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Homecomings:
Returning POWs and the Legacies of Defeat in Postwar Germany
Frank Biess

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations ix
Acknowledgments xi

INTRODUCTION 1

PART ONE: From War to Postwar 17

CHAPTER ONE: Impending Defeat: Military Losses, the Wehrmacht, and Ordinary Germans 19
CHAPTER TWO: Confronting Defeat: Returning POWs and the Politics of Victimization 43
CHAPTER THREE: Embodied Defeat: Medicine, Psychiatry, and the Trauma of the Returned POW 70

PART TWO: Making Citizens 95

CHAPTER FOUR: Survivors of Totalitarianism: Returning POWs and the Making of West German Citizens 97
CHAPTER FIVE: Antifascist Conversions: Returning POWs and the Making of East German Citizens 126
CHAPTER SIX: Parallel Exclusions: The West German POW Trials and the East German Purges 153

PART THREE: Divergent Paths 177

CHAPTER SEVEN: Absent Presence: Missing POWs and MIAs 179
CHAPTER EIGHT: Divided Reunion: The Return of the Last POWs 203
CONCLUSION: Histories of the Aftermath 227

Notes 233
Bibliography 307
Index 359

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