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From Peace to War

Germany, Soviet Russia, and the World, 1939-1941

Edited by Bernd Wegner
Translated from the German

640 pages,

ISBN  978-1-57181-882-9 $179.00/£132.00 / Hb / Published (January 1997)

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"This collection provides a wealth of excellent research and insight. Students and specialists in the area will benefit greatly from this collaborative effort."  · Canadian Journal of History

"... the greatest merit of this collection of essays is that with its help the reader can get acquainted with a great many major themes of this episode in German-Russian relations and, moreover, often see them addressed from different viewpoints and with different complementary conclusions."  · H-Net Reviews (H-German)

"... an outstanding and most comprehensive work on the history and development of the Russian campaign."  · Die Zeit

"... a work which marks an important direction in the study of this relationship and the war itself, which has hitherto been the subject of so much mythologising."  · John Erickson, University of Edinburgh


The German attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941 represents one of the major caesuras in European history. Its consequences could still be felt fifty years later. Thirty-five historians from nine different countries (including the former Soviet Union) offer a comprehensive survey of the origins, course and long-term impact of this event. The volume is not merely concerned with political and military history, but also with the experiences of ordinary soldiers and civilians.

Bernd Wegner is Professor of Modern History at the University of Hamburg.

Subject: History: World War II
Area: GermanyCentral/Eastern Europe


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