The 70th anniversary of the victory over the Nazi Germany, which will fall next year, is an appropriate moment to consider the subject of the post-World War II period.
Various consequences of WWII can be observed in the history of European cities. Many of them were severely damaged. Others lost substantial part of their population. Some were exposed to physical terror and deep cultural and political transformations. The history of Warsaw, Dresden, Stalingrad/Wolgograd, Hamburg, Tokyo, Lvov or London may serve as examples of important social, political and cultural processes. How did the consequences of WWII influence the cities: the process of rebuilding them, their social picture, living conditions and industrial development? We may also observe processes of transformation of the population of the cities, as the result of war casualties, migration, as well as social and cultural changes.
“Pamiec i Sprawiedliwosc” („Memory and Justice. Contemporary History Studies”) the publication of the Institute of National Remembrance (Poland), seeks materials for the next issue concerning the aforementioned topics. We are also interested in papers on other subjects relating to the post-WWII era.
We welcome both case studies and comparative analyses.
The closing date for sending article proposals is September 1, 2014; and the deadline for articles is February 15, 2015.