Redrawing Nations: Ethnic Cleansing in East-Central Europe, 1944-1948

The first volume, Redrawing Nations: Ethnic Cleansing in East-Central Europe, 1944-1948, edited by Philipp Ther and Ana Siljak, deals with forced migration and population transfers in Central and Eastern Europe during the early Cold War period.  Editorial and production work on the book was funded by grants from the Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation and the German Marshall Fund. Both the lengthy introduction by Mark Kramer and the final chapter by Ana Siljak draw theoretical and policy-relevant conclusions for the post-Cold War world.  The book appeared in late 2001 and was described by Norman Naimark, a distinguished historian at Stanford University, as “a terrific compendium. There is nothing like this important and extremely important book available in English.” Other reviewers praised Redrawing Nations as “an excellent volume with a superb introductory essay by Mark Kramer” and an “admirable collection of well-researched essays [that] thoroughly covers the cruel, vindictive, and often violent transfer of populations.”  The book was chosen in 2003, 2005, and 2007 as a core text by the Fulbright Institute for its summer schools in Central and Eastern Europe.