By Sheldon Anderson
In a chilly warfare within the Soviet Bloc, Sheldon Anderson makes use of lately declassified records from Polish and East German communist celebration and overseas ministry files to ascertain the interaction of nationwide pursuits with the exigencies of communist get together relatives in the Soviet bloc through the chilly conflict. Anderson explores how Polish-East German family members have been strained over the permanence of the Oder-Neisse border, the right kind street to socialism, German repatriation from Poland, and alternate coverage; he presents an within account of the heated debates that heavily divided the Polish and East German communists.Anderson delves into how and why the rift culminated within the go back of the anti-Stalinist Wladyslaw Gomulka in October 1956, and he delineates how the Polish-East German clash undermined the team spirit of the Soviet bloc on its such a lot strategic flank. In doing so, he unearths the endurance of nationalism and ethnic prejudice within the former communist nations. during this well timed textual content, Anderson pinpoints how nationalism has reemerged as a strong political strength following the top of the chilly struggle. With a chilly struggle within the Soviet Bloc, Anderson markedly fills the distance within the latest scholarship on postwar kin among the nations of East Europe.
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90. 3. 91.. Tqbunn Lzldzt, December 17,1948, g. 4; and December 18,1948, pp. 8-9. 92. Notes on Ochab" visit, unsigned, undated, ea. Qcto3ber 1948, SED ZK, WaLter Ulbricht Papers, NL 182/2245. 93. Trybum Ludzr, January 27; 4949#p. 1. 94. Trybunn Lzddu, January 26,1949, p-4, 95. 24"3p. 3. 96. N O W Drogi, ~ March-April 1949, p. 127. 97. Utbricl-rt speech, October 22, 1949, SED ZK, Wilhelm Pieck Papers, NL, 361441. 98. See Tvbfina Ludzt and Rieues Deztksctzlnnd for the first week of September, 1949.
46, Fleinz Vosske, WiEhetjn Pieck: Biogr~plrischerAbriss (Wifhelm Pieck: Biographical Abstract) (Berlin: Bietz VerXag! 1975), pp. 4 M 7 , Karl Liehknecht was also interrogated at the Eden Hotel and shot the same day* ~ 26 'Thew A re No Guc~CI Germns '" 17, On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Marchlewski's death on March 22,1950, Pie& presented a Polish delegation with Marchlew~ki%ashes, which they took back to Poland, 18. Declaration of the KPD Central Committee, September 23, 1939, SET> ZK, Wilhelm Pieck Papers, NL 361496.
1. 94. Trybunn Lzddu, January 26,1949, p-4, 95. 24"3p. 3. 96. N O W Drogi, ~ March-April 1949, p. 127. 97. Utbricl-rt speech, October 22, 1949, SED ZK, Wilhelm Pieck Papers, NL, 361441. 98. See Tvbfina Ludzt and Rieues Deztksctzlnnd for the first week of September, 1949. ~tnnrdno lorlger wants to be a soccer k EI tt~afis kicked a r o u f ~ d f i aplace f ~ ~ fo place. Gomrslkn, 19&* The primary obstacle to better relations between the Polish and German communists after World War 11 was the loss sf German territories to Poland.
A Cold War in the Soviet Bloc: Polish-East German Relations, 1945-1962 by Sheldon Anderson