Working through Jan Gross's Neighbors

  title={Working through Jan Gross's Neighbors},
  author={Janine P. Holc},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  pages={453 - 459}
  • J. Holc
  • Published 2002
  • History
  • Slavic Review
In this forum on Neighbors by Jan T. Gross (Princeton, 2001), four scholars respond to the book and to the issues of evidence, causality, and interpretation that it raises. Janine P. Holc summarizes the contents and the book's approach and explores the roles of individual choice, on the one hand, and ethnic identity categories, on the other, in Gross's presentation of the causes of the massacre of the Jewish residents of Jedwabne by their non-Jewish neighbors. She argues for an approach to… 
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