Strangers in the Wild Place
Refugees, Americans, and A German Town, 1945-1952eBook - 2013
In 1936, the Nazi state created a massive military training site near Wildflecken, a tiny community in rural Bavaria. During the war, this base housed an industrial facility that drew forced laborers from all over conquered Europe. At war's end, the base became Europe's largest Displaced Persons camp, housing thousands of Polish refugees and German civilians fleeing Eastern Europe. As the Cold War intensified, the US Army occupied the base, removed the remaining refugees, and stayed until 1994. Strangers in the Wild Place tells the story of these tumultuous years through the eyes of these v.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 285 pages) : map