The Neighbors Respond: The Controversy over the Jedwabne Massacre in Poland


"Jan Gross's revelations about the Jedwabne massacre have shaken Polish public opinion such as no other issue since the fall of communism. Now English-speaking readers will be able to sample the richness and complexity of that discussion."--Brian Porter, University of Michigan

"There was a wide range of responses to Jan Gross's Neighbors around the world, for the good reason that the book frankly astonished us when we learned what happened in a tiny Polish village during the Holocaust. Polish citizens murdered their innocent Jewish neighbors in the cold light of day. Reactions to the book in Poland have varied, but in addition to positive accolades, many journalists, clergy, and 'experts' disputed the book's findings and attacked its author. Until this incredibly important volume, most non-Polish speakers have not been able to follow the interesting debates that ensued. This book provides a wealth of information and translates many key Polish reviews and reactions to Neighbors. The editors' scholarship is first-class from beginning to end. There simply is no comparable book."--Robert Gellately, Earl R. Beck Professor of History, Florida State University

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Andrzej Kaczyński
  • Gabriela Szczęsna
  • Maria Kaczyńska
  • Zofia Kossak-Szczucka
  • Joanna Tokarska-Bakir
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Princeton, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2004


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