The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland

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On a summer day in 1941 in Nazi-occupied Poland, half of the town of Jedwabne brutally murdered the other half: 1,600 men, women, and children-all but seven of the town's Jews. In this shocking and compelling study, historian Jan Gross pieces together eyewitness accounts as well as physical evidence into a comprehensive reconstruction of the horrific July day remembered well by locals but hidden to history. Revealing wider truths about Jewish-Polish relations, the Holocaust, and human responses to occupation and totalitarianism, Gross's investigation sheds light on how Jedwabne's Jews came to be murdered-not by faceless Nazis, but by people who knew them well.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, 2002, c2001.
ISBN: 9780142002407
Branch Call Number: 940.53180943843 Gro
Characteristics: xxii, 214 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.


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Jul 28, 2016

just to be aware, that Jan Gross is maybe touching the right topics, but is very poor historician, working too fast and too careless. The number of Jews burned in barn was not 1,600 but approx. 250 to 300

I recommend Anna Bikont's book on the same topic

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