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ISBN-10: 0812967461

ISBN-13: 9780812967463

Poland suffered an exceptionally brutal Nazi profession through the moment international struggle. with regards to 5 million Polish electorate misplaced their lives therefore. greater than part the casualties have been Polish Jews. hence, the second one greatest Jewish neighborhood within the world–only American Jewry numbered greater than the 3 and a part million Polish Jews on the time–was burnt up. Over ninety percentage of its participants have been killed within the Holocaust. And but, regardless of this extraordinary calamity that affected either Jews and non-Jews, Jewish Holocaust survivors returning to their hometowns in Poland after the warfare skilled frequent hostility, together with homicide, by the hands in their associates. The bloodiest peacetime pogrom in twentieth-century Europe happened within the Polish city of Kielce three hundred and sixty five days after the battle ended, on July four, 1946.

Jan Gross’s Fear makes an attempt to reply to a puzzling query: How used to be anti-Semitism attainable in Poland after the warfare? on the middle of his research is a close reconstruction of the Kielce pogrom and the reactions it evoked in quite a few milieus of Polish society. How did the Polish Catholic Church, Communist celebration employees, and intellectuals reply to the spectacle of Jews being murdered by way of their fellow electorate in a rustic that had simply been liberated from a five-year Nazi occupation?

Gross argues that the anti-Semitism displayed in Poland within the war’s aftermath can't be understood easily as a continuation of prewar attitudes. fairly, it built within the context of the Holocaust and the Communist takeover: Anti-Semitism ultimately grew to become a standard foreign money among the Communist regime and a society during which many had joined within the Nazi crusade of plunder and murder–and for whom the Jewish survivors have been a status reproach.

Jews didn't carry communism to Poland as a few think; actually, they have been ultimately pushed out of Poland lower than the Communist regime as an issue of political expediency. within the phrases of the Nobel Prize—winning poet Czeslaw Milosz, Poland’s Communist rulers fulfilled the dream of Polish nationalists through bringing into life an ethnically natural state.

For greater than part a century, what occurred to the Jewish Holocaust survivors in Poland has been cloaked in guilt and disgrace. Writing with ardour, brilliance, and fierce readability, Jan T. Gross eventually brings the reality to light.

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