In Nazi eyes, the Soviet Union was the "wild east," a savage region ripe for exploitation, its subhuman inhabitants destined for extermination or helotry. An especially brutal dimension of the German army's eastern war was its anti-partisan campaign. This conflict brought death and destruction to thousands of Soviet civilians, and has been held as a prime example of ordinary German soldiers participating in the Nazi regime's annihilation policies. Ben Shepherd enters the heated debate over the wartime behavior of the Wehrmacht in a detailed study of the motivation and conduct of its anti-partisan campaign in the Soviet Union. He investigates how anti-partisan warfare was conducted, not by the generals, but by the far more numerous, average Germans serving as officers in the field. What shaped their behavior was more complex than Nazi ideology alone. The influence of German society, as well as of party and army, together with officers' grueling yet diverse experience of their environment and enemy, made them perceive the anti-partisan war in varied ways. Reactions ranged from extreme brutality to relative restraint; some sought less to terrorize the native population than to try to win it over. The emerging picture does not dilute the suffering the Wehrmacht's eastern war inflicted. It shows, however, that properly judging ordinary Germans' role in that war is more complicated than is indicated by either wholesale condemnation or wholesale exoneration. This valuable study offers a nuanced discussion of the diversity of behaviors within the German army, as well as providing a compelling exploration of the war and counterinsurgency operations on the eastern front.
Ben Shepherd enters the heated debate over the wartime behavior of the Wehrmacht in a detailed study of the motivation and conduct of its anti-partisan campaign in the Soviet Union.
Author: Ben Shepherd
Publisher: Harvard University Press
When his bandmates are murdered, Noah, the leader of a traveling klezmer band, sets out to Odessa alone, but along the way, he meets a few misfits who set aside their differences and learn to work together through their music, in a captivating tale set in pre-World War II Eastern Europe. By the author of The Rabbi's Cat.
When his bandmates are murdered, Noah, the leader of a traveling klezmer band, sets out to Odessa alone, but along the way, he meets a few misfits who set aside their differences and learn to work together through their music, in a ...
Author: Joann Sfar
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Combining in-depth research with his personal experiences as the BBC Moscow correspondent for almost twenty years, Sixsmith tells Russia's full and fascinating story, from its foundation in the last years of the tenth century to the first years of the twenty-first, skillfully tracing the conundrums of modern Russia to their roots in its troubled past. Covering politics, music, literature and art, he explores the myths Russians have created from their history. Marking the twentieth anniversary of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Russia is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the complex political landscape of Russia and its unique place in the modern world.
Combining in-depth research with his personal experiences as the BBC Moscow correspondent for almost twenty years, Sixsmith tells Russia's full and fascinating story, from its foundation in the last years of the tenth century to the first ...
Author: Martin Sixsmith
Publisher: Abrams Press
As a whole, Cuban history, culture, and art are often misconstrued with a heritage specific to Havana. In Cuba's Wild East, Peter Hulme attempts to right this wrong, focusing on the eastern region of the island and the specific fictions, poetries, locations, and histories that constitute a specific eastern culture. Examining a region with a rich insurgent and revolutionary history, Peter Hulme examines the stories of rebellion, heroism, and sacrifice that are so intimately tied to the places and sites that have now become part of a national pantheon, at the same time showing the international influence of US journalists and novelists whose presence in Cuban literature alongside native Cuban writers further defines the region as a place of encounter.
Examining a region with a rich insurgent and revolutionary history, Peter Hulme examines the stories of rebellion, heroism, and sacrifice that are so intimately tied to the places and sites that have now become part of a national pantheon, ...
Author: Peter Hulme
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Gathers little known and unusual stories from Maine's history, and recounts colorful events and characters
The governor did not want war ; he wanted Maine's rights upheld . “ I hope I shall
be able to take a course which shall preserve our honor and yet not
unnecessarily provoke hostilities , ” Fairfield wrote in early March . Establishing a
Author: William Lemke
Publisher: Yankee Publishing, Incorporated
For over two centuries Japan had been hidden behind a veil of seclusion. This changed in when Commodore Perry arrived in 1853. Unsurprisingly for a world power, Britain was fast to get in on the action. But unknown to the intruders their sudden appearance had accelerated the pace of political change in Japan. The newcomers found themselves increasingly out of their depth in a power struggle that they did not understand. The Shogun and the Emperor were at each other's throats, factions were jockeying for position, and the foreigners were at the centre of it. Britain's first diplomats found themselves the targets of assassins and to their confusion discovered that the Emperor had no legislative power and the Shogun's word was no longer law. Yet with the lessons of the Opium Wars still in recent memory, a slew of British soldiers, ambassadors, interpreters and adventurers attempted to protect imperial interests in Japan without causing outright war. This is the story of the rocky beginning of Anglo-Japanese relations, a story of the 'wild east', full of political schemes, Gunboat diplomacy, assassins and samurai, set in the dying days of the Edo period and the twilight of the last Shogun.
