From Peace to War: Germany, Soviet Russia, and the World, 1939-1941

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Berghahn Books, 1997 - History - 632 pages
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Part I: The Period of Soviet-German Partnership. 1. Schramm, G.: Basic Features of German Ostpolitik, 1918-1939. 2. Fleischhauer, I.: Soviet Foreign Policy and the Origins of the Hitler-Stalin Pact. 3. Szarota, T.: Poland under German Occupation, 1939-1941: A Comparative Survey. 4. Gross, J.T.: Sovietisation of Poland's Eastern Territories. 5. Myllyniemi, S.: Consequences of the Hitler-Stalin Pact for the Baltic Republics and Finland. 6. Ziedler, M.: German-Soviet Economic Relations during the Hitler-Stalin Pact. Part II: Operation "Barbarossa": Political Preconditions, Strategic Planning, and Military Consequences. 7. Förster, J.: Hitler Turns East - German War Policy in 1940 and 1941. 8. Kroener, B.R.: The "Frozen Blitzkrieg": German Strategic Planning against the Soviet Union and the Causes of Its Failure. 9. Lakowski, R.: Between Professionalism and Nazism: The Wehrmacht on the Eve of Its Invasion of the USSR. 10. Hillgruber, A.: The German Military Leaders' View of Russia prior to the Attack on the Soviet Union. 11. Wegner-Korfes, S.: Ambassador Count Schulenburg and the Preparations for "Barbarossa". 12. Schüler, K.: The Eastern Campaign As a Transportation and Supply Problem. 13. Arazi, D.: Sigint and "Blitzkrieg": German Military Radio Intelligence in Operation "Barbarossa". Part III: Politics and Experience of the War of Annihilation. 14. Umbreit, H.: Structures of German Occupation Policy during the Initial Phase of the German-Soviet War. 15. Longerich, P.: From Mass Murder to the "Final Solution": The Shooting of Jewish Civilians during the First Months of the Eastern Campaign within the Context of Nazi Jewish Genocide. 16. Birn, R.B.: Two Kinds of Reality? Case Studies on Anti-Partisan Warfare during the Eastern Campaign. 17. Streim, A.: International Law and Soviet Prisoners of War. 18. Schröder, H.J.: German Soldiers' Experiences during the Initial Phase of the Russian Campaign.
 

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Contents

Basic Features of German Ostpolitik 19181939
11
Soviet Foreign Policy and the Origins of the
27
Sovietisation of Polands Eastern Territories
63
Consequences of the HiderStalin Pact for the
79
GermanSoviet Economic Relations during the
95
Operation Barbarossa Political Preconditions
113
German Strategic Planning against
135
The German Military Leaders View of Russia prior to the
169
Stalin and Hiders Attack on the Soviet Union
343
The Soviet Unions Offensive Preparations in 1941
361
The Soviet Armed Forces on the Eve of the Great
381
The Purge of the Military and the Red Armys
395
The Red Army during the Initial Phase of the Great
415
The Soviet Response 1941
431
The Deportation of the German Minority in the
449
Stalin As Supreme Commander
463

Ambassador Count Schulenburg and the Preparations for
187
The Eastern Campaign As a Transportation and
205
German Military Radio Intelligence
223
Structures of German Occupation Policy during the
239
The Shooting of
253
Two Kinds of Reality? Case Studies on AntiPartisan
277
International Law and Soviet Prisoners of War
293
German Soldiers Experiences during the Initial Phase
309
Survival Cohesion and Brutality
325
Germany and the Soviet Union
479
Italy between Germany
499
Germany and the Finnish Separate War against the
525
Japan and the GermanSoviet War 1941
541
Great Britain and the German Attack on the Soviet Union
579
Operation Barbarossa and Switzerland
593
Germanys Strategic Dilemma
611
Contributors
628
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Wegner is professor of Modern History at the University of Hamburg.

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