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Repressed, Remitted, Rejected
German Reparations Debts to Poland and Greece
Karl Heinz Roth and Hartmut Rübner
Translated by Ben Lewis
508 pages, 15 tables, online appendix, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-257-5 $179.00/£132.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (December 2021)
eISBN 978-1-80073-258-2 eBook Not Yet Published
Since unification, the Federal Republic of Germany has carried out vaunted efforts to make amends for the crimes of the Third Reich. Yet it remains the case that the demands for restitution by many countries that were occupied during the Second World War are unresolved, and recent demands from Greece and Poland have only reignited old debates. This book reconstructs the German occupation of Poland and Greece and gives a thorough accounting of these debates. Working from the perspective of international law, it deepens the scholarly discourse around the issue, clarifying the ‘never-ending story’ of German reparations policy and making a principled call for further action.
Dr. Karl Heinz Roth is a historian (Ph.D., University of Bremen) and physician (M.D., University of Hamburg). In 1986 he co-founded the Stiftung für Sozialgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts and established its research and archives departments. He has published widely in articles and books on the histories of labour, business, economics, society and science.
Hartmut Rübner is a political scientist and Research Fellow for the Stiftung für Sozialgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts. He has written books on the social and economic history of the Weimar Republic, the Nazi dictatorship and on the New Left.
Subject: History: World War II History: 20th Century to Present
Area: Central/Eastern Europe Germany
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