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dc.contributor.authorMelendy, Brenda ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-04T19:59:03Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:08:58Z
dc.date.issued2003-10en_US
dc.identifier.citationMelendy, B. (2003). Private and public, personal and political: Exploring German expellee memory tourism, World History Review, 1(1), pp. 39-61.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3114
dc.description.abstractThomas Wolfe’s sentiment that “you can’t go home again” is commonplace, but for ethnic Germans expelled from eastern Europe after World War II this aphorism assumed a tangible truth. The 1945 Potsdam Agreements envisioned a European peace ensured by the concentration of all ethnic Germans in a truncated Germany. But, with the East-West divide of the Cold War expelled Germans found themselves cut off from former homes now under communist rule. Treaties could not mandate emotions, however. Over time expellees successfully integrated into the fabric of West German life but for most there always remained the emotional pull to return home to the Heimat. Folks yearned to see their village square, to hike or ski in the local mountains, to attend their parish church, and to visit their family graves.
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dc.format.extent23 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceWorld History Review, Fall 2003, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Article 3.
dc.subjectEthnic Germansen_US
dc.subjectWorld War IIen_US
dc.subjectGermanyen_US
dc.subjectMemory tourismen_US
dc.subjectExpellee pilgrimagesen_US
dc.titlePrivate and Public, Personal and Political: Exploring German Expellee Memory Tourismen_US
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