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Vertriebene and Pieds-Noirs in Postwar Germany and France

Comparative Perspectives

Editors: Borutta, Manuel, Jansen, Jan (Eds.)

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This volume compares one of the largest instances of 'ethnic cleansing' – the German expellees from the East (Vertriebene) – with the most important case of decolonization migration – the French repatriates of Algeria (pieds-noirs).

About the authors

Manuel Borutta is Assistant Professor for Mediterranean history at the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany. Among his recent publications are A Colonial Sea: The Mediterranean, 1798-1956 (2012, co-editor with Sakis Gekas), and Antikatholizismus: Deutschland und Italien im Zeitalter der europäischen Kulturkämpfe (2011).

Jan C. Jansen is Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC, USA. He is the author of Erobern und Erinnern: Symbolpolitik, öffentlicher Raum und französischer Kolonialismus in Algerien 1830-1950 (2013) and co-author, with Jürgen Osterhammel, of Kolonialismus: Geschichte, Formen, Folgen (2012) and Dekolonisation: Das Ende der Imperien (2013).

Reviews

“This volume nonetheless constitutes a highly valuable collection of essays. It brings together many of the best-known experts on either subject and showcases the increasingly sophisticated, critical, and professional character of research in these fields in recent years.” (Gaëlle Fisher, H-Nationalism, H-Net Reviews, February 2018)

“Articles are supremely researched, compelling, and enjoyable to read. … This book provides a rich comparative study, the first of its kind, and certainly the first in English … to address two lesser known populations of migrants who had and continue to have an important role in the national identities of France and Germany. Specialists in migration studies, diaspora and memory studies, as well as the unversed in the history of the Pieds-Noirs and Vertriebene, will find this book useful.” (Amy L. Hubbell, EuropeNow Journal, europenowjournal.org, April, 2017)



Vertriebene and Pieds-Noirs in Postwar Germany and France is an essential and timely publication. Engaging leading scholars in a vivid dialogue, it links two academic fields that have remained isolated from each other. At a time when the continent is facing an unprecedented wave of people seeking asylum, it is a powerful reminder of how much postwar Europe has been shaped by mass migrations.' - Jürgen Osterhammel, Professor of Modern History at the University of Konstanz, Germany

'This crisply edited volume placing German Vertriebene and French Pieds-noirs in critical comparison is groundbreaking. Beautifully wrought, through its careful pairing of topical chapters, it reveals unexpected commonalities and surprising contrasts, causing us to see Germany's former eastern settlements, postcolonial Europe, and even comparative historiography in new light.' - Andrea L. Smith, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Lafayette College, USA

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Comparing Vertriebene and Pieds-Noirs: Introduction

    Pages 1-31

    Borutta, Manuel (et al.)

  • Legacies of Lebensraum: German Identity and Multi-Ethnicity

    Pages 35-52

    Baranowski, Shelley

  • The Birth of the Hexagon: 1962 and the Erasure of France’s Supranational History

    Pages 53-69

    Shepard, Todd

  • Assimilation versus Incorporation: Expellee Integration Policies in East and West Germany after 1945

    Pages 73-94

    Schwartz, Michael

  • The Postcolonial Repatriations of the French of Algeria in 1962: An Emblematic Case of a Public Integration Policy

    Pages 95-112

    Scioldo-Zürcher, Yann

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vertriebene and Pieds-Noirs in Postwar Germany and France
Book Subtitle
Comparative Perspectives
Editors
  • Manuel Borutta
  • Jan Jansen
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50841-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137508416
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50840-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-70150-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 300
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