Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz

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Random House Publishing Group, 18‏/12‏/2007 - 320 من الصفحات
An astonishing and heartbreaking study of the Polish Holocaust survivors who returned home only to face continued violence and anti-Semitism at the hands of their neighbors

“[Fear] culminates in so keen a shock that even a student of the Jewish tragedy during World War II cannot fail to feel it.”—Elie Wiesel

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

Poland suffered an exceedingly brutal Nazi occupation during the Second World War, in which 90 percent of the country’s three and a half million Jews perished. Yet despite this unprecedented calamity, Jewish Holocaust survivors returning to their hometowns in Poland after the war were further subjected to terror and bloodshed. The deadliest peacetime pogrom in twentieth-century Europe took place in the Polish town of Kielce on July 4, 1946.

In Fear, Jan T. Gross addresses a vexing question: How was this possible? At the center of his investigation is a detailed reconstruction of the Kielce pogrom and how ordinary Poles responded to the spectacle of Jews being murdered by their fellow citizens. Anti-Semitism, Gross argues, became a common currency between the Communist regime and a society in which many were complicit in the Nazi campaign of plunder and murder—and for whom the Jewish survivors were a standing reproach.

For more than half a century, the fate of Jewish Holocaust survivors in Poland was cloaked in guilt and shame. Writing with passion, brilliance, and fierce clarity, Jan T. Gross brings to light a truth that must never be ignored.

Praise for Fear

“That a civilized nation could have descended so low . . . such behavior must be documented, remembered, discussed. This Gross does, intelligently and exhaustively.”The New York Times Book Review

“Gripping . . . an especially powerful and, yes, painful reading experience . . . illuminating and searing.”Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Gross tells a devastating story. . . . One can only hope that this important book will make a difference.”Boston Sunday Globe

“A masterful work that sheds necessary light on a tragic and often-ignored aspect of postwar history.”Booklist (starred review)

“Astonishing . . . Gross supplies impeccable documentation.”—Baltimore Sun

“Compelling . . . Gross builds a meticulous case.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 

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معاينة المستخدمين  - CaroPi - LibraryThing

I listen a lot about this book, how controversial, how terrible it is... This book pretend toput polish people in shame, to make them feel bad... And in some extend he made it... I am half polish and ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

A hate bookfilled with antiPolish hyperbole!!!

معاينة المستخدمين  - mdretiredd - Overstock.com

Author is obsessed with hatred of all things Polish. He blames the Poles for the awful actions of a Germanoccupied Poland as well as a Communist occupied Poland.He intentionally gives no true context. قراءة التقييم بأكمله

المحتوى

POLAND ABANDONED
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The Lmler_eround State 5 Discovery of the Karyn Mass Craves 7 The Destruction
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The Symbolisnr of Talta 14 The Decommissioning of the LondonA_fi?liated Under
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THE UNWELCOMING OFJEWISH SURVIVORS
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Ann_ew1sh Violence 34 The Talceover qfjewfsh Property by Polish Neighbors 39
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The Takeover qfjewish Property by the Polish State Administration 47 Prosecution
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THE KIELCE POGROM EVENTS
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How the Working Class Reacteei to the Kiclce Pogrom and What the Communist Party Made
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Bishop of Kiclce 142 The Response of Bishop Kubina 149 Not Much Oflicial
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BLINDED BY SOCIAL DISTANCE
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The Rhetoric of Estran_gement 169 A Warning 176 The Forgotten Interface 179
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What Was Recordedfltout theMurJerqfPolish jews in Potflasie 183 TheLimitsofUnder
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ZYDOKOMUNA
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jewsin the PPR 113 Iralzc_fa PPR in theCKZP 117 jewsandthe Postwarkegime zzo
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Acknowledgments 263
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نبذة عن المؤلف (2007)

Jan T. Gross is the author of the widely acclaimed Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He teaches history at Princeton University, where he is the Norman B. Tomlinson ’16 and ’48 Professor of War and Society.

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