Secondary Reading

Creativity and Prisoners of War

Gilly Carr and Harold Mytum (eds), Cultural Heritage and Prisoners of War: Creativity behind Barbed Wire (2012)

Memory and Prisoners of War

Bob Moore and Barbara Hately-Broad (eds), Prisoners of War, Prisoners of Peace: Captivity, Homecoming and Memory in World War II (2005).

Prisoners of War and Medicine

Healing the Nation: Prisoners of War, Medicine and Nationalism in Turkey, 1914-1939 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013). and  Healing the Nation investigates how Turkish nationalism was constructed by two closely related groups: Ottoman-Turkish prisoners of war in Russia and Egypt during World War One, and Ottoman-Turkish psychiatrists who examined and diagnosed the prisoners following their post-war repatriation. The book first explores what the prisoners understood of nation, tradition, and Islam in the confines of prison camps. Then, turning to the doctors, it examines how the prisoners’ shattered nerves became grounding points of profound social anxieties about the present and future of the Turkish nation. While the officer prisoners in the camps discursively excluded the ‘ignorant’ peasants from the nation, the psychiatrists wanted to reject those they deemed as biological threat to the nation’s body.


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