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Crossing Boundaries

The Case of Wanda Wasilewska and Polish Communism

Agnieszka Mrozik

-called Western Ukraine between the beginning of the German-Polish and the German-Soviet conflicts, pointed out her “fanaticism,” her “religious ecstasy,” “exaltation,” “mysticism of Saint Theresa of communism.” 21 Both observations, highly critical of communism

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Olesya Khromeychuk

authors of different ideological persuasions “criticized the restriction of the ‘woman’s sphere’ in Germany to the family life and the ‘three Ks’ ( Kinder, Kirche, Kuche —children, church, kitchen).” Havryshko argues that “the emancipatory movement of the

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Melissa Feinberg

could be used by RFE scriptwriters for research purposes. 13 Reports were filed in the original language, with summaries, commentary, and subject headings in English. Some Items were translated into English or German for use by workers from any of the

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Sharon A. Kowalsky

Polish Displaced Persons in the Aftermath of World War II,” examines another aspect of the post-1945 Polish experience, focusing on Polish displaced persons (DPs) interred in Germany and Austria after the war. Situating her argument within the growing

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“Amongst Affectionate Female Friends”

Same-Sex Intimacy in Nineteenth-Century Polish Correspondence

Natalie Cornett

the “Springtime of Nations” in 1848, of which Poland played a small and rather insignificant role compared to the larger and more successful uprisings in the nearby German and Hungarian lands. Żmichowska and her three friends received the worst

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Valentina Mitkova

, individual asceticism, and unusual personal choice to “reflect” the presence of the remarkable male intellectuals who crossed her life—Hristo Belchev, Pencho Slaveikov, Petko Todorov, the German Slavist Georg Adam, Petar Dunov, and others. In cases when the

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“Maternal Impressions”

Disability Memoirs in Socialist Poland

Natalia Pamula

“polonizing” the population, for example, the expulsion of Germans and Jews from postwar Poland, 23 there is relatively little on other attempts to refashion populations, including rehabilitation and disability politics. Attention to disability thus allows us

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Elif Mahir Metinsoy

deliberated in 1918 by a German scholar, Charlotte Lorenz, in her work, “Die Frauenfrage im Osmanischen Reiche mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der arbeitenden Klasse.” 38 This study remained the first and only specific account on wartime conditions of low

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Women and War in the Balkans

A Comparative Review Essay

Maria Bucur

. Additionally, historians have obsessed for a hundred years over the shifts in internal and international alliances between the pro-German versus pro-Entente factions, which led to Romania's delayed entrance in the war. Ciupală is in a very small minority of

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Public Health in Eastern Europe

Visible Modernization and Elusive Gender Transformation

Evguenia Davidova

, statistics and social hygiene were to play a significant role, and they permeated public debates. Conceptually, racial degeneration was an import from France and Germany, where most Romanian doctors were educated, but was readily adapted to local conditions