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Hitler - Beneš - Tito: Conflict, War and Genocide in East Central and South East Europe

A talk by Arnold Suppan, author of Hitler - Beneš - Tito: Conflict, War and Genocide in East Central and South East Europe.The monograph explores the development of the political, legal, economic, social, cultural and military “communities of conflict” within Austria-Hungary (especially in the Bohemian and South Slav lands); the convulsion of World War I and the Czech, Slovak and South Slav break with the Habsburg Monarchy; the difficult formation of successor states and the strong discussions at Paris 1919/20; the domestic and foreign policies of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia and the question of national minorities (Sudeten Germans, Magyars in Slovakia and the Vojvodina, Danube Swabians, Germans in Slovenia); Hitler’s destruction of the Versailles order; the Nazi policies of conquest and occupation in Bohemia, Moravia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Slovenia; the genocide committed against the Jews in the Protectorate, Slovakia, the Ustaša-state and Serbia; the collaboration of the Tiso­- and Pavelić-regime with Nazi Germany; the retaliation against and expulsion of the Germans from Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia; and finally the issue of history and memory east and west of the Iron Curtain as well as in the post-communist states at the end of the 20th century.
Dr. Arnold Suppan is professor of history at the University of Vienna and Vice President of the Historical Commission at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Suppan is the author of eight monographs including Favorable Neighbors. History and Perspectives of Neighboring Relations Between Czech Republic and Austria (2005) and Austrians, Czechs, and Sudeten Germans as a Community of Conflict in the Twentieth Century(2006), and 15 edited volumes and over 150 articles. He is an honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Vojvodina.



Monday, September 22, 2014. 05:30PM


Pigott Hall


The Europe Center, History Department, CREEES Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies




Free and open to the public. RSVP requested.