Expellees Tell Tales: Partisan Blood Drinkers and the Cultural History of Violence after World War II

@article{Black2013ExpelleesTT,
  title={Expellees Tell Tales: Partisan Blood Drinkers and the Cultural History of Violence after World War II},
  author={Monica Black},
  journal={History & Memory},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={110 - 77}
}
  • Monica Black
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • History & Memory
  • This article examines stories told after 1945 by ethnic German refugees from the Banat region of Yugoslavia about encounters they had with Partisans—fighters in Josip Broz Tito’s army—who had become vampires. The essay situates these tales firmly within their place of origin and views them as an idiom through which Yugoslavian Germans described wartime acts of, encounters with, and anxieties about violence. This idiom had diverse cultural roots, and was inflected by memories of partisan warfare… CONTINUE READING
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