Abbreviations and Glossary of Terms ix Introduction by Mark Mazower 1 Chapter One Three Forms of Political Justice: Greece, 1944-1945 by Mark Mazower 24 Chapter Two The Punishment of Collaborators in Northern Greece, 1945-1946 by Eleni Haidia 42 Chapter Three Purging the University after Liberation by Procopis Papastratis 62 Chapter Four Between Negation and Self-Negation: Political Prisoners in Greece, 1945-1950 by Polymeris Voglis 73 Chapter Five Children in Turmoil during the Civil War: Today's Adults by Mando Dalianis and Mark Mazower 91 Chapter Six Left-Wing Women between Politics and Family by Tassoula Vervenioti 105 Chapter Seven The Impossible Return: Coping with Separation and the Reconstruction of Memory in the Wake of the Civil War by Riki van Boeschoten 122 Chapter Eight Red Terror: Leftist Violence during the Occupation by Stathis N. Kalyvas 142 Chapter Nine The Civil War in Evrytania by John Sakkas 184 Chapter Ten The Policing of Deskati, 1942-1946 by Lee Sarafis 210 Chapter Eleven Protocol and Pageantry: Celebrating the Nation in Northern Greece by Anastasia Karakasidou 221 Chapter Twelve "After the War We Were All Together": Jewish Memories of Postwar Thessaloniki by Bea Lewkowicz 247 Chapter Thirteen Memories of the Bulgarian Occupation of Eastern Macedonia: Three Generations by Xantbippi Kotzageorgi-Zymari with Tassos Hadjianastassiou 273 Chapter Fourteen "An Affair of Politics, Not Justice": The Merten Trial (1957-1959) and Greek-German Relations by Susanne-Sophia Spiliotis 293 List of Contributors 303 Index 305
This is an impressive collection of essays on a neglected subject. It is very useful to have a book that is focused in important ways on what happened at the local level. Very little attention has been devoted by historians to the themes under discussion in this collection. The essays are refreshingly free of ideological bias. -- Richard Clogg, Oxford University This collection of exciting essays discusses the tragedy of Greece in the wartime and postwar years. Its success is due to the widely recognized expertise of the editor, the excellence of contributors, the partial opening of the Greek archives, the more democratic atmosphere in Greece, and the end of the Cold War. The wide variety of authors--ranging from young to well-established historians and including at least one former participant in the civil war--is a further asset. It reads well and is a significant contribution to scholarship. -- Istvan Deak, Columbia University
Mark Mazower is Professor of History at the University of London. He is the author of Inside Hitler's Greece, Greece and the Inter-War Economic Crisis, and Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century, as well as editor of The Policing of Politics in the Twentieth Century: Historical Perspectives.
"This is one of the most contentious and incompletely studied periods in Greek history, and these essays throw light into places which were until recently obscured by political prejudice, some of them even assumed to lie outside the bounds of historiography."--Michael Llewellyn Smith, Times Literary Supplement "This excellent collection of first-rate case studies is not only a significant contribution to the history of Greece but is of serious value to anyone interested in the comparative study of occupation and civil war, as well as reconciliation and reconstruction."--Laurie Kain Hart, Journal of Military History