Two Trains from Poland

There were countless shocking accounts of WWII experiences portraying sufferings of innocent civilian victims. In the U.S., most of them focused on Nazi-German atrocities, victims of Holocaust but much fewer on the Soviet Union, a Nazi - German partner in crime, whose offences were whitewashed or underreported. “Two trains from Poland” is a beautiful and moving story, almost epical account of …

Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems

Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems contains the Proceedings of the 25th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015, held 7-10 September 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. It includes about 570 papers accepted for presentation at the conference. These contributions focus on theories and methods in the area of risk, safety and …

Poland Alone

POLAND was the ‘tripwire’ that brought Britain into the Second World War, but neither Britain nor Poland’s older ally, France, had the military means to prevent Poland being overrun, and the broadcast, ‘Poland is no longer alone’ had a distinctly hollow ring. During the next five years the Polish Government-in-exile and armed forces made a significant contribution to the Allied war effor …

Computer Security

This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Security of Industrial Control Systems and Cyber-Physical Systems, CyberICPS 2019, the Third International Workshop on Security and Privacy Requirements Engineering, SECPRE 2019, the First International Workshop on Security, Privacy, Organizations, and Systems Engineering, SPOSE 2019, and the Second …

Lower Silesia From Nazi Germany To Communist Poland 1942-49

Lower Silesia was one of the regions Germany lost to Poland following the Second World War. During the space of a few years, the entire territory was transformed, reversing the tradition of centuries. The eviction and suffering of the indigenous Germans is contrasted with the similar hardships the Polish resettlers were forced to undergo. Striking is the similarity of manipulation of both Silesian …

Biopolitics in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century

The field of biopolitics encompasses issues from health and hygiene, birth rates, fertility and sexuality, life expectancy and demography to eugenics and racial regimes. This book is the first to provide a comprehensive view on these issues for Central and Eastern Europe in the twentieth century. The cataclysms of imperial collapse, World War(s) and the Holocaust but also the rise of state sociali …

High-Speed Rail in Poland

The Railway Research Institute (Instytut Kolejnictwa) in Warsaw was established in 1951 and was, until 2000, part of the Polish State Railways (PKP). At present, it serves as an independent entity, it is subordinated to the minister responsible for transport. Since its inception, the Institute has been the centre of competence for technology, technique and organization of operation and services in …

My Darkest Years

Born in Berlin in 1922, James Bachner was a German Jew during the darkest days of the Third Reich. Once a happy child in a well-to-do German family, as the years passed Bachner faced first ridicule and persecution, then imprisonment and deprivation. Attributing his survival to a combination of strength and being in the right place at the right time, Bachner’s memoir is a poignant and often horri …

The Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia

The near-annihilation of Europe's Jews in the Second World War destroyed not only much of their history, but also knowledge of the contributions they made to the regions in which they lived. In The Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia, Valerie Schatzker rescues the almost-forgotten story of the Jews who became the "wildcatters" and oil barons in one of the world's first petroleum industries. Combining a …

Communism, Nationalism and Ethnicity in Poland, 1944-1950

This book fills a significant gap in the study of the establishment of communist rule in Poland in the key period of 1944–1950. It shows that nationalism and nationality policy were fundamentally important in the consolidation of communist rule, acting as a crucial nexus through which different groups were both coerced and were able to consent to the new unfolding social and political order. Dra …

Lonely Planet Poland

Lonely Planet's Poland is your most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sample Krakow's nightlife, learn dramatic history in Warsaw and wander Gdansk's medieval lanes- all with your trusted travel companion. …

The Polish Underground 1939-1947

The Polish partisan army, the largest in Europe, fought with extraordinary tenacity against the Wehrmacht during the Warsaw Uprising. This was the most famous manifestation of organized, large-scale, armed resistance to Hitler's rule. Yet the wider story of the Polish underground movement, which fought the Nazi and Soviet occupying powers, has rarely been told. As David Williamson demonstrates in …

Polish Shipping Under Communism

This title was first published in 2001. A look at Polish shipping under communism, arguing that it was one of the great achievements of the Communist years. Michael Roe's point is to examine how the political and economic system of the time combined through an industry achieve aims other than those of a conventional, capitalist economy. …

Typhus and Doughboys

At the close of the First World War, Eastern and Central Europe were attacked by a virulent typhus epidemic, and the United States dispatched a 500-man military contingent to combat it. This book chronicles this almost forgotten episode of America's crusading humanitarianism era. …