This is the story of the rocky beginning of Anglo-Japanese relations, a story of the 'wild east', full of political schemes, Gunboat diplomacy, assassins and samurai, set in the dying days of the Edo period and the twilight of the last ...
Author: Joshua Provan
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Category: Political Science
Cuba's Wild East: A Literary Geography of Oriente recounts a literary history of modern Cuba that has four distinctive and interrelated characteristics. Oriented to the east of the island, it looks aslant at a Cuban national literature that has sometimes been indistinguishable from a history of Havana. Given the insurgent and revolutionary history of that eastern region, it recounts stories of rebellion, heroism, and sacrifice. Intimately related to places and sites which now belong to a national pantheon, its corpus-while including fiction and poetry-is frequently written as memoir and testimony. As a region of encounter, that corpus is itself resolutely mixed, featuring a significant proportion of writings by US journalists and novelists as well as by Cuban writers.
72 Quoted in Gerald F. Linderman, The Mirror of War: American Society and the
SpanishAmerican War, Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1974, p.
146. 73 Grover Flint, Marching with Gomez. A WarCorrespondent's Field
Author: Peter Hulme
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Based on papers from an international conference entitled Partisan and anti-partisan warfare in German-occupied Europe, 1939-1945, held at Glasgow Caledonian University in June 2007 in association with University of Strathclyde and German Historical Institute, London.
... War in the Wild East ( Cambridge , MA : Harvard University Press ) , pp . 34–57
. 9. J. Horne and A. Kramer ( 2001 ) German Atrocities 1914 ( New Haven : Yale
University Press ) , pp . 140–53 . 10. Quoted in M. Howard ( 1991 ) The Franco ...
Author: Juliette Pattinson
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
The general reading public and the university community alike deserve a
complete accounting , not only a lucidly written account that flirts with scholarship
. Carl Boyd Emeritus , Old Dominion University Norfolk , Virginia War in the Wild
Category: Electronic journals
Challenging the dominant narrative of the murder of European Jewry, Pete Kakel's small book is distinctive in a number of ways. Firstly, unlike most explanations which ignore, downplay, or undervalue the Holocaust's colonial dimensions, it places the Nazi colonial-imperial enterprise front-and-centre in understanding why the Holocaust happened. Additionally, while acknowledging the Holocaust's multiple causes, it identifies western-style colonialism/racial imperialism as the single most important contributor to the Holocaust's occurrence. And lastly, arguing that it is no longer tenable to restrict the term 'Holocaust' to the murder of European Jews, it suggests a broadening of the usage of 'Holocaust' to include the Nazi genocide of non-Jewish noncombatants by the Nazis and their collaborators. Within this paradigm, readers can understand the Holocaust as part of the emerging global histories of imperialism, colonialism, and genocide. Rather than an aberration or 'unique' event, Kakel locates the Holocaust as part of a continuum of western colonialism/racial imperialism, featuring genocidal violence against noncombatants, while also illuminating the Nazi Judeocide's terrible specificities.
Based on an exploration of both pre-Nazi and Nazi theory and practice, Pete Kakel challenges the dominant narrative of the murder of European Jewry, illuminating the Holocaust's decidedly imperial-colonial origins, context, and content in a ...
