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Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum, KWZ 0.607

Juni 2019

Prof. Sheldon Garon (Department of History, Princeton University): „On the Transnational Destruction of Cities: What Japan and the U.S. learned from the Bombing of Britain, Germany, and China“

Abtract: How did it become “normal” to bomb cities and civilians? Focusing on the aerial bombardment of China, Britain, Germany, and Japan in 1937-45, Garon spotlights the role of transnational learning in the construction of the “home front” among all the belligerents. World War II was a global experience, yet histories of the home front remain confined to individual nations. In reality, not only did the warring states study each other’s strategies to destroy the enemy’s home front and “civilian…

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