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Imprisonment for International Crimes: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the ICTY Sentence Enforcement Practice

By Filip Vojta. How criminal sentences are enforced is of fundamental concern for the legitimacy of any justice system. However, fairly little is known about the practice of enforcing the prison sentences imposed by the international criminal tribunals. This volume offers a unique interdisciplinary lens – including international criminal and human rights law, penology, (supranational)…

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A Blood Border: Trieste between Mussolini and Tito

By Luisa Morettin. In May 1945 Trieste was the last battleground of WWII and the first of the Cold War. Some of the most terrifying episodes of that battle are linked to the Karst landscape of the region which is studded with foibe, deep cone-shaped pits excavated by water erosion. During Yugoslav partisan rule in…

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The Holocaust in South-Eastern Europe: Historiography, Archives Resources and Remembrance

Edited by Adina Babeș-Fruchter and Ana Bărbulescu. For many decades, the Holocaust in South-Eastern Europe lacked the required introspection, research and study, and most importantly, access to archives and documentation. Only in recent years and with the significant help of an emerging generation of local scholars, the Holocaust from this region became the focus of…

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Violence in Defeat: The Wehrmacht on German Soil, 1944–1945

By Bastiaan Willems. In the final year of the Second World War, as bitter defensive fighting moved to German soil, a wave of intra-ethnic violence engulfed the country. Bastiaan Willems offers the first study into the impact and behaviour of the Wehrmacht on its own territory, focusing on the German units fighting in East Prussia…

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The Mind of the Holocaust Perpetrator in Fiction and Nonfiction

By Erin McGlothlin. The Mind of the Holocaust Perpetrator in Fiction and Nonfiction examines texts that portray the inner experience of Holocaust perpetrators and thus transform them from archetypes of evil into complex psychological and moral subjects. Employing relevant methodological tools of narrative theory, Erin McGlothlin analyzes these unsettling depictions, which manifest a certain tension…

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The Forgotten Massacre: Budapest in 1944

By Andrea Petö. The book discusses a formerly unknown and invisible massacre in Budapest in 1944, committed by a paramilitary group lead by a women. Andrea Petö uncovers the gripping history of the fi rst private Holocaust memorial erected in Budapest in 1945. Based on court trials, interviews with survivors, perpetrators, and investigators, the book…

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The Guardians of Memory and the Return of the Xenophobic Right

By Valentina Pisanty. In the concise chapters of this extended essay, Pisanty tracks the weaknesses of the dominant memory culture across a series of domains of public culture. She takes aim at the sacralization and fetishization of witness testimony, the rigid structures of collective memory, the banality of “Holocaust tourism,” the stereotypical formats of popular…

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War and Genocide in South Sudan

By Clémence Pinaud. Using more than a decade’s worth of fieldwork in South Sudan, Clémence Pinaud here explores the relationship between predatory wealth accumulation, state formation, and a form of racism―extreme ethnic group entitlement―that has the potential to result in genocide. War and Genocide in South Sudan traces the rise of a predatory state during civil war in…

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The Problems of Genocide: Permanent Security and the Language of Transgression

By A. Dirk Moses. Genocide is not only a problem of mass death, but also of how, as a relatively new idea and law, it organizes and distorts thinking about civilian destruction. Taking the normative perspective of civilian immunity from military attack, A. Dirk Moses argues that the implicit hierarchy of international criminal law, atop…

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Remembering Genocides in Central Africa

By Rene Lemarchand. Scene of one of the biggest genocides of the last century Rwanda has become a household word, yet bitter disagreements persist as to its causes and consequences. Through a blend of personal memories and historical analysis, and informed by a lifelong experience of research in Central Africa, the author challenges conventional wisdom…

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