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Migrating memories, Romanian Germans in modern Europe, James Koranyi, University of Durham.

Romanian Germans, mainly from the Banat and Transylvania, have occupied a place at the very heart of major events in Europe in the twentieth century yet their history is largely unknown. This east-central European minority negotiated their standing in a difficult new European order after 1918, changing from uneasy supporters of Romania, to zealous Nazis, tepid Communists, and conciliatory Europeans. Migrating Memories is the first comprehensive study in English of Romanian Germans and follows their stories as they move across borders and between regimes, revealing a very European experience of migration, minorities, and memories in modern Europe. After 1945, Romanian Germans struggled to make sense of their lives during the Cold War at a time when the community began to fracture and fragment. The Revolutions of 1989 seemed to mark the end of the German community in Romania, but instead Romanian Germans repositioned themselves as transnational European bridge-builders, staking out new claims in a fast-changing world
Table Of Contents
Stories, Identities, Memories -- Making Romanian Germans -- Transnational Germans -- Fascist Divisions in the Romanian German Past -- The Iron Memory Curtain: Romanian Germans and Communism -- European Bridge-Builders: Romanian Germans after 1989 -- Epilogue - The Perpetual Exodus
Literary Form
non fiction
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Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 312 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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