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Neighbors : the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland

Author: Jan Tomasz Gross
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One summer day in 1941, half of the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half, 1,600 men, women, and children, all but seven of the town's Jews. Neighbors tells their story. Jan Gross pieces together eyewitness accounts and other evidence into a reconstruction of the horrific July day remembered well by locals but forgotten by history. His investigation reads like a detective story, and its unfolding yields  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Tomasz Gross
ISBN: 0691086672 9780691086675
OCLC Number: 45207895
Notes: Originally published: Sąsiedzi: historia zagłady żydowskiego miasteczka.
Awards: National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction, 2001
Description: x, 261 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: Before the War --
Soviet Occupation, 1939-1941 --
The Outbreak of the Russo-German War and the Pogrom in Radzilow --
Preparations --
Who Murdered the Jews of Jedwabne? --
The Murder --
Plunder --
Intimate Biographies --
Anachronism --
What Do People Remember? --
Collective Responsibility --
New Approach to Sources --
Is It Possible to Be Simultaneously a Victim and a Victimizer? --
Collaboration --
Social Support for Stalinism --
For a New Historiography.
Other Titles: Sąsiedzi.
Responsibility: Jan T. Gross.
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One summer day in 1941, half of the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half, 1,600 men, women, and children, all but seven of the town's Jews. This work pieces together eyewitness accounts  Read more...

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