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The Resource The crime and the silence : confronting the massacre of Jews in wartime Jedwabne, Anna Bikont ; translated from the Polish by Alissa Valles

The crime and the silence : confronting the massacre of Jews in wartime Jedwabne, Anna Bikont ; translated from the Polish by Alissa Valles

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The crime and the silence : confronting the massacre of Jews in wartime Jedwabne
Title
The crime and the silence
Title remainder
confronting the massacre of Jews in wartime Jedwabne
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Anna Bikont ; translated from the Polish by Alissa Valles
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  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
"Jan Gross's hugely controversial Neighbors was a historian's disclosure of the events in the small Polish town of Jedwabne on July 10, 1941, when the citizens rounded up the Jewish population and burned them alive in a barn. The massacre was a shocking secret that had been suppressed for more than sixty years, and it provoked the most important public debate in Poland since 1989. From the outset, Anna Bikont reported on the town, combing through archives and interviewing residents who survived the war period. Her writing became a crucial part of the debate and she herself an actor in a national drama. Part history, part memoir, The Crime and the Silence is the journalist's account of these events: both the story of the massacre told through oral histories of survivors and witnesses, and a portrait of a Polish town coming to terms with its dark past. Including the perspectives of both heroes and perpetrators, Bikont chronicles the sources of the hatred that exploded against Jews and asks what myths grow on hidden memories, what destruction they cause, and what happens to a society that refuses to accept a horrific truth. A profoundly moving exploration of being Jewish in modern Poland that Julian Barnes called "one of the most chilling books," The Crime and the Silence is a vital contribution to Holocaust history and a fascinating story of a town coming to terms with its dark past." -- Publisher's description
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The devastating story of Jedwabne, which was the basis of Jan Gross's controversial Neighbors (2001). Based on the author's encounters with witnesses, survivors, murderers, and their helpers between 2000 and 2004, The Crime and the Silence raises important questions about the responsibility of Poles for the Holocaust
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Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • National Jewish Book Award, 2015.
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10446345
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Bikont, Anna
Dewey number
940.53/1844
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Polish
Literary form
non fiction
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Valles, Alissa
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  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Bikont, Anna
  • Jedwabne (Poland)
  • Jedwabne (Poland)
  • Collective memory
  • HISTORY / Holocaust
  • HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
  • HISTORY / Jewish
  • Bikont, Anna
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Collective memory
  • Ethnic relations
  • Jews
  • Poland
Target audience
adult
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confronting the massacre of Jews in wartime Jedwabne
Label
The crime and the silence : confronting the massacre of Jews in wartime Jedwabne, Anna Bikont ; translated from the Polish by Alissa Valles
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Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "Originally published in Polish in 2004 by Wydawnictwo Prószyński i Ska, Poland, as 'My z Jedwabnego'"--Title page verso
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Journal : August 28-December 28, 2000 -- Lord, rid Poland of the Jews, or, On Polish-Jewish relations in Jedwabne in the thirties -- Journal : January 2-February 6, 2001 -- I wanted to save her life -- love came later, or, The story of Rachela Finkelsztejn and Stanisław Ramotowski -- Journal : February 7-March 10, 2001 -- We suffered under the Soviets, the Germans, and People's Poland, or, The story of the three Brothers Laudański -- Journal : March 11-March 28, 2001 -- You didn't see that grief in Jews, or, Polish and Jewish memory of the Soviet Occupation -- Journal : March 29-May 12, 2001 -- I'll tell you who did it -- my father, or, The private investigation of Jan Skrodzki -- Journal : May 13-June 1, 2001 -- If I'd been in Jedwabne then, or, The story of Meir Ronen, exiled to Kazakhstan -- Journal : June 3-June 14, 2001 -- A time will come when even stones will speak, or, The soliloquies of Leszek Dziedzic -- Journal : June 18-July 10, 2001 -- Your only chance was to pass for a goy, or, The survival of Awigdor Kochaw -- Journal : July 11-November 30, 2001 -- A desperate search for something positive, or, The soliloquies of Krzysztof Godlewski, ex-Mayor of Jedwabne -- Journal : December 1-December 30, 2001 -- Only I knew there were seven of them, or The story of Antonina Wyrzykowska -- I, Szmul Wasersztejn, warn you, or The road from Jedwabne to Costa Rica -- Journal : January 1-February 25, 2002 -- They had vodka, guns, and hatred, or, July 7, 1941, in Radziłów -- Journal : February 27-June 17, 2002 -- The dreams of Chaja Finkelsztejn, or, The survival of a Radziłów miller's family -- Journal : June 16-December 1, 2002 -- Decent Polish kids and hooligans, or, On the murderers of Jedwabne, Radziłów, Was̨osz, and the surrounding areas -- Journal : January 10, 2003-July 10, 2004 -- Strictly speaking, Poles did it, or A conversation with Prosecutor Radosław Ignatiew
Control code
ocn899949605
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
vii, 544 pages
Isbn
9780374178796
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014046631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)899949605
Label
The crime and the silence : confronting the massacre of Jews in wartime Jedwabne, Anna Bikont ; translated from the Polish by Alissa Valles
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "Originally published in Polish in 2004 by Wydawnictwo Prószyński i Ska, Poland, as 'My z Jedwabnego'"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Journal : August 28-December 28, 2000 -- Lord, rid Poland of the Jews, or, On Polish-Jewish relations in Jedwabne in the thirties -- Journal : January 2-February 6, 2001 -- I wanted to save her life -- love came later, or, The story of Rachela Finkelsztejn and Stanisław Ramotowski -- Journal : February 7-March 10, 2001 -- We suffered under the Soviets, the Germans, and People's Poland, or, The story of the three Brothers Laudański -- Journal : March 11-March 28, 2001 -- You didn't see that grief in Jews, or, Polish and Jewish memory of the Soviet Occupation -- Journal : March 29-May 12, 2001 -- I'll tell you who did it -- my father, or, The private investigation of Jan Skrodzki -- Journal : May 13-June 1, 2001 -- If I'd been in Jedwabne then, or, The story of Meir Ronen, exiled to Kazakhstan -- Journal : June 3-June 14, 2001 -- A time will come when even stones will speak, or, The soliloquies of Leszek Dziedzic -- Journal : June 18-July 10, 2001 -- Your only chance was to pass for a goy, or, The survival of Awigdor Kochaw -- Journal : July 11-November 30, 2001 -- A desperate search for something positive, or, The soliloquies of Krzysztof Godlewski, ex-Mayor of Jedwabne -- Journal : December 1-December 30, 2001 -- Only I knew there were seven of them, or The story of Antonina Wyrzykowska -- I, Szmul Wasersztejn, warn you, or The road from Jedwabne to Costa Rica -- Journal : January 1-February 25, 2002 -- They had vodka, guns, and hatred, or, July 7, 1941, in Radziłów -- Journal : February 27-June 17, 2002 -- The dreams of Chaja Finkelsztejn, or, The survival of a Radziłów miller's family -- Journal : June 16-December 1, 2002 -- Decent Polish kids and hooligans, or, On the murderers of Jedwabne, Radziłów, Was̨osz, and the surrounding areas -- Journal : January 10, 2003-July 10, 2004 -- Strictly speaking, Poles did it, or A conversation with Prosecutor Radosław Ignatiew
Control code
ocn899949605
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
vii, 544 pages
Isbn
9780374178796
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014046631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)899949605

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