Security Empire: The Secret Police in Communist Eastern Europe

Molly Pucci (Author)
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Description

A compelling examination of the establishment of the secret police in Communist Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Eastern Germany

​This book examines the history of early secret police forces in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany in the aftermath of the Second World War. Molly Pucci delves into the ways their origins diverged from the original Soviet model based on differing interpretations of communism and local histories. She also illuminates the difference between veteran agents who fought in foreign wars and younger, more radical agents who combatted "enemies of communism" in the Stalinist terror in Eastern Europe.

Product Details

Price
$78.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
July 14, 2020
Pages
392
Dimensions
6.3 X 1.5 X 9.3 inches | 2.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300242577

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About the Author

Molly Pucci is assistant professor of twentieth-century European history at Trinity College Dublin. She was a Max Weber postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute. Her doctoral dissertation was awarded the Radomír Luza Prize in Central European History in 2015.