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A Minor Apocalypse: Warsaw during the First World War

Robert Blobaum


This book explores the social and cultural history of Warsaw's “forgotten war” of 1914–1918. Beginning with the bank panic that accompanied the outbreak of the Great War, the book guides readers through spy scares, bombardments, mass migratory movements, and the Russian evacuation of 1915. Industrial collapse marked only the opening phase of Warsaw's wartime economic crisis, which grew steadily worse during the German occupation. Requisitioning and strict control of supplies entering the city resulted in scarcity amid growing corruption, rapidly declining living standards, and major public hea ... More

Keywords: Warsaw, forgotten war, bank panic, Great War, Russian evacuation, wartime, economic crisis, German occupation, social division, Nazi Germany

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501705236
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501705236.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Blobaum, author
West Virginia University