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Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland

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On a summer day in 1941 in Nazi-occupied Poland, half of the town of Jedwabne brutally murdered the other half: 1,600 men, women, and children-all but seven of the town’s Jews. In this shocking and compelling study, historian Jan Gross pieces together eyewitness accounts as well as physical evidence into a comprehensive reconstruction of the horrific July day remembered well by locals but hidden to history. Revealing wider truths about Jewish-Polish relations, the Holocaust, and human respons…

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The early executions of Jews were carried out by the regular army (i.e. neither the SS nor the Einsatzgruppen) and the Wehrmacht’s readiness suffered as a result: officers quit, some members of the rank-and-file deserted, and there was a sharp uptick in the number of psychological maladies reported.

That led the Nazi Regime to essentially outsource the Final Solution to super fucked up paramilitaries and ideologues and keep the regular army fighting the conventional war.

If you’re sincerely interested in this part of WWII history, I’d recommend reading Neighbors and Ordinary Men. It’s fascinating and challenging reading, and reckoning with the human capacity for evil should be an essential part of our education.

It’s easy to point at something and call it evil, but I think we do the concept of evil a disservice when we make it unique and towering. [As Hannah Arendt famously observed] (www.newyorker.com/magazine/1963/02/16/eichmann-in-…), evil is often disappointing. Eichmann proved to be less Sauron and more Willy Loman.

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Jan T. Gross

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