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Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland - Jan Tomasz Gross
Neighbors: 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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142002407 (0142002402)
ASIN: 142002402
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 214
Edition language: English
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What makes people kill those they live next to? Not sure, but this book does a close up of the question.Gross' book apparently raised quite a discussion in Poland. It is short and despite the subject matter, rather easy to read. It is as if Gross knows that if he goes too emotional, the reader wi...
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