Unsettled possession: the question of ownership of Jewish sites in Poland after the Holocaust from a local perspective

@article{Weizman2017UnsettledPT,
  title={Unsettled possession: the question of ownership of Jewish sites in Poland after the Holocaust from a local perspective},
  author={Yechiel Weizman},
  journal={Jewish Culture and History},
  year={2017},
  volume={18},
  pages={34 - 53}
}
  • Y. Weizman
  • Published 2 January 2017
  • History
  • Jewish Culture and History
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