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The Politics of Retribution in Europe:
World War II and Its Aftermath
Edited by István Deák, Jan T. Gross, & Tony Judt

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Tony Judt Preface vii
PART I: PRELIMINARIES 1
Istvan Deik Introduction 3
Jan T. Gross Themes for a Social History of War Experience and Collaboration 15
PART II: THE EXPERIENCE OF WAR 37
Istvan Deik A Fatal Compromise? The Debate over Collaboration and Resistance in Hungary 39
Jan T. Gross A Tangled Web: Confronting Stereotypes Concerning Relations between Poles, Germans, Jews, and Communists 74
PART III: TRIALS AND POLITICAL EXPEDIENCY 131
Martin Conway Justice in Postwar Belgium: Popular Passions and Political Realities 133
Luc Huyse The Criminal justice System As a Political Actor in Regime Transitions: The Case of Belgium, 1944-50 157
Peter Romijn "Restoration of Confidence": The Purge of Local Government in the Netherlands As a Problem of Postwar Reconstruction 173
Sarah Farmer Postwar Justice in France: Bordeaux 1953 194
Mark Mazower The Cold War and the Appropriation of Memory: Greece after Liberation 212
Laszlo Karsai The People's Courts and Revolutionary justice in Hungary, 1945-46 233
Bradley Abrams The Politics of Retribution: The Trial of Jozef Tiso in the Czechoslovak Environment 252
PART IV: EPILOGUE 291
Tony Judt The Past Is Another Country: Myth and Memory in Postwar Europe 293
List of Contributors 325
Index 327

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