The Ustasha regime and its militias carried out a ruthless campaign of ethnic cleansing that killed an estimated half million Serbs, Jews, and Gypsies, and ended only with the defeat of the Axis powers in World War II. Yeomans analyzes the Ustasha movement’s use of culture to appeal to radical nationalist sentiments and legitimize its genocidal policies. He shows how the movement attempted to mobilize poets, novelists, filmmakers, visual artists, and intellectuals as purveyors of propaganda and visionaries of a utopian society. Yeomans chronicles the foundations of the movement, its key actors and ideologies, and reveals the unique conditions present in interwar Croatia that led to the rise of fascism.
Maria Bucur explores the interactions between the science of eugenics and modernization efforts in Romania between World Wars I and II.
This volume presents reports from Dennison Rusinow, a member of the American Universities Field Staff, on major political developments and life in Yugoslavia during the Cold War.
Miller chronicles the politics in Croatia prior to the first World War. The failures of the Croat-Serbian Coalition led to their inability to create a cohesive civic/democratic union during the war years, and prevail to this day.
The Sudosteuropa-Gesellschaft (Southeast Europe Society or SOEG) was founded in 1940 to formulate wartime policy in Southeast Europe; its organizational life began and ended with the Third Reich. Orlow views the creation, growth, and death of the SOEG , focusing on the institutional behavior and power struggles of this microcosm of the Nazi system.