Legale Polnische Presse Im Generalgouvernement, 1939-1945

Author: Lucjan Dobroszycki

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300052770

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 199

View: 2389

During the occupation of Poland by Germany, the Nazis seized all publishing houses owned by Poles and Jews and began to publish newspapers and journals for the conquered population. While there have been several studies of the clandestine press in Poland, until now there have been no studies of the Nazi-run Polish press during this period. This book, based on primary sources and over 100 newspapers and journals, fills the gap by analyzing the organizational framework of the Nazi propaganda apparatus and thereby illuminating an important aspect of totalitarian control.

Poland, 1918-1945

An Interpretive and Documentary History of the Second Republic

Author: Peter D. Stachura

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415343589

Category: History

Page: 221

View: 9422

Based on extensive range of Polish, British, German, Jewish and Ukranian primary and secondary sources, this work provides an objective appraisal of the inter-war period. Peter Stachura demonstrates how the Republic overcame giant obstacles at home and abroad to achieve consolidation as an independent state in the early 1920s, made relative economic progress, created a coherent social order, produced an outstanding cultural scene, advanced educational opportunity, and adopted constructive and even-handed policies towards its ethnic minorities. Without denying the defeats suffered by the Republic, Peter Stachura demonstrates that the fate of Poland after 1945, with the imposition of an unwanted, Soviet-dominated Communist system, was thoroughly undeserved.

The Rational Politician: Exploiting the Media in New Democracies

Exploiting the Media in New Democracies

Author: Andrew K Milton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351792385

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 1463

This title was first published in 2000: An examination of the way in which post-communist political actors have persisted in exploiting, controlling and manipulating the media, in spite of rhetorical commitments to freer and more independent media.

The Routledge History of East Central Europe Since 1700

Author: Irina Livezeanu,Arpad von Klimo

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351863436

Category: History

Page: 538

View: 9198

Covering territory from Russia in the east to Germany and Austria in the west, The Routledge History of East Central Europe since 1700 explores the origins and evolution of modernity in this turbulent region. This book applies fresh critical approaches to major historical controversies and debates, expanding the study of a region that has experienced persistent and profound change and yet has long been dominated by narrowly nationalist interpretations. Written by an international team of contributors that reflects the increasing globalization and pluralism of East Central European studies, chapters discuss key themes such as economic development, the relationship between religion and ethnicity, the intersection between culture and imperial, national, wartime, and revolutionary political agendas, migration, women’s and gender history, ideologies and political movements, the legacy of communism, and the ways in which various states in East Central Europe deployed and were formed by the politics of memory and commemoration. This book uses new methodologies in order to fundamentally reshape perspectives on the development of East Central Europe over the past three centuries. Transnational and comparative in approach, this volume presents the latest research on the social, cultural, political and economic history of modern East Central Europe, providing an analytical and comprehensive overview for all students of this region.

World Press Encyclopedia: N-Z, index

Author: Amanda C. Quick

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787655846

Category: Mass media

Page: 1285

View: 5158

Presents alphabetized, comparative essays on the press systems of 232 countries and territories, covering such aspects as press laws, censorship, state-press relations, attitudes toward foreign media, news agencies, broadcast media, and education and training; and includes graphs, statistical tables, and maps.

Hitler's Central European Empire, 1938-1945

Author: Jean W. Sedlar

Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated

ISBN: 9781601452962

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 9709

This unique book offers the first comprehensive overview and analysis of World War II in the often neglected region of northern Europe lying between Germany and the Soviet Union, namely, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, the Baltic States, and Finland.


Author: N.A

Publisher: Littman Library of Jewish

ISBN: 9781874774310

Category: Poland

Page: 457

View: 4979


Jews in Early Modern Poland

Author: Gershon David Hundert,Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies (Oxford, England)

Publisher: Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry


Category: History

Page: 457

View: 3351

In early modern Poland, Jews numbered 750,000 and comprised half the urban population. Jewish society consequently flourished without being insular, and the core essays in this volume reflect this. They show that this affected Jews' knowledge of languages, marriage patterns, and synagogue architecture, but also increased Christian ritual murder accusations. Jewish polygamy was banned, and kabbalistic influences affected both synagogue structure and women's prayers. Legends about the founder of hasidism are also discussed. A New Views section, book reviews, and a bibliography of Polish-Jewish studies for 1994 complete the volume.

World fascism

a historical encyclopedia

Author: Cyprian Blamires

Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc

ISBN: 9781576079409

Category: History

Page: 750

View: 5679

This book shows how, during the 20th century, evils such as totalitarianism, tyranny, war, and genocide became indelibly linked to the fascist cause, and examines the enduring and popular appeal of an ideology that has counted princes, poets, and war heroes among its most fervent adherents.

Yivo Annual

Author: Deborah Dash Moore

Publisher: Northwestern University Press


Category: History

Page: 478

View: 4808


Cultures and Nations of Central and Eastern Europe

Essays in Honor of Roman Szporluk

Author: Zvi Y. Gitelman,Roman Szporluk

Publisher: Harvard Ukrainian

ISBN: 9780916458935

Category: History

Page: 646

View: 1852

Written in honor of one of the foremost observers of nationalism and culture in Central and Eastern Europe, this volume brings together 35 eminent scholars from the United States, Canada, Ukraine, and Poland. Supplemented by a bibliography of the work of Roman Szporluk, these fresh, urgent essays mirror Szporluk's broad and comparativist approach. Topics range from the rise of Ukrainian national consciousness in Galicia, to nationalism in contemporary Serbia; from the rise of private property in the Russia of Catherine II, to contemporary Russian attitudes toward Ukrainian nation building. Other essays explore the impact of theories of nationalism on the discipline of history and critique Ernest Gellner's "constructivist" theory of the nation.

Captive university

the Sovietization of East German, Czech, and Polish higher education, 1945-1956

Author: John Connelly

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807825556

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 3688

This comparative history of the higher education systems in Poland, East Germany, and the Czech lands reveals an unexpected diversity within East European stalinism. With information gleaned from archives in each of these places, John Connelly offers a valuable case study showing how totalitarian states adapt their policies to the contours of the societies they rule.The Communist dictum that universities be purged of "bourgeois elements" was accomplished most fully in East Germany, where more and more students came from worker and peasant backgrounds. But the Polish Party kept potentially disloyal professors on the job in the futile hope that they would train a new intelligentsia, and Czech stalinists failed to make worker and peasant students a majority at Czech universities.Connelly accounts for these differences by exploring the prestalinist heritage of these countries, and particularly their experiences in World War II. The failure of Polish and Czech leaders to transform their universities became particularly evident during the crises of 1968 and 1989, when university students spearheaded reform movements. In East Germany, by contrast, universities remained true to the state to the end, and students were notably absent from the revolution of 1989.