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Belonging to the Nation

John J. Kulczycki

Published by Harvard University Press Mrz 2016, 2016
ISBN 10: 0674659783 / ISBN 13: 9780674659780
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Title: Belonging to the Nation

Publisher: Harvard University Press Mrz 2016

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Buch

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Neuware - In 1939 Nazis identified Polish citizens of German origin and granted them legal status as ethnic Germans of the Reich. After the war Poland did just the opposite: searched out Germans of Polish origin and offered them Polish citizenship. John Kulczycki¿s account underscores the processes of inclusion and exclusion that mold national communities. 402 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9780674659780

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Synopsis: When the Nazis annexed western Poland in 1939, they set about identifying Polish citizens of German origin and granting them the privileged legal status of ethnic Germans of the Reich. Following Germany's defeat in World War II, Soviet-dominated Poland incorporated eastern Germany and proceeded to do just the opposite: searching out Germans of Polish origin and offering them Polish citizenship. Belonging to the Nation examines these efforts to nationalize inhabitants of the contested Polish-German borderlands, underscoring the processes of inclusion and exclusion that mold national communities. Histories of national minorities in the twentieth century often concentrate on ethnic cleansing. John Kulczycki approaches his topic from a different angle, focusing on how governments decide which minorities to include, not expel. The policies Germany and Poland pursued from 1939 to 1951 bear striking similarities. Both Nazis and Communist Poles regarded national identity as biologically determined-and both found this principle difficult to enforce. Although the goal was to create an ethnically homogeneous nation, Germany and Poland allowed pockets of minorities to remain, usually to exploit their labor. Kulczycki illustrates the complexity of the process behind national self-determination, the obstacles it confronts in practice, and the resulting injustices.

About the Author: John J. Kulczycki is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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