Hunt For The Jews: Betrayal And Murder In German-occupied Poland by Jan GrabowskiHunt For The Jews: Betrayal And Murder In German-occupied Poland by Jan Grabowski

Hunt For The Jews: Betrayal And Murder In German-occupied Poland

byJan Grabowski

Hardcover | October 9, 2013

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Judenjagd, hunt for the Jews, was the German term for the organized searches for Jews who, having survived ghetto liquidations and deportations to death camps in Poland in 1942, attempted to hide "on the Aryan side." Jan Grabowski's penetrating microhistory tells the story of the Judenjagd in Dabrowa Tarnowska, a rural county in southeastern Poland, where the majority of the Jews in hiding perished as a consequence of betrayal by their Polish neighbors. Drawing on materials from Polish, Jewish, and German sources created during and after the war, Grabowski documents the involvement of the local Polish population in the process of detecting and killing the Jews who sought their aid. Through detailed reconstruction of events, this close-up account of the fates of individual Jews casts a bright light on a little-known aspect of the Holocaust in Poland.

Jan Grabowski is Professor of History at the University of Ottawa and a founding member of the Polish Center for Holocaust Research. He is author (with Barbara Engelking) of The Contour of a Landscape: Rural Poland and the Extermination of the Jews, 1942-1945 (in Polish).72
Title:Hunt For The Jews: Betrayal And Murder In German-occupied PolandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:October 9, 2013Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253010748

ISBN - 13:9780253010742


Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
1. Dbrowa Tarnowska
2. Jews and Poles in Dbrowa Tarnowska Before 1939
3. First Years of Occupation
4. The Destruction of Dbrowa Tarnowska
5. Judenjagd - Hunt for the Jews
6. Rural Society and the Jews in Hiding
7. In the Dulcza Forest
8. The German Police
9. The Polish "Blue" Police
10. Baudienst
11. Last Months of War
12. Different Kinds of Help
13. The Righteous
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Editorial Reviews

Now, in path-breaking research, Jan Grabowski . . . reveals what happened to those Jews who tried to hide in rural Poland after the Nazis violently emptied the ghettos.