Strangers in the Wild Place

Strangers in the Wild Place

Refugees, Americans, and A German Town, 1945-1952

eBook - 2013
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In 1936, the Nazi state created a massive military training site near Wildflecken, a tiny community in rural Bavaria. During the war, this base housed an industrial facility that drew forced laborers from all over conquered Europe. At war's end, the base became Europe's largest Displaced Persons camp, housing thousands of Polish refugees and German civilians fleeing Eastern Europe. As the Cold War intensified, the US Army occupied the base, removed the remaining refugees, and stayed until 1994. Strangers in the Wild Place tells the story of these tumultuous years through the eyes of these v.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780253007070
0253007070
9781283994125
1283994127
0253006775
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 285 pages) : map

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