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Population Resettlement and State Reconstruction in the Soviet-East European Borderlands, 1945–50

  • Peter Gatrell
  • Nick Baron

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. From ‘Homelands’ to ‘Warlands’: Themes, Approaches, Voices

  3. Transit: National Experiences and International Interventions in Postwar Displaced Persons Camps

  4. Return: Soviet Postwar Resettlement Practices and Population Management

  5. Border Crossings: State Practices of Displacement and National Reconstruction

  6. The Politics of Memory: Long-term Perspectives on Displacement

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 269-276

About this book


The displacement of population during and after the Second World War took place on a global scale and formed part of a longer historical process of violence, territorial reconfiguration and state 'development'. This book focuses on the profound political, social and economic upheavals in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe at this time.


Migration Population displacement Diaspora USSR Nazi Germany Stalin Hitler Resettlement Postwar Refugees Displaced persons DP Camps communism Europe exile intervention Lenin Poland Polis Soviet Union transformation Ukraine Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Gatrell
    • 1
  • Nick Baron
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.University of NottinghamUK

About the editors

TOMAS BALKELIS AHRC Research Associate, School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK NICK BARON Associate Professor in History, the University of Nottingham, UK JENNY CARSON Doctoral Candidate, School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK PETER GATRELL Professor of Economic History, School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK JO LAYCOCK Manoogian Simone Post-doctoral Fellow (2008), University of Michigan, USA ALDIS PURS Research Scholar, the University of Washington, USA KATERYNA STADNIK Research Fellow, the Institute of Sociology, National Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine MEIKE WULF Assistant Professor of the Political Culture of Europe, the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands KONRAD ZIELINSKI Associate Professor in the Centre for Ethnic Studies, Maria Curie-SkLodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Bibliographic information


"It is inter-ethnic subtleties of this kind which are brought to light so well in this excellent collection of essays - essential reading for students of Central and Eastern Europe." - European History Quarterly

"The strengths of Warlands are numerous, and the volume represents an impressive contribution to a growing body of scholarship on resettlement." - Journal of Contemporary History