Hitler's Forgotten Ally: Ion Antonescu and his Regime, Romania 1940-1944

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Springer, Apr 12, 2006 - History - 379 pages
This book is the first complete study in English of Antonescu's part in the Second World War. Antonescu was a major ally of Hitler and Romania fielded the third largest Axis army, joined the Tripartite Pact in November 1940 as a sovereign state and participated in the attack on the Soviet Union of 22 June 1941 as an equal partner of Germany.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Prelude to Antonescus War
8
2 Antonescus Path to Power
37
3 Antonescu and the National Legionary State
52
4 Military Dictatorship and War
69
5 Antonescu and the Jews
102
6 Antonescu and the Holocaust
127
7 Deportation
150
9 Suspension of Deportation Repatriation and Emigration of Jews
205
10 The Coup of 23 August 1944
230
11 The Trial of Ion Antonescu
245
12 Conclusion
262
Annex
278
Notes
280
Bibliography
355
Index
366

The Fate of the Jews and Romas
166

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About the author (2006)

DENNIS DELETANT is Professor of Romanian Studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London, UK, and at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (on secondment). He is the author of several volumes of studies on the recent history of Romania. In 1995 he was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to the development of British-Romanian relations.

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