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Молчание военнопленных Эльзасцев и Мозелян после возвращения во Францию. The Silence of the Alsatian-Mosellans forced enlisted at their return to France.
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Ethnology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5100-9337
2017 (Russian)In: Социальная история Второй мировой войны (Social History of the Second World War) / [ed] Dyachkov Vladimir, Kanishev Valery, Mizis Yury, Sokolov Vladimir, Yuryev Vladislav, Tambov, Russia: TSU Publishing House G.R. Derzhavin , 2017, p. 193-200Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter concerns the lingering after-effects of World War II – as well as the

individual and collective efforts to overcome them. The focus lies on the Alsatians-

Mosellans’ war prisoners in the USSR at the former prison camp of Tambov. The

case of these French men, enlisted by force in the German army during World War

II and sent to the Eastern Front, the Malgré-Nous as they call themselves, is very

interesting.

War being a traumatic event which is difficult to overcome, how can soldiers,

who were forced to make war within the army of their initial enemies, be able to

move on and get on with their lives in a post-war context? Alsatian/Mosellan conscripts

were French and at the same time they were forced to wear the German

feldgrau army uniform and fight the Allies. I examine in this paper the personal

and collective strategies used by these people to come to terms with their contentious

past when re-integrating the French nation after the war and subsequently. The

study materials consist of interviews with former POWs and their descendants and

the ethnographical study of the memorial practices at the site of the former soviet

prison camp of Tambov.

Since the living memory of these war experiences is slowly disappearing with

the witnesses, the problematic of the transmission, often incomplete or paradoxical,

of their memories will also be considered. Consequently, I am also examining how

painful memories are handed down from a generation to another, transforming the

heredity into a heritage.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tambov, Russia: TSU Publishing House G.R. Derzhavin , 2017. p. 193-200
Keywords [en]
Forced enlistment, German Army, POWs, Soviet Union, Prison camps, WWII, France, Luxembourg, Alsace-Moselle, Belgium
National Category
Ethnology History
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34199ISBN: 978-5-00078-143-2 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-34199DiVA, id: diva2:1174398
Available from: 2018-01-15 Created: 2018-01-15 Last updated: 2018-01-17Bibliographically approved

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