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The Resource Soldiers of memory : World War II and its aftermath in Estonian post-Soviet life stories, edited by Ene Kõresaar

Soldiers of memory : World War II and its aftermath in Estonian post-Soviet life stories, edited by Ene Kõresaar

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Soldiers of memory : World War II and its aftermath in Estonian post-Soviet life stories
Title
Soldiers of memory
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World War II and its aftermath in Estonian post-Soviet life stories
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edited by Ene Kõresaar
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  • eng
  • est
  • eng
Summary
Soldiers of Memory explores the complexities and ambiguities of World War II experience from the Estonian veterans' point of view. Since the end of World War II, contesting veteran cultures have developed on the basis of different war experiences and search for recognition in the public arena of history. The book reflects on this process by combining witness accounts with their critical analysis from the aspect of post-Soviet remembrance culture and politics. The first part of the book examines the persistent remembrance of World War II. Eight life stories of Estonian men are presented, revealing different war trajectories: mobilised between 1941 and 1944, the narrators served in the Red Army and its work battalions, fought against the Soviet Union in the Finnish Army, Waffen-SS, Luftwaffe, the German political police force and Wehrmacht, deserted from the Red Army, were held in German and Soviet prison and repatriation camps. The second part of the book offers a critical analysis of the stories from a multidisciplinary point of view: what were the possible life trajectories for an Estonian soldier under Soviet and German occupations in the 1940s? How did the soldiers cope with the extreme conditions of the Soviet rear? How are the veterans' memories situated in terms of different memory regimes and what is their position in the post-Soviet Estonian society? What role does ethnic and generational identity play in the formation of veterans' war remembrance? How do individuals cope with war trauma and guilt in life stories? Offering a wide range of empirical material and its critical analysis, Soldiers of Memory will be important for military, oral and cultural historians, sociologists, cultural psychologists, and anybody with an interest in the history of World War II, post/communism, and cultural construction of memory in contemporary Eastern European societies--
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Kõresaar, Ene
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
On the boundary of two worlds: identity, freedom, and moral imagination in the Baltics
Series volume
27
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  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Communism
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Memory
  • Estonia
  • Estonia
  • Estonia
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Soldiers of memory : World War II and its aftermath in Estonian post-Soviet life stories, edited by Ene Kõresaar
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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txt
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Contents
Ene Kõresaar: Introduction. Remembrance Cultures of World War II and the Politics of Recognition in Post-Soviet Estonia: Biographical Perspectives Tiit Noormets: Estonians in World War II. A Chronology 'Our Lives Would Soon Be Turned Upside Down': Soldiers' Wars, Veterans' Memories Aleksander Loog: My Biography: Memoirs of Childhood, Study Years, Territorial Defence Army and War, German Prison Camp and Time Spent in the Soviet Prison Camp Heinrich Uustalu: Between the Cogweels: Victimized by the Course of History Reinhold Mirk: My Life in the Twist of History Boris Raag: Hope of Staying Alive Ailo Ehamaa: Wonders of Living Lembitu Varblane: Born Under a Lucky Star Boris Takk: My Youth in the Turn of History Ylo-Vesse Velvelt: An Islander's Life Story, Along with Interesting Things that Happened to Him Trajectories and Meanings: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biographical War Experience Aigi Rahi-Tamm: Aleksander Loog - Searching for One's Way: The Opportunities and Choices of Estonian Men during the Political Changes of the 1940s Olaf Mertelsmann: Boris Raag - Hope of Staying Alive: Survival Strategies of a Soviet Soldier Aili Aarelaid-Tart: The Estonian-Minded Person in Soviet Reality: Double Mental Standards in Ailo Ehamaa's Life History Rutt Hinrikus: How to Remember? The Social Framework of Reinhold Mirk's Reminiscences of War Tiiu Jaago: The Lucky Star and Discernment: The Positioning of the Self and War in the Life Story of Lembitu Varblane Ene Kõresaar: Boris Takk - The Ambiguity of War in a Post-Soviet Life Story Tiina Ann Kirss: When is the War Over? Ylo-Vesse Velvelt's Life Story and Surviving the 'Czech Hell' Terje Anepaio: Heinrich Uustalu - Between the Cogwheels: Stigmatised Family Relations in the Life Story of a Repressed Man
Control code
FIEb17382579
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 441 pages
Isbn
9789042032439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1084406115
Label
Soldiers of memory : World War II and its aftermath in Estonian post-Soviet life stories, edited by Ene Kõresaar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Ene Kõresaar: Introduction. Remembrance Cultures of World War II and the Politics of Recognition in Post-Soviet Estonia: Biographical Perspectives Tiit Noormets: Estonians in World War II. A Chronology 'Our Lives Would Soon Be Turned Upside Down': Soldiers' Wars, Veterans' Memories Aleksander Loog: My Biography: Memoirs of Childhood, Study Years, Territorial Defence Army and War, German Prison Camp and Time Spent in the Soviet Prison Camp Heinrich Uustalu: Between the Cogweels: Victimized by the Course of History Reinhold Mirk: My Life in the Twist of History Boris Raag: Hope of Staying Alive Ailo Ehamaa: Wonders of Living Lembitu Varblane: Born Under a Lucky Star Boris Takk: My Youth in the Turn of History Ylo-Vesse Velvelt: An Islander's Life Story, Along with Interesting Things that Happened to Him Trajectories and Meanings: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biographical War Experience Aigi Rahi-Tamm: Aleksander Loog - Searching for One's Way: The Opportunities and Choices of Estonian Men during the Political Changes of the 1940s Olaf Mertelsmann: Boris Raag - Hope of Staying Alive: Survival Strategies of a Soviet Soldier Aili Aarelaid-Tart: The Estonian-Minded Person in Soviet Reality: Double Mental Standards in Ailo Ehamaa's Life History Rutt Hinrikus: How to Remember? The Social Framework of Reinhold Mirk's Reminiscences of War Tiiu Jaago: The Lucky Star and Discernment: The Positioning of the Self and War in the Life Story of Lembitu Varblane Ene Kõresaar: Boris Takk - The Ambiguity of War in a Post-Soviet Life Story Tiina Ann Kirss: When is the War Over? Ylo-Vesse Velvelt's Life Story and Surviving the 'Czech Hell' Terje Anepaio: Heinrich Uustalu - Between the Cogwheels: Stigmatised Family Relations in the Life Story of a Repressed Man
Control code
FIEb17382579
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 441 pages
Isbn
9789042032439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1084406115

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