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The crime and the silence : a quest for the truth of a wartime massacre, Anna Bikont ; translated from the Polish by Alissa Valles

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The crime and the silence : a quest for the truth of a wartime massacre
Title
The crime and the silence
Title remainder
a quest for the truth of a wartime massacre
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Anna Bikont ; translated from the Polish by Alissa Valles
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eng
Summary
On 10 July 1941 a horrifying crime was committed in the small Polish town of Jedwadbne. Early in the afternoon, the town's Jewish population - hundreds of men, women and children - were ordered out of their homes, and marched into the town square. By the end of the day most would be dead. It was a massacre on a shocking scale, and one that was widely condemned. But only a few people were brought to justice for their part in the atrocity. The truth of what actually happened on that day was to be suppressed for more than sixty years. Part history, part memoir, part investigation, The Crime and the Silence is an award-winning journalist's account of the events of that day: both the story of a 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, Anna 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. Provocative, profoundly moving and ingeniously structured, The Crime and the Silence is a monumental work of non-fiction, and a vital contribution to Holocaust literature
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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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  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • National Jewish Book Award, 2015.
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contains biographical information
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10446345
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NLE
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Bikont, Anna
Dewey number
940.5318
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Valles, Alissa
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True
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  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Antisemitism
  • Poland
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adult
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confronting the massacre of Jews in wartime Jedwabne
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The crime and the silence : a quest for the truth of a wartime massacre, Anna Bikont ; translated from the Polish by Alissa Valles
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Includes index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056091567
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
544 pages
Isbn
9781785150111
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(hardback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations, map
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(OCoLC)921827369
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The crime and the silence : a quest for the truth of a wartime massacre, Anna Bikont ; translated from the Polish by Alissa Valles
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056091567
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
544 pages
Isbn
9781785150111
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)921827369

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