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The crime and the silence : confronting the massacre of Jews in wartime Jedwabne

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The crime and the silence : confronting the massacre of Jews in wartime Jedwabne
Call No: 943.805 B59c

Call Number943.805 B59c
Dates2015; ©2015
Statement of ResponsibilityAnna Bikont ; translated from the Polish by Alissa Valles.
Creators & ContributorsBikont, Anna (author)
Valles, Alissa (translator)
Bikont, Anna (subject)
Summary"The devastating story of Jedwabne, which was the basis of Jan Gross's controversial Neighbors. Based on the Anna Bikont's encounters with witnesses, survivors, murderers, and their helpers between 2000 and 2004, The Crime and the Silence raises important questions about the responsibility of Poles for the Holocaust." —Publisher
ContentsJournal: August 28–December 28, 2000
  1. Lord, rid Poland of the Jews, or, On Polish-Jewish relations in Jedwabne in the thirties
Journal: January 2–February 6, 2001
  1. I wanted to save her life—love came later, or, The story of Rachela Finkelsztejn and Stanisław Ramotowski
Journal: February 7–March 10, 2001
  1. We suffered under the Soviets, the Germans, and People's Poland, or, The story of the three Brothers Laudański
Journal: March 11–March 28, 2001
  1. You didn't see that grief in Jews, or, Polish and Jewish memory of the Soviet Occupation
Journal: March 29–May 12, 2001
  1. I'll tell you who did it: my father, or, The private investigation of Jan Skrodzki
Journal: May 13–June 1, 2001
  1. If I'd been in Jedwabne then, or, The story of Meir Ronen, exiled to Kazakhstan
Journal: June 3–June 14, 2001
  1. A time will come when even stones will speak, or, The soliloquies of Leszek Dziedzic
Journal: June 18–July 10, 2001
  1. Your only chance was to pass for a goy, or, The survival of Awigdor Kochaw
Journal: July 11–November 30, 2001
  1. A desperate search for something positive, or, The soliloquies of Krzysztof Godlewski, ex-Mayor of Jedwabne
Journal: December 1–December 30, 2001
  1. Only I knew there were seven of them, or The story of Antonina Wyrzykowska
  2. I, Szmul Wasersztejn, warn you, or The road from Jedwabne to Costa Rica
Journal: January 1–February 25, 2002
  1. They had vodka, guns, and hatred, or, July 7, 1941, in Radziłów
Journal: February 27–June 17, 2002
  1. The dreams of Chaja Finkelsztejn, or, The survival of a Radziłów Miller's family
Journal: June 16–December 1, 2002
  1. Decent Polish kids and hooligans, or, On the murderers of Jedwabne, Radziłów, Wasosz, and the surrounding areas
Journal: January 10, 2003–July 10, 2004
  1. Strictly speaking, Poles did it, or A conversation with Prosecutor Radoslaw Ignatiew
Physical Description vii, 544 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the Polish by Alissa Valles.
PublisherNew York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
EditionFirst American edition
  • "Originally published in Polish in 2004 by Wydawnictwo Prószynski i Ska, Poland, as My z Jedwabnego" —Title page verso
  • Includes index
  • National Jewish Book Award (Holocaust category), 2015
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Kit Krieger in memory of Else Dunner (z'l)