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Old 23rd March 2014, 14:28
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The Struggle for the Files: The Western Allies and the Return of German Archives after the Second World War

Hi Gruppe,

This might be an interesting book:



Title: The Struggle for the Files: The Western Allies and the Return of German Archives after the Second World War
Author: Astrid M. Eckert
Format: 444 pages paperback (also available as hardback)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (27 Feb 2014)
Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1107629209
ISBN-13: 978-1107629202
Notes: When American and British troops swept through the German Reich in the spring of 1945, they confiscated a broad range of government papers and archives. These records were subsequently used in war crimes trials and published under Allied auspices to document the German road to war. In 1949, the West Germans asked for their return, considering the request one of the benchmarks of their new state sovereignty. This book traces the tangled history of the captured German records and the extended negotiations for their return into German custody. Based on meticulous research in British, American and German archives, The Struggle for the Files highlights an overlooked aspect of early West German diplomacy and international relations. All participants were aware that the files constituted historical material essential to write German history and at stake was nothing less than the power to interpret the recent German past.
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Re: The Struggle for the Files: The Western Allies and the Return of German Archives after the Second World War

Hello,

Thanks for the reminder!

http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showth...Struggle+files

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Old 24th March 2014, 03:52
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Re: The Struggle for the Files: The Western Allies and the Return of German Archives after the Second World War

Dear All,

Has anyone actually purchased a copy of this book? I'd like to know if it shows what files went where and then the path taken for their return.

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