Keywords: Europe

Black Square

Black Square


Sophie Pinkham

ISBN: 9780393247978
Year of publication: 2016

Sophie Pinkham BLACK SQUARE ADVENTURES IN POST-SOVIET UKRAINE For my friends in Ukraine and Russia, with love and gratitude. MAPS PREFACE I was seven years old when the Berlin Wall fell. Watching the news with my parents in New York, I wondered how a simple concrete barrier could be so important. Why hadnt people just climbed over it Newscasters discussed the Iron Curtain, which sounded scary, but also confusing. Didnt curtains, by definition, ripple and fold I was sixteen when NATO bombed ...

Keywords: 21st Century Europe Geopolitics Russia Social History Travel
He Was My Chief

He Was My Chief


Christa Schroeder

ISBN: 9781783030644
Year of publication: 2012

Christa Schroeder HE WAS MY CHIEF THE MEMOIRS OF ADOLF HITLERS SECRETARY Introduction CHRISTA SCHROEDER WAS AN ordinary woman cast into quite extraordinary times. Born in 1908 in the pretty central German town of Hannoversch Mnden, she trained as a stenotypist before moving to Munich in 1930. Whilst there, she replied to an advertisement in the newspaper for a secretarial position at the headquarters of Hitlers stormtroopers the SA. The association thus forged would be a lasting one. Graduating ...

Keywords: Europe Germany Leaders and Notable People World War II
Hitler's Last Secretary

Hitler's Last Secretary


Traudl Junge
Melissa üller

ISBN: 9781611453232
Year of publication: 2011

Traudl Junge HITLERS LAST SECRETARY A FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF LIFE WITH HITLER Edited by Melissa Mller Translated from the German by Anthea Bell We cannot put our lives right in retrospect we must go on living with the past. We can put ourselves right, however. Reiner Kunze: Am Sonnenhang On the Sunny Slope. Diary of a Year FOREWORD by Traudl Junge This book is neither a retrospective justification nor a self-indictment. I do not want it to be read as a confession either. Instead, it is my attempt ...

Keywords: Europe Germany Leaders and Notable People World War II
A German Officer in Occupied Paris: The War Journals, 1941-1945

A German Officer in Occupied Paris: The War Journals, 1941-1945


Ernst ünger

ISBN: 9780231127400
Year of publication: 2018

Ernst Jnger A GERMAN OFFICER IN OCCUPIED PARIS THE WAR JOURNALS, 19411945 INCLUDING NOTES FROM THE CAUCASUS AND KIRCHHORST DIARIES Foreword by Elliot Y. Neaman Translated by Thomas S. Hansen and Abby J. Hansen Facsimile page from the First Paris Journal 45 July 1942 FOREWORD ELIOT NEAMAN Memories bear traits of an inverse causality. The world, as an effect, resembles a tree with a thousand branches, but as memory it leads downwards into the tangled network of the roots. When I confront memories, ...

Keywords: European German Literary Collections World War II
The Death of Hitler: The Final Word

The Death of Hitler: The Final Word


Jean-Christophe Brisard
Lana Parshina

ISBN: 9780306922589
Year of publication: 2018

Jean-Christophe Brisard and Lana Parshina THE DEATH OF HITLER THE FINAL WORD CONTENTS Cover Title Page Copyright Part I: The Investigation I Moscow, 6 April 2016 Berlin, May 1945 Moscow, October 2016 Paris, OctoberNovember 2016 Part II: The Last Days of Hitler 19 April: Where are the Russians Is the front holding Whats the Fhrer doing When is he leaving Berlin 20 April: Fhrers birthday. Sadly no one is in the mood for a party. 21 April: This is the final act. 22 April: The war is lost. 23 April: ...

Keywords: 20th Century Europe Germany World War II
Architects of Death

Architects of Death


Karen Bartlett

ISBN: 9781785903571
Year of publication: 2018

Karen Bartlett ARCHITECTS OF DEATH THE FAMILY WHO ENGINEERED THE HOLOCAUST For Max CAST OF CHARACTERS TOPF FAMILY JOHANNES TOPF 18161891: founded J.A.Topf and Sons in Erfurt on 1 July 1868. JULIUS TOPF 18591914: son of Johannes Topf. Ran Topf and Sons jointly with his brother Ludwig Sr, until he relinquished his share due to ill health. LUDWIG TOPF SR 18631914: son of Johannes Topf. Ran Topf and Sons until his death in 1914. ELSE TOPF 18821940: wife of Ludwig Topf Sr, mother of Ludwig Jr and ...

Keywords: Europe Germany Holocaust World War II
The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939


Antony Beevor

ISBN: 9780143037651
Year of publication: 2006

Anthony Beevor The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 For Gonzalo Pontn with all my gratitude for all his help MAPS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This book has had a curious life. I began work on what can now be called the prototype version in 1976, not long after the death of General Franco. It was finally published in 1982 under the title The Spanish Civil War, soon after Colonel Tejero held the Cortes hostage at gunpoint in an attempt to overthrow the democracy which had emerged under King ...