Author: Carroll P. Kakel
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
From 1937 to 1945 the world witnessed a succession of savage military policies, innovations, and actions on the field, in the water, and in the skies that resulted in the butchery of over fifty million people. The military history of the Second World War involves heroism and evil, effectiveand hopeless strategies, bold and pointless operations, calculation and luck, politics and diplomacy, and production and attrition. This study incorporates recent scholarship on the military history of the Second World War to examine both chronologically and in a comprehensive geographic way themost destructive event in recorded human history. Annihilation argues that World War II evolved into a war of annihilation - a total war - that engulfed militaries and civilians alike, and spared no country either destruction or blame for the carnage. The book questions the adopted intention of the"good war" thesis by wielding the "strategy of annihilation" on all sides as an architectural framework. Readers will find global coverage linking together all theaters of the conflict in a narrative that advances from the beginning to end of the war. This is the first study of the World War II thatallows instructors to assign chapters of the book according to time periods or by place.
A Global Military History of World War II Thomas Zeiler. Megargee , Inside Hitler's
High ... Messenger , The Second World War In Europe , 82–83 . Miller , The Great
Book of Tanks ... Shepherd , War in the Wild East , 58-107 . 424 REFERENCES.
Author: Thomas Zeiler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The history of the Holocaust needs underlining in the face of continuing attempts to deny its veracity or scope. Adolf Hitler's determination to rid Europe, if not the World, of Jews and Jewish ideas in all their manifestations was central to the ultimate goal of establishing a thousand-year Reich. This book by Jeremy Black - Professor of History at the University of Exeter and one of the UK's leading historians - is written in response to the continuation of Holocaust denial and also because of the desperate need for a clear, concise history of the Holocaust.
473 – 81 . 19 B . Shepherd , War in the Wild East : The German Army and Soviet
Partisans ( Cambridge , Mass . , 2004 ) . 20 D . M . Glantz ( ed . ) , The Initial
Phase of the War on the Eastern Front , 22 June - August 1941 ( London , 1993 ) .
Author: Jeremy Black
Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
. This story is about how one man living in a small town in North Dakota, by dint of his energy, determination, refusal to be discouraged, help at critical moments (for he well knew that he could never have succeeded as he did without the help of a special friend in Washington), he managed to pluck more than a hundred German Jews away from the clutches of the Nazis.
... War Against Soviet Partisans , 1941 - 1944 ( New York : Stein and Day , 1979 )
and Alexander Dallin , German Rule in Russia , are indispensable studies for this
part of Hitler ' s murderous policies . 6 . Ben Shepherd , War in the Wild East ...
Author: Terry L. Shoptaugh
Publisher: North Dakota Inst for
Author: Arthur James Wells
Category: Bibliography, National
The first ever study to combine a detailed re-appraisal of the development of the genocide of Europe's Jews with full consideration of Nazi policies against other population groups and a comparative analysis of other genocides from the twentieth century.
Sandkühler , Thomas , ' Endlösung ' in Galizien : Der Judenmord in Ostpolen und
die Rettungsinitiativen von Berthold Beitz 1941–1944 ( Bonn : J. H. W Dietz ,
1996 ) . Shepherd , Ben , War in the Wild East : The German Army and the Soviet
Author: Donald Bloxham
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
A critical assessment of the practices of commercial military suppliers who have profited from the War on Terror evaluates the relationships between political decision-makers and wartime commercial ventures, the wartime contributions of private contractors, and the moral issues associated with wartime profit making.
Instead , some of the contractors behaved like cowboys and outlaws in Iraq's new
wild east . In 1978 , sardonic rocker Warren Zevon recorded a song declaring that
what a desperate man needed , when caught in the crossfire in the darker ...
Author: Solomon Hughes
Publisher: Verso Books
TIO CIVIL WAR BOUND TABLE CIVIL INS ROUND FOUNDED DECEMBER 3 ,
1940 18 East Chestnut Street Chicago ... look at an awful lot of old clothes ) , and
even a replica of what one might call a ' wild east ' town called The Streets of '63 .
Author: Civil War Round Table (Chicago, Ill.)
Author: Jerome Charyn
Publisher: Penguin Group
Category: New York (N.Y.)
It also surveys the distinctive themes of modem Jewish sermons, including responses to Jewish suffering, social justice, eulogies for national leaders, Zionism, and war."--BOOK JACKET.
Wood , Alan , Russia's “ Wild East ” : Exile , Vagrancy , and Crime in
NineteenthCentury Siberia ' , in id . ( ed . ) , History of Siberia ( London :
Routledge , 1991 ) , 117-39 . WOODHAM SMITH , Cecil , The Reason Why ( New
York : McGraw - Hill ...
Author: Marc Saperstein
Publisher: Littman Library of Jewish