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The Holocaust in the East free pdf Silence has many causes: shame, embarrassment, ignorance, a desire to protect. The silence that has surrounded the atrocities committed against the Jewish population of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union during World War II is particularly remarkable given the scholarly and popular interest in the war. It, too, has many causes - of which antisemitism, the most striking, is only one. When, on July 10, 1941, in the wake of the German invasion of the Soviet Union, local residents enflamed by Nazi propaganda murdered the entire Jewish population of Jedwabne, Poland, the ferocity of the attack horrified their fellow Poles. The denial of Polish involvement in the massacre lasted for decades.

Since its founding, the journal Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History has led the way in exploring the East European and Soviet experience of the Holocaust. This volume combines revised articles from the journal and previously unpublished pieces to highlight the complex interactions of prejudice, power and publicity. It offers a probing examination of the complicity of local populations in the mass murder of Jews perpetrated in areas such as Poland, Ukraine, Bessarabia and northern Bukovina and analyses Soviet responses to the Holocaust.

Based on Soviet commission reports, news media and other archives, the contributors examine the factors that led certain local residents to participate in the extermination of their Jewish neighbours- the interaction of Nazi occupation regimes with various sectors of the local population- the ambiguities of Soviet press coverage, which at times reported and at times suppressed information about persecution specifically directed at the Jews- the extraordinary Soviet efforts to document and prosecute Nazi crimes and the way in which the Soviet state's agenda informed that effort- and the lingering effects of silence about the true impact of the Holocaust on public memory and state responses.

About Michael David-Fox

Michael David-Fox is professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the department of history, Georgetown University. He is the author of Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921-1941 and Revolution of the Mind: Higher Learning among the Bolsheviks, 1918-1929. With Peter Holquist and Alexander M. Martin, he coedited Fascination and Enmity: Russia and Germany as Entangled Histories, 1914-1945.

Peter Holquist is associate professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Making War, Forging Revolution: Russia's Continuum of Crisis, 1914-1921.

Alexander M. Martin is associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Romantics, Reformers, Reactionaries: Russian Conservative Thought and Politics in the Reign of Alexander I and Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855.

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Author : Michael David-Fox
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
Data Published : 28 February 2014
ISBN : 0822962934
EAN : 9780822962939
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 280 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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