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The Perils of Peace: The Public Health Crisis in Occupied Germany (Hardback)
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The Perils of Peace: The Public Health Crisis in Occupied Germany (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 20/06/2013
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This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. At the end of the war in 1945 Germany was a country with no government, little functioning infrastructure, millions of refugees and homeless people, and huge foreign armies living largely off the land. Large parts of the country were covered in rubble with no clean drinking water, electricity, or gas. Hospitals overflowed with patients but were short of beds, medicines, and medical personnel. In these conditions the potential for epidemics and public health disasters was severe. In The Perils of Peace Jessica Reinisch considers how the four occupiers - Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States - attempted to keep their own troops and the ex-enemy population alive. While the war was still being fought, German public health was a secondary consideration for them: an unaffordable and undeserved luxury. But once fighting ceased and the occupation began, it rapidly turned into an urgent priority. Public health was then recognized as an indispensable component of creating order, keeping the population governable, and facilitating the reconstruction of German society. But they faced a number of problems in the process. Which Germans could be trusted to work with the occupiers and how were they to be identified? Who could be tolerated because of a lack of alternatives? How, if at all, could former Nazis be reformed and reintegrated into German society? What was the purpose of the occupation in the first place? This is the first carefully researched comparison of the four occupation zones which looks at the occupation through the prism of public health, an essential service fundamentally shaped by political and economic criteria, and which in turn was to determine the success or failure of the occupation.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199660797
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 652 g
Dimensions: 235 x 162 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Reinisch has written a fascinating study ... no one writing on early postwar Germany can afford to miss it. * Martijn Lak, German History *
this book represents a necessary contribution to comparative work on the occupation of Germany. * Rebecca Boehling, American Historical Review *
Jessica Reinisch has written an excellent book, touching on both the administration of post-1945 Germany and post-war public health care. She deals with general conditions of health care for the defeated country's population, including many non-Germans such as displaced persons (DPs) and Eastern European Jews. Her depictions of overall conditions are interspersed with those of particular situations governed by individual victor powers: the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union. Hence she provides a five-dimensional view. * Michael H. Kater, English Historical Review *
Perils of Peace is a fascinating contribution determined by a broad range of sources that makes it profitable reading for historians of medicine and historians of German occupation alike. * Anita Winkler, Social History of Medicine *
[A] meticulous, archivally based comparative analysis of their evolution from wartime planning to postwar implementation throughout the occupation period, in all four occupation zones. * Pertti Ahonen, Journal of Modern History *

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