Belarusian nationalists and nation-building efforts in the twilight of World War II

Aleksandra Pomiecko

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This chapter examines the actions of a group of Belarusian nationalists during the later years of World War II. The actors involved in these processes entered the war and began collaborating with the Germans due to their desire to push for the development of Belarusian identity and nationalism on a larger civilian and military scale. Their efforts to do so entailed both peaceful and violent means. This chapter focuses primarily on the latter part of the war, when these efforts led to an increased level of violence against Jews and other locals. The chapter examines these efforts in particular spaces such as the media, in armed formations, and among youth groups.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollective identities and post-war violence in Europe 1944-1948
Subtitle of host publicationreshaping the nation
EditorsOta Konrád, Boris Barth, Jaromir Mrňka
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9783030783860
ISBN (Print)9783030783853, 9783030783884
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameWorld histories of crime, culture and violence
ISSN (Print)2730-9630
ISSN (Electronic)2730-9649


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