This new study provides a concise, accessible introduction to occupied Europe. It gives a clear overview of the history and historiography of resistance and collaboration. It explores how these terms cannot be examined separately, but are always entangled.
Covering Europe from east to west, this book aims to explore the evolution of scholarly approaches to resistance and collaboration. Not limiting itself to any one area, it looks at armed struggle, daily life, complicity and rescue, the Catholic Church, and official and public memory since the end of the war.
Vesna Drapac is Associate Professor of History at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Her publications include War and Religion: Catholics in the Churches of Occupied Paris and Constructing Yugoslavia: A Transnational History. Gareth Pritchard is Lecturer in History at the University of Adelaide. He is also the author of Niemandsland: A History of Unoccupied Germany and The Making of the GDR.
Editors' Preface.- 1. Interpretations.- 2. Gender as a Framework of Analysis.- 3. Political Violence.- 4. Everyday Resistance and Collaboration.- 5. Christian Responses to Dictatorship, War and Occupation.- 6. Genocide and Rescue.- 7. Resistance, Collaboration and Postwar Reconstruction.- 8. Beyond Resistance and Collaboration.- Bibliography.- Index.