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Civil War in Central Europe, 1918-1921: The Reconstruction of Poland

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Dr. Jochen Boehler, (Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena) will discuss he most recent book:

Civil War in Central Europe, 1918-1921: The Reconstruction of Poland

Dr. Jochen Boehler is a Research Fellow at the Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena. His publications include, War, Pacification, and Mass Murder, 1939: The Einsatzgruppen in Poland (2014) alongside Jurgen Matthäus and Klaus Michael Mallmann, Legacies of Violence: Eastern Europe’s First World War (2014) with Joachim von Puttkamer and Wlodzimierz Borodziej and The Waffen-SS. A European History (2016) with Robert Gerwarth. In his presentation, Dr Boehler introduces his new book Civil War in Central Europe, 1918-1921: The Reconstruction of Poland. In this book, Boehler argues that the First World War did not end in Central Europe in November 1918. The armistices marked the creation of the Second Polish Republic and the first shot of the Central European Civil War which raged from 1918 to 1921. The fallen German, Russian, and Austrian Empires left in their wake lands with peoples of mixed nationalities and ethnicities. These lands soon became battle grounds and the ethno-political violence that ensued forced those living within them to decide on their national identity. Boehler challenges previous notions that such conflicts which occurred between the First and Second World Wars were isolated incidents and argues that they should be considered as part of a Central European civil war; a war which transformed Poland into a nation. The book is being published simultaneously in English and in Polish.See: Civil War in Central Europe, 1918-1921. The Reconstruction of Poland(Oxford University Press 2018) link…

Published in Polish: Wojna Domowa, 1918–1921. Nowe Spojrzenie na Odrodzenie Polski (Znak, 2018) link…

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