Limits of impartiality: the delegates of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Australia during the Second World War

Winter, Christine (2013) Limits of impartiality: the delegates of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Australia during the Second World War. History Australia, 10 2: 56-74.

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Author Winter, Christine
Title Limits of impartiality: the delegates of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Australia during the Second World War
Journal name History Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1449-0854
1833-4881
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 56
End page 74
Total pages 19
Place of publication Clayton, VIC, Australia
Publisher Monash University ePress
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Through a case study of the first International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation to Australia and its services to German civilian internees, this article explores two questions: Is impartial humanitarianism more successful than non-impartial services? And is ‘success’ the improvement of living conditions of internees, or co-operation of involved government agencies in Australia and Germany? Drawing on Erving Goffman’s analysis of total institutions, I examine transnational structures influencing internment policies and practices: for war does not isolate interned civilians, but places them under the intense scrutiny of the interning nation, the home nation and intermediaries serving both.
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