Keywords: Europe General History Military Other Revolutionary Spain Spain & Portugal Spain - History - Civil War; 1936-1939
The Dog in the Wood

The Dog in the Wood


Monika öder

ISBN: 9781590787014
Year of publication: 2017

Monika Schrder THE DOG IN THE WOOD Fr meinen Vater 1 In the distance Fritz heard again the droning of engines. The front was coming closer, and the east wind blew the noise of cannons, tanks, and gunfire toward their farm. The Russians would be there soon. Fritz set down the tray with the tomato seedlings on the corner post of the garden fence and looked up into the cloudless sky. No sign of the Luftwaffe. The Russians should have come during the winter when the weather was gloomy and everyone ...

Keywords: ages 11-14 Children's Books Europe grades 5-8 Juvenile Fiction Military and Wars World War 2
Sashenka

Sashenka


Simon Sebag Montefiore

ISBN: 9781439109847
Year of publication: 2008

Simon Montefiore SASHENKA To Santa There where the waves spray The feet of solitary reefs A loving enchantress Gave me her talisman. She told me with tenderness: You must not lose it, Its power is infallible, Love gave it to you. Alexander Pushkin, The Talisman Now and again in these parts, you come across people so remarkable that, no matter how much time has passed since you met them, it is impossible to recall them without your heart trembling. Nikolai Leskov, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Here I ...

Keywords: Europe Family Life Family secrets Russia and the Former Soviet Union Soviet Union Women historians
Primeval and Other Times

Primeval and Other Times


Olga Tokarczuk

ISBN: 9788086264356
Year of publication: 2010

Olga Tokarczuk PRIMEVAL AND OTHER TIMES Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones THE TIME OF PRIMEVAL Primeval is the place at the centre of the universe. To walk at a brisk pace across Primeval from north to south would take an hour, and the same from east to west. And if someone wanted to go right round Primeval, at a slow pace, taking a careful, considered look at everything, it would take him a whole day, from morning to evening. To the north the border of Primeval is the road from ...

Keywords: Central Europe Polish literature
What Soldiers Do

What Soldiers Do


Mary Louise Roberts

ISBN: 9780226923093
Year of publication: 2013

Mary Louise Roberts WHAT SOLDIERS DO Sex and the American GI in World War II France Dedicated in loving memory to my parents EMMIE ROBERTS AND JAMES H. ROBERTS Map of Normandy and Brittany Acknowledgments It gives me great pleasure to thank the many sources of funding I received to research and write this book. I am grateful to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for making possible a research leave during the academic year 20078. The Institute for Research in the Humanities at the ...

Keywords: Counseling Europe France Gender Studies Medical Books Military Politics Psychology Sexuality Social History Social Sciences United States World War II
The Soviet Century

The Soviet Century


Moshe Lewin

ISBN: 9781784780661
Year of publication: 2016

Moshe Lewin THE SOVIET CENTURY Edited by Gregory Elliott PREFACE The Soviet Union is no more. As some like to put it, Its history meaning Forget all that. Politicians, academics and the media elaborate on this formula in accordance with their specific interests and perspectives. But the term history is rich in meanings and the Soviet era is still recent history. Even if their numbers are declining, the majority of the populations of Russia and the other republics of the ex-Soviet Union were ...

Keywords: 20th Century Communism Europe Ideologies and Doctrines International and World Politics Politics and Government Politics and Social Sciences Radicalism Russia Russian and Former Soviet Union Socialism
In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine

In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine


Tim Judah

ISBN: 9780451495471
Year of publication: 2016

Tim Judah IN WARTIME STORIES FROM UKRAINE Holodomor commemoration. Lviv, November 2014. MAP Detail left Detail right INTRODUCTION Dying for Ukraine Dead Ukrainian soldier hanging from power cables. Novokaterinivka, September 2014. This is what I saw: the bloated corpse of a man, hanging folded over the high power cables in the eastern village of Novokaterinivka. He had been part of the Ukrainian retreat from Ilovaysk at the end of August 2014. When a rebel or Russian missile hit his armored ...

Keywords: Eastern Europe Former Soviet Republics History Military Wars and Conflicts (Other)
The Slave Soul of Russia

The Slave Soul of Russia


Daniel Rancour-Laferriere

ISBN: 9780814774588
Year of publication: 1995

Daniel Rancour-Laferriere THE SLAVE SOUL OF RUSSIA MORAL MASOCHISM AND THE CULT OF SUFFERING Господи помилуй, как мучительно трудно быть русским Ибо ни один народ не чувствует столь глубоко тяги земной и нет на земле бльших рабов божьих, чем мы, Русь. Lord have mercy, how agonizingly difficult it is to be Russian For there is no other people which feels the earths pull so profoundly, and there are no greater slaves of God on this earth than we, Rus. Maksim Gorkii Acknowledgments This book owes ...

Keywords: Ethnic Studies Europe History Psychology Psychopathology Russia and the Former Soviet Union Social Science World
The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941

The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941


Roger Moorhouse

ISBN: 9780465054923
Year of publication: 2014

Roger Moorhouse THE DEVILS ALLIANCE Hitlers Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941 To my mother and the fond memory of my father AUTHORS NOTE It is always a challenge to make sense of the shifting sands of eastern Europes place names. For this book, in which frontiers move and rival languages intrude, I have employed a policy of using names appropriate to the period under scrutiny. So, to take the example of what is today the Ukrainian city of Lviv: In discussing September 1939, when it was the Polish city ...

Keywords: Europe Germany History propaganda USSR

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