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Wartime Captivity in the 20th Century

Archives, Stories, Memories

Edited by Anne-Marie Pathé and Fabien Théofilakis
Translated by Helen McPhail

344 pages, 6 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-258-6 $130.00/£92.00 Hb Published (August 2016)

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Reviews

“The 20 narrowly focused, deeply researched papers, grouped into four thematic parts, include military POWs and civilian internees… Excellent bibliographies.This book adds to, without replacing, previous literature.” · Choice

“A readable and versatile treatment of the subject of prisoners of war in the 20th century … [The editors] have undoubtedly succeeded … in assembling inspiring and sophisticated texts and questions.” · H-Soz-Kult

“This is … a very important book, because it presents a very specific review of current research, because it opens up lines of inquiry, and also because it brings together sources and other disciplines so as to enrich the study of this particular category of soldiers.” · La Cliothèque

Description

Long a topic of historical interest, wartime captivity has over the past decade taken on new urgency as an object of study. Transnational by its very nature, captivity’s historical significance extends far beyond the front lines, ultimately inextricable from the histories of mobilization, nationalism, colonialism, law, and a host of other related subjects. This wide-ranging volume brings together an international selection of scholars to trace the contours of this evolving research agenda, offering fascinating new perspectives on historical moments that range from the early days of the Great War to the arrival of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

Anne-Marie Pathé is Director of the Centre des archives in the Institut d’histoire du temps présent (IHTP-CNRS). Her previous publications include an edition of Jours de guerre. Ma vie sous l’Occupation by Berthe Auroy (co-edited, Éditions Bayard, 2008) and Archives d’une captivité, 1939-1945. L’évasion littéraire du Capitaine Mongrédien (co-edited, Éditions Textuel, 2010).

Fabien Théofilakis, Ph.D, has published several articles and a monograph (Les prisonniers de guerre allemands en France, 1944-1949, Éditions Fayard, 2014) on wartime captivity, among other topics. His forthcoming book project uses Adolf Eichmann’s notes from 1960-61 to revisit his trial in Jerusalem. Since September 2014, he has been a DAAD visiting professor at the University of Montreal and a member of the Canadian Center for German and European Studies.

Helen McPhail is a non-fiction translator specialising in the social history of the First World War period and other conflicts of the twentieth century. She is also the author of The Long Silence, a brief account of civilian life in occupied northern France in 1914-1918.

Subject: 20th Century History



Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Figures
Acronyms

Editors’ Introduction: Prisoners of War in the Twentieth Century: A Problematic at the Crossroads of Histories and Disciplines
Anne-Marie Pathé and Fabien Théofilakis

Introduction: War Imprisonment in the Twentieth Century
John Horne

PART I: CAMP SYSTEMS, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND HUMANITARIAN ACTION

Introduction
Jorg Echternkamp

Chapter 1. International Law and Western Front Prisoners in the First World War  
Heather Jones

Chapter 2. German Treatment of Jewish Prisoners of War in the Second World War
Rüdiger Overmans

Chapter 3. “All things are possible for him who believes” (Mark, 9, 23): The Regulation of Religious Life in Prisoner of War Camps in the Second World War
Delphine Debons

Chapter 4. From Allies to Enemies: Prisoners of the Third Reich in Italy – The Case of the Rimini Enclave 1945-1947
Patrizia Dogliani

Chapter 5. The Other Point of View of …(1) the Lawyer    
Jean-Paul Pancracio

PART II: LANGUAGES OF CAPTIVITY: BODIES AND MINDS BEHIND THE BARBED WIRE

Introduction  
Annette Becker

Chapter 6. Thresholds and Transgressions: Offences against Social Norms in the Internment Camps of the First World War
Iris Rachamimov

Chapter 7. Half-Naked Nazis: Masculinity and Gender in German POW Camps in the USA during the Second World War
Matthias Reiss

Chapter 8. Fernand Braudel as Prisoner in Germany: Confronting the Long-Term and the Present Time
Peter Schöttler

Chapter 9. “The trio is growing like a piece of asparagus”:  Hans Gál and the Trio of the Huyton Suite
Suzanne Snizek

Chapter 10. The Other Point of View of (II) … the Ethnologist: The Internment of Spanish Republicans in French Camps: The Ethnologist Caught in the Net of Memory
Véronique Moulinié

PART III: RELATIONS BETWEEN CAPTIVITY AND SOCIETY: FROM CAPTURE TO LIBERATION

Introduction: Beyond the Wire: Interactions between Prison Camps and Their Surrounding Communities
Felicia Yap

Chapter 11. Perceptions of Axis Captives in the British Isles, 1939-1948
Bob Moore

Chapter 12. “Voluntary” Captivity: Russian Prisoners of War in Switzerland, 1942-1945
Georg Kreis

Chapter 13. “Rodolph - How Nice he is!”: Contacts between German Prisoners of War and French Civilians, 1944-1948
Fabien Théofilakis

Chapter 14. The Other Point of View of … (III): The Boundaries between Friends and Foes   
Stéphane Dufoix

PART IV: CAPTIVITY AND COLONIAL ISSUES: THE FRENCH EXAMPLE

Introduction
Pierre Journoud

Chapter 15. War-time Internment of Algerians in the  Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: For a History of Forms of Captivity in the Long Term
Sylvie Thénault

Chapter 16. Helping “Our” Prisoners: Philanthropic Mobilisation for French Colonial Prisoners of War, 1940-1942
Sarah Ann Frank

Chapter 17. French Guards for French Colonial Prisoners of War in German Captivity, 1943-44: An Anomaly in International Affairs
Raffael Scheck

Chapter 18. Why Release the Prisoners?: The Algerian Army of National Liberation
Raphaëlle Branche

Chapter 19. The Other Point of View of … (IV): Armed Conflict and Captivity: Aspects of Change between the Twentieth and the Twenty-First Centuries
Jérôme Larché

PART V: CAPTIVITY IN WARTIME: FROM ONE CENTURY TO ANOTHER (20th-21st centuries)

Chapter 20. Round Table Discussion

By Way of Conclusion
Henry Rousso

Bibliography
Index of Individuals
Index of Organizations
Index of Places
Index of Themes

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