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Folktales: The Life of Alfred Karasek, Folklorist, and Germany's 20th Century
Monica Black, Furman University

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Expellees Tell Tales: Partisan Blood Drinkers and the Cultural History of Violence after WWII (Article)
Title: Expellees Tell Tales: Partisan Blood Drinkers and the Cultural History of Violence after WWII
Author: Monica Black
Abstract: After 1945, ethnic German refugees from the Yugoslavian Banat told stories about encounters they had with Partisans—fighters in Tito’s army—who had become vampires. Situating these tales within their place of origin reveals them as an idiom through which Yugoslavian Germans described experiences and fantasies of wartime violence. This idiom had many diverse cultural strands, including memories of partisan warfare in World War I, religious culture, and local folklore surrounding blood. Through a contextualized reading of tales about blood-drinking Partisans, the essay offers a window onto a psychology of WWII violence and its legacies and makes a plea for taking fantasy and the monstrous seriously as objects of historical analysis.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/expellees-tell-talespartisan-blood-drinkers-and-the-cultural-history-of-violence-after-world-war-ii/oclc/4959704420&referer=brief_results
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Format: Journal
Periodical Title: History & Memory


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