1 December 2015

The NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences sponsors the publication by Amsterdam University Press of the book series: NIOD Studies on War, Holocaust, and Genocide.

The NIOD series encompasses peer reviewed scholarly work on the impact of war, holocaust, and genocides on twentieth century societies, covering a broad range of historical approaches in a global context, and from diverse disciplinary perspectives.

When the Second World War ended, Europe was in ruins. Yet, politically and socially, the years between 1943 and 1947 were a time of dramatic reconfigurations, which proved to be foundational for the making of today’s Europe. This volume hones in on the crucial period from the beginning of the end of Nazi rule in Europe to the advent of the Cold War. Through a series of interrelated case studies that span the entire continent, it demonstrates how the everyday experiences of Europeans during these five years shaped the transition of their societies from war to peace. The authors explore these reconfigurations on different scales and levels—the local and regional, the ethnic and national, and the international—with the purpose of enhancing our understanding of how wars end.

Series Editors: Peter Keppy (NIOD), Ingrid de Zwarte (NIOD and University of Amsterdam), Karel Berkhoff (NIOD), and Thijs Bouwknegt (NIOD). Contact us please at P.Keppy@niod.knaw.nl