Minsk Ghetto 1941-1943 : Jewish Resistance and Soviet Internationalism

By: Epstein, BarbaraMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (372 p.)ISBN: 9780520931336Subject(s): Belarus - History - German occupation, 1941-1944 | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Belarus - Minsk | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) | Jews - Belarus - Minsk - History - 20th century | Minsk (Belarus) - Ethnic relations | World War, 1939-1945 - Belarus | World War, 1939-1945 - Jewish resistance - Belarus - Minsk | World War, 1939-1945 - Soviet Union | World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements - Belarus - MinskGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Minsk Ghetto 1941-1943 : Jewish Resistance and Soviet InternationalismDDC classification: 940.53/185786 | 940.53185786 | 947.652 LOC classification: DS135.B38E67 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Jewish-Byelorussian Solidarity in World War II Minsk; 2. Why Minsk Was Different; 3. The Minsk Ghetto; 4. The Ghetto Underground; 5. Solidarity in Wartime Minsk; 6. Going to the Partisans; 7. The Soviet Betrayal of the Minsk Underground; 8. Strategies of Resistance Elsewhere: The Kovno Ghetto; Conclusion; Notes; Guide to Names; Sources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary: Drawing from engrossing survivors' accounts, many never before published, The Minsk Ghetto 1941-1943 recounts a heroic yet little-known chapter in Holocaust history. In vivid and moving detail, Barbara Epstein chronicles the history of a Communist-led resistance movement inside the Minsk ghetto, which, through its links to its Belarussian counterpart outside the ghetto and with help from others, enabled thousands of ghetto Jews to flee to the surrounding forests where they joined partisan units fighting the Germans. Telling a story that stands in stark contrast to what transpired across
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Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Jewish-Byelorussian Solidarity in World War II Minsk; 2. Why Minsk Was Different; 3. The Minsk Ghetto; 4. The Ghetto Underground; 5. Solidarity in Wartime Minsk; 6. Going to the Partisans; 7. The Soviet Betrayal of the Minsk Underground; 8. Strategies of Resistance Elsewhere: The Kovno Ghetto; Conclusion; Notes; Guide to Names; Sources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

Drawing from engrossing survivors' accounts, many never before published, The Minsk Ghetto 1941-1943 recounts a heroic yet little-known chapter in Holocaust history. In vivid and moving detail, Barbara Epstein chronicles the history of a Communist-led resistance movement inside the Minsk ghetto, which, through its links to its Belarussian counterpart outside the ghetto and with help from others, enabled thousands of ghetto Jews to flee to the surrounding forests where they joined partisan units fighting the Germans. Telling a story that stands in stark contrast to what transpired across

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For several reasons, this is an important study of an episode of the Holocaust in eastern Europe. It is one of the few that explores amity and cooperation between Jews and their Gentile neighbors against a common enemy. It also stands in sharp contrast to the work of Martin Dean, Collaboration in the Holocaust: Crimes of the Local Police in Belorussia and Ukraine (1999), who posits that there were irresolvable differences between the locals and Jews, and especially to the flamboyant study Neighbors by Jan Gross (CH, Mar'02, 39-4145), who argued that it was the next-door citizens, not the occupying Germans, who killed the Jews of Jedwabne. History of consciousness professor Epstein (UC Santa Cruz), however, couching this in the context of Soviet internationalism, finds that in Minsk, numerous locals extended a helping hand to the imprisoned Jews, frequently assisting them to escape and join the partisans. The study is well documented and has a full bibliography and index. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. A. Ezergailis Ithaca College

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Barbara Epstein is Professor in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and author of Political Protest and Cultural Revolution: Nonviolent Direct Action in the Seventies and Eighties (UC Press) among other books.

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