Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland

By | July 7, 2019
Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland Author Jan T. Gross
ISBN-10 0142002402
ISBN-13 9780142002407
Year 2002-10-29
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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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

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