Flucht und Vertreibung in der Donauschwäbischen Literatur der Nachkriegszeit unter Besonderer Berücksichtigung des Werks Von Johannes Weidenheim

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dc.contributor.advisor Voit, Friedrich en
dc.contributor.author Poljaković, Ivan en
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-21T10:21:02Z en
dc.date.available 2007-07-21T10:21:02Z en
dc.date.issued 2002 en
dc.identifier THESIS 03-363 en
dc.identifier.citation Thesis (PhD--German)--University of Auckland, 2002 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/1042 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract This study examines the Danube Swabian literature of expulsion, or 'expulsion literature', which is part of German literature as a whole. The term 'expulsion literature' refers to the literature which covers the historical phenomenon of expulsion of Germans from the east and southeast of Europe after the World War II. In the area of expulsion literature, not much research has yet been done. The most significant research in this area has been conducted by Louis Ferdinand Helbig. In his research, he has examined expulsion literature of east European provenance. My thesis deals with literary works of expulsion of southeast European provenance, i.e. Danube Swabian expulsion literature, and it can therefore be seen as a supplement to the research done by Helbig. Part One of the thesis introduces a historical survey of colonization, prosperity and expulsion of Danube Swabians, as well as a survey of Danube Swabian literature in general. This may provide a better understanding of the background of the literature that deals with the expulsion in the aftermath of World War II. Part Two examines and interprets various Danube Swabian literary works that deal with this expulsion. The interpretations show that the literary works examined are not revenge-seeking and that some have a relatively high literary value; which is quite the opposite of what had been the predominant view within literary circles for decades. Part Three examines literary works of Johannes Weidenheim who is considered to be the most significant writer of Danube Swabian expulsion literature. The study of his works shows a literature of high quality. Throughout his opus a central motive of conciliation and living-together prevails. His novels and short stories are pervaded by a genuine concern about a better, more just world. Finally, the conclusion sums up the evidence which shows that Danube Swabian expulsion literature, as a part of German literature, is worthy of more respect and further research and study. en
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dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof PhD Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99117671214002091 en
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dc.title Flucht und Vertreibung in der Donauschwäbischen Literatur der Nachkriegszeit unter Besonderer Berücksichtigung des Werks Von Johannes Weidenheim en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline German en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.name PhD en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en


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