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Ordinary Jews : Choice and Survival During the Holocaust.

By: Finkel, Evgeny.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (292 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400884926.Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ordinary Jews : Choice and Survival During the HolocaustDDC classification: 940.53/18 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- List of Tables, Maps, and Figures -- Note on Transliteration -- CHAPTER 1 Introduction -- CHAPTER 2 Setting the Stage: Jewish Ghettos during the Holocaust -- CHAPTER 3 What Did the Jews Know? -- CHAPTER 4 Cooperation and Collaboration -- CHAPTER 5 Coping and Compliance -- CHAPTER 6 Evasion -- CHAPTER 7 Resistance -- CHAPTER 8 Conclusions -- APPENDIX 1 Data and Archival Methods -- APPENDIX 2 Distribution of Strategies -- APPENDIX 3 Beyond the Three Ghettos: Econometric Analysis of Uprisings -- Notes -- Abbreviations -- Bibliography -- Glossary -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- List of Tables, Maps, and Figures -- Note on Transliteration -- CHAPTER 1 Introduction -- CHAPTER 2 Setting the Stage: Jewish Ghettos during the Holocaust -- CHAPTER 3 What Did the Jews Know? -- CHAPTER 4 Cooperation and Collaboration -- CHAPTER 5 Coping and Compliance -- CHAPTER 6 Evasion -- CHAPTER 7 Resistance -- CHAPTER 8 Conclusions -- APPENDIX 1 Data and Archival Methods -- APPENDIX 2 Distribution of Strategies -- APPENDIX 3 Beyond the Three Ghettos: Econometric Analysis of Uprisings -- Notes -- Abbreviations -- Bibliography -- Glossary -- Acknowledgments -- Index.

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CHOICE Review

Finkel's book on an individual's choice and survival during the Holocaust focuses on how victims from three Jewish ghettos--Minsk, Kraków, and Bialystok--reacted in response to danger from the Nazis and their allies. The author uses both primary and secondary sources to examine why certain Jewish victims resisted while others did not. Finkel (political science and international affairs, George Washington Univ.) believes that Jews had choices, albeit limited ones, and discusses whether external circumstances played a role in whether they collaborated, evaded, or resisted. For example, he finds that one of the key variables was each city's pre-Holocaust political system and the local population's relationship with the state and with their Gentile neighbors. This study is fascinating in how Finkel weaves personal narratives from the victims with social science foundations in order to reach some macro conclusions. Some of the difference might also have been the result of the different personnel the Nazis had charged with ghetto oversight. Sometimes the decision about whether or not to join or something like the Judenrat might have been based on variables that are just hard to test. Readers may quarrel with some of the findings, but Finkel's book is provocative and worth reading for scholars looking to understand the victims within these wretched ghettos. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. --Glenn R. Sharfman, Oglethorpe University

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Evgeny Finkel is associate professor of international affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

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