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Fear : anti-semitism in Poland after Auschwitz : an essay in historical interpretation

  title={Fear : anti-semitism in Poland after Auschwitz : an essay in historical interpretation},
  author={Jan Tomasz Gross},
The fate of Jews in post-war Europe is a subject which has been neglected by historians both in the West and in areas previously under Soviet control. Clearly this is not a subject which has neutral connotations, raising questions about the way pre-war political elites subscribed to the belief that the fate of Jews was not an important element in the history of a given nation/state, the degree of complicity between the occupation administration and the local community, and, finally, how post… Expand
Rhetoric and the cultural trauma: An analysis of Jan T Gross’ book Fear. Anti-Semitism in Poland after Auschwitz
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Counting as one
  • Jan Lorenz
  • Sociology
  • HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory
  • 2015
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