It's Not (Only) About Erika Steinbach. Three myths in the German discourse on the resettlements Cover Image

Nie chodzi (tylko) o Erikę Steinbach. Trzy mity niemieckiego dyskursu o wysiedleniach
It's Not (Only) About Erika Steinbach. Three myths in the German discourse on the resettlements

Author(s): Anna Kwiatkowska-Drożdż
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, History, Social Sciences, Sociology, Political history, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Special Historiographies:, History of Communism, Fascism, Nazism and WW II, History of the Holocaust, Migration Studies
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Erika Steinbach; Federation of Expellees; Centre Against Expulsions
Summary/Abstract: The activity of the Federation of Expellees (German: Bund der Ver triebenen, BdV) and its chairperson Erika Steinbach, including efforts aimed at establishing the Centre Against Expulsions1 (ZgV) have been and will continue to be a source of controversy in Germany’s domestic policy, as well as in Polish–German and Czech–German relations. Steinbach has become a central figure in German inter-party conflicts and in disputes with the country’s immediate neighbours. In her efforts to gain more publicity for injustice and suffering in the German past she has resorted to controversial methods and has thus latched onto another stage in the historical debate on the consequences of World War II. This time it is related to and interpreted from the point of view of the German victims.

  • Page Count: 86
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: English, Polish