By Kati Marton
An account of the 1948 assassination of count number Folke Bernadotte, a Swedish U.N. mediator within the Arab-Israeli clash, discusses his homicide via the Israeli Stern Gang, whose club integrated Yitzhak Shamir, and the explanations for the killing.
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78 These observations are equally relevant to historical scholarship. ” The history of these populations calls into question the tendency to place the nation-state at the center of the twentieth century. ”79 However, it is not enough simply to replace one ‹gure over another, privileging the refugee over the citizen. 81 In particular, it offers new ways of thinking about the relationship between displaced groups, on the one hand, and their home and host societies, on the other. One of the main advantages of the concept of transnationalism is that it draws attention to the ways in which refugees continue to orient themselves to their home country and society.
The German populations in these countries had been recruited in large numbers by the Nazis to serve in local administrations and, more generally, had pro‹ted from the racial reordering of eastern Europe. To their non-German neighbors and the Soviet forces, they were closely associated with the hated occupier. While some local Germans were evacuated by the retreating German army, others ›ed on their own. Their greatest fear was falling into the hands of the Soviets, who in fact often treated them quite brutally.
S. zone, viewed by Zionist activists as the best gateway to Palestine. S. S. S. 63 Over time, the Jewish share of the overall DP population increased signi‹cantly. 65 Finally, Russian DPs, somewhat like Ukrainians, were a mix of old and new émigrés, the former refugees from the Bolshevik Revolution and Civil War, the latter largely citizens of the Soviet Union. In addition to those who considered themselves ethnically Russian, the Russian DP category also included members of ethnic minorities—especially Ukrainians, Belorussians, and Cossacks—who identi‹ed with Russian culture.