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dc.contributor.authorVick, Alison Marieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-18T08:00:34Z
dc.date.available2013-06-18T08:00:34Z
dc.date.issued2013-06-17en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:1163en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/23242
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a transnational study of the military actions and responses related to prisoners of war in World War I. Building on the works human rights scholars, I explore the how the collective rights afforded to prisoners of war under the 1906 Geneva Convention and 1907 Hague Convention served as a precursor to the concept of human rights that emerged after World War II. I argue that German military treated prisoners of war according to national interest, rather than international law. Specifically, I explore how the concepts of "military necessity" and "reciprocity" drove German internment practices, and how German internment practices escalated in violence during the last two years of the war. The violent practices committed by the Germans against prisoners of war produced an international demand to hold the perpetrators of wartime atrocities accountable for their actions in the postwar period.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectGermanyen_US
dc.subjectprisoners of waren_US
dc.subjectFirst World Waren_US
dc.subjecthuman rightsen_US
dc.subjectinternational lawen_US
dc.titleA Catalyst for the Development of Human Rights: German Internment Practices in the First World War,1914-1929en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairGumbert, Heather L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeechairStephens, Robert P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCline, David P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBugh, Glenn R.en_US


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