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Kto nash, kto nie nash. Théorie et pratiques de la citoyenneté à l'égard des populations conquises : le cas des polonais en URSS

Abstract : This article deals with the Soviet conception of citizenship and the way in which it was applied to former Polish citizens deported from the territories annexed by the USSR in 1939-1940. It relates the various registration operations -- passportizations, depassportization -- to which this group was submitted in a bilateral political context that went through many upheavals. It also explains the purely instrumental character of citizenship, which was first based on territorialization, then on ethnic, and ultimately national, ties. In each of these cases, it tries to reconstruct identity assignation practices characterized by documentary evidence requirements addressed in reality to an undocumented public. It also tries to redefine these pratices’s objectives whose coherence only became evident at the end of the deportees’ long voyage, when they were evacuated to Poland in 1946. The article thus poses the question of identity assignation in political decision-making and in the organization of mass population transfers.
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Catherine Gousseff. Kto nash, kto nie nash. Théorie et pratiques de la citoyenneté à l'égard des populations conquises : le cas des polonais en URSS. Cahiers du Monde russe, Editions de l'EHESS, 2003, 44 (2-3), pp.519-558. ⟨10.4000/monderusse.8621⟩. ⟨halshs-01954684⟩

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