanity. Present are many and different perspectives on the war. Eighty years after the end of World War II, these academics share their knowledge and reflections about a gruesome, but still not very remote time. In the new millennium, their studies should remind readers that the ‘end of history’ has been an impossible illusion and warn that peace and stability in international relations are not a given.

Jarosław Suchoples is an independent researcher who specializes in European studies, transnational late modern history and international relations. He is involved in a variety of projects on history and memory of World War I and World War II. He has worked as a scholar in Finland, Germany, Malaysia, Poland and the USA. Currently, he is the Polish Ambassador to Finland.

Stephanie James is an adjunct researcher at the School of International Studies, Flinders University, Australia. Her background includes teaching Australian Indigenous history and both European and Australian history. Her main interest involves Irish-Australian history in both the national and transnational contexts.

Barbara Törnquist-Plewa is Professor of Eastern and Central European Studies at Lund University (LU) in Sweden and dean for research of the Faculties of Humanities and Theology. From 2005-2017 she was director of the Center for European Studies at LU. Her research focuses on nationalism, identity and collective memories.