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Author Markiewicz, Paweł, 1985- author.

Title Unlikely allies : Nazi German and Ukrainian nationalist collaboration in the General Government during World War II / Paweł Markiewicz
Published West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, [2021]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 347 pages)
Series Central European studies
Central European studies.
Contents The Makings of Ethnic Struggle in Interwar Poland -- Ukraine -- The German Fete -- "Small Deeds and Great Works" -- Grateful Traitor -- Token Concessions -- "The Basis for Every Nation Is Territory" -- "They Rejoice in Our Success for Ukraine" -- Fight and Flight
Summary "Unlikely Allies offers the first comprehensive and scholarly English-language analysis of German-Ukrainian collaboration in the General Government, an area of occupied Poland during World War II. Drawing on extensive archival material, the Ukrainian position is examined chiefly through the perspective of Ukrainian Central Committee head Volodymyr Kubiiovych, a prewar academic and ardent nationalist. The contact between Kubiiovych and Nazi administrators at various levels shows where their collaboration coincided and where it differed, providing a full understanding of the Ukrainian Committee's ties with the occupation authorities and its relationship with other groups, like Poles and Jews, in occupied Poland. Ukrainian nationalists' collaboration created an opportunity to neutralize prewar Polish influences in various strata of social life. Kubiiovych hoped for the emergence of an autonomous Ukrainian region within the borders of the General Government or an ethnographic state closely associated with the Third Reich. This led to his partnership with the Third Reich to create a new European order after the war. Through their occupational policy of divide to conquer, German concessions raised Ukrainians to the position of a full-fledged ethnic group, giving them the respect they sought throughout the interwar period. Yet collaboration also contributed to the eruption of a bloody Polish-Ukrainian ethnic conflict. Kubiiovych's wartime experiences with Nazi politicians and administrators-greatly overlooked and only partially referenced today-not only illustrate the history of German-Ukrainian and Polish-Ukrainian relations, but also supply a missing piece to the larger, more controversial puzzle of collaboration during World War II"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 27, 2021)
Subject Kubiĭovych, Volodymyr, 1900-1985
Kubiĭovych, Volodymyr, 1900-1985
Kubiĭovych, Volodymyr, 1900-1985.
Ukraïnsʹkyĭ t︠s︡entralʹnyĭ komitet -- History
Ukraïnsʹkyĭ t︠s︡entralʹnyĭ komitet.
Ukrainians -- Poland
World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists -- Ukraine
World War, 1939-1945 -- Ukraine.
Diplomatic relations.
Ethnic relations.
HISTORY / Military / World War II
Politics and government.
Germany -- Foreign relations -- Ukraine
Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945.
Poland -- Politics and governemnt -- 1939-1945
Ukraine -- Ethnic relations.
Ukraine -- Foreign relations -- Germany
Ukraine -- History -- German occupation, 1941-1944.
Ukraine -- Politics and government -- 1917-1945.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021030985
ISBN 1612496814
Other Titles Nazi German and Ukrainian nationalist collaboration in the General Government during World War II