Jedwabne before the Court

  title={Jedwabne before the Court},
  author={Krzysztof Persak},
  journal={East European Politics \& Societies},
  pages={410 - 432}
On 10 July 1941, Jewish inhabitants of the little town of Jedwabne were burnt alive in a barn by their Polish neighbors. This was probably the worst act of violence inflicted on Jews by the Poles during World War II. By examining postwar legal proceedings related to the Jedwabne massacre, this article looks at the attitude of Polish authorities towards crimes committed by the Poles on Jews during the war as well as the reaction of the local community to its own dark past. Although a group of… 
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