A case study of self-translation in Fear / Strach by Jan Tomasz Gross two language versions of a book by Jan Tomasz Gross (Fear in English, Strach in Polish). Jan Tomasz Gross. · Rating details · ratings · 21 reviews. Poland suffered an exceedingly brutal Nazi occupation during the Second World War. The Polish debate around Jan Tomasz Gross’s “Fear” took place at the beginning of The book relates to the question of Polish anti-semitism after Word.

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This scrupulously researched book should be read by a wider audience.

They were strahc of the likely hostile reaction by their Polish neighbors. Poland suffered an exceedingly brutal Nazi occupation during the Second World War.

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And to think the appalling actions the Polish government has taken recently to further remove itself from being labeled as complicit with the Nazis even though many Poles were in the annihilation of Polish Jews.

Jul 11, Gary rated it it was amazing. And what about the shoe on the other foot? I enjoyed the book and I recommend it. Gross elaborates on the Communist persecution of Jews as “evidence” against the Zydokomuna.

Gross’s Neighbors” [an abridged version of appeared in the Polish periodical, Rzeczpospolita ]. Gross toasz Jason Browning on rural Poles betraying Jews to the Yomasz conveniently omitting the fact that those Jews had been stealing food from the Poles Browning, p.

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Retrieved 31 October — via archive. Well, what about the fact that million Jews would’ve been murdered by the Germans had not a single Polish anti-Semite ever existed and grkss a single post-Jewish property gone to the Poles?

One has to romasz that the advancement of technology i. Indeed, one of the most accomplished historians of twentieth-century Poland, Dariusz Stola, says: Did not Poles see much more intimately than other Europeans what the Nazi system of mass murder was like, since Poland Jan T.

This fact was ignored in during the pogrom in Kielce and the murders throughout the rest of Poland, just as it is probably generally ignored today. Let’s also have a little perspective on the Jewish postwar deaths p. Who is holding the stopwatch?

Apr 17, dota rated it liked it. The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Polandcaused controversy because it addressed the role of local Poles in the massacre.

Jan Tomasz Gross born is a Polish – American sociologist and historian. Chapter 1 alone made this book worth reading!

But Gross fails to “connect the dots”. An important book, but a tough read as it is written as a scholarly, academic tome. Perhaps he connects them later in the book and I should give it a second chance, but I’m not particularly inclined to do so.


He is the Norman B. They became social outcasts in their own communities. Order of the President of the Republic of Poland of September 6, on the awarding of orders and decorations. Books by Jan Tomasz Gross. I thought he did a marvellous job, writing ja a balanced way about instances of inexplicable horror after WWII had ended.

Police and soldiers arrived, but instead of saving the Jews, they participated in the action against the Jews.

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This is a must read for people interested in the Holocaust. Decades after the former, a woman expressed guilt over an ill-gotten pillow, and asked the Jewish owners’ descendants what to do.

After all, did not ethnic Poles and Polish Jews both suffer horrifically during the Nazi years?

Many reviewers have found Gross’ writing unattractive, but I have to disagree.