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Gross, Jan Tomasz

Works: 167 works in 604 publications in 9 languages and 13,138 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vPolish  Biographies  Autobiographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Interviewee, Publishing director
Classifications: DS135.P62, 940.53180943843
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Most widely held works by Jan Tomasz Gross
Neighbors : the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

49 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One summer day in 1941, half of the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half, 1,600 men, women, and children, all but seven of the town's Jews. Neighbors tells their story. Jan Gross pieces together eyewitness accounts and other evidence into a reconstruction of the horrific July day remembered well by locals but forgotten by history. His investigation reads like a detective story, and its unfolding yields wider truths about Jewish-Polish relations, the Holocaust, and human responses to occupation and totalitarianism. It is a story of surprises: The newly occupying German army did not compel the massacre, and Jedwabne's Jews and Christians had previously enjoyed cordial relations. After the war, the nearby family who saved Jedwabne's surviving Jews was derided and driven from the area. The single Jew offered mercy by the town declined it. Most arresting is the sinking realization that Jedwabne's Jews were clubbed, drowned, gutted, and burned not by faceless Nazis, but by people whose features and names they knew well: their former schoolmates and those who sold them food, bought their milk, and chatted with them in the street. As much as such a question can ever be answered, Neighbors tells us why
The politics of retribution in Europe : World War II and its aftermath by István Deák( )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The presentation of Europe's immediate historical past has quite dramatically changed. Conventional depictions of occupation and collaboration in World War II, of wartime resistance and post-war renewal, provided the familiar backdrop against which the chronicle of post-war Europe has mostly been told. Within these often ritualistic presentations, it was possible to conceal the fact that not only were the majority of people in Hitler's Europe not resistance fighters but millions actively co-operated with and many millions more rather easily accommodated to Nazi rule. Moreover, after the war, those who judged former collaborators were sometimes themselves former collaborators. Many people became innocent victims of retribution, while others--among them notorious war criminals--escaped punishment. Nonetheless, the process of retribution was not useless but rather a historically unique effort to purify the continent of the many sins Europeans had committed. This book sheds light on the collective amnesia that overtook European governments and peoples regarding their own responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity--an amnesia that has only recently begun to dissipate as a result of often painful searching across the continent. In inspiring essays, a group of internationally renowned scholars unravels the moral and political choices facing European governments in the war's aftermath: how to punish the guilty, how to decide who was guilty of what, how to convert often unspeakable and conflicted war experiences and memories into serviceable, even uplifting accounts of national history. In short, these scholars explore how the drama of the immediate past was (and was not) successfully "overcome." Through their comparative and transnational emphasis, they also illuminate the division between eastern and western Europe, locating its origins both in the war and in post-war domestic and international affairs. Here, as in their discussion of collaborators' trials, the authors lay bare the roots of the many unresolved and painful memories clouding present-day Europe. Contributors are Brad Abrams, Martin Conway, Sarah Farmer, Luc Huyse, Lászlo Karsai, Mark Mazower, and Peter Romijn, as well as the editors. Taken separately, their essays are significant contributions to the contemporary history of several European countries. Taken together, they represent an original and pathbreaking account of a formative moment in the shaping of Europe at the dawn of a new millennium.--Publisher description
Poland's self-limiting revolution by Jadwiga Staniszkis( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2019 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is not only an explanation of the political dynamic that led to the Polish "revolution" and the birth of Solidarity in 1980 and 1981 but an extremely important analysis of postwar East Central Europe. Although intimately involved with various aspects of Solidarity's activities, Jadwiga Staniszkis maintains a detached and critical attitutde toward the movement. Dr. Saniszkis was one of seven advisers allowed in the Gdansk shipyard during the strikes of August 1980, negotiating on behalf of the workers.
Fear : anti-semitism in Poland after Auschwitz : an essay in historical interpretation by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poland suffered an exceedingly brutal Nazi occupation during the Second World War. Close to five million Polish citizens lost their lives as a result. More than half the casualties were Polish Jews. Thus, the second largest Jewish community in the world-only American Jewry numbered more than the three and a half million Polish Jews at the time-was wiped out. Over 90 percent of its members were killed in the Holocaust. And yet, despite this unprecedented calamity that affected both Jews and non-Jews, Jewish Holocaust survivors returning to their hometowns in Poland after the war experienced widespread hostility, including murder, at the hands of their neighbors. The bloodiest peacetime pogrom in twentieth-century Europe took place in the Polish town of Kielce one year after the war ended, on July 4, 1946. Jan Gross's Fear attempts to answer a perplexing question: How was anti-Semitism possible in Poland after the war? At the center of his investigation is a detailed reconstruction of the Kielce pogrom and the reactions it evoked in various milieus of Polish society. How did the Polish Catholic Church, Communist party workers, and intellectuals respond to the spectacle of Jews being murdered by their fellow citizens in a country that had just been liberated from a five-year Nazi occupation? Gross argues that the anti-Semitism displayed in Poland in the war's aftermath cannot be understood simply as a continuation of prewar attitudes. Rather, it developed in the context of the Holocaust and the Communist takeover: Anti-Semitism eventually became a common currency between the Communist regime and a society in which many had joined in the Nazi campaign of plunder and murder-and for whom the Jewish survivors were a standing reproach. Jews did not bring communism to Poland as some believe; in fact, they were finally driven out of Poland under the Communist regime as a matter of political expediency. In the words of the Nobel Prize-winning poet Czeslaw Milosz, Poland's Communist rulers fulfilled the dream of Polish nationalists by bringing into existence an ethnically pure state
Polish society under German occupation : the Generalgouvernement, 1939-1944 by JAN TOMASZ GROSS( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These substitutes constitute the society's self-defense, to which the occupier must in some way adjust if its goals of manipulation and exploitation are to be achieved.Professor Gross points out numerous ways in which the Poles under the General gouvernement circumvented the goals and authority of the German occupiers. Most significant was the emergence of the Polish underground, which took on the leadership, social welfare, political, and financial functions of an independent state. This phenomenon, he concludes, shows that resistance should not be conceived merely as a military movement but rather as a complex social phenomenon.Jan Tomasz Gross is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Yale University.Originally published in 1979.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press.
Revolution from abroad : the Soviet conquest of Poland's western Ukraine and western Belorussia by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jan Gross describes the terrors of the Soviet occupation of the lands that made up eastern Poland between the two world wars: the Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia. His lucid analysis of the revolution that came to Poland from abroad is based on hundreds of first-hand accounts of the hardship, suffering, and social chaos that accompanied the Sovietization of this poorest section of a poverty-stricken country. Woven into the author's exploration of events from the Soviet's German-supported aggression against Poland in September of 1939 to Germany's attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941, these testimonies not only illuminate his conclusions about the nature of totalitarianism but also make a powerful statement of their own. Those who endured the imposition of Soviet rule and mass deportations to forced resettlement, labor camps, and prisons of the Soviet Union are here allowed to speak for themselves, and they do so with grim effectiveness
Uncivil society : 1989 and the implosion of the communist establishment by Stephen Kotkin( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Berlin Wall fell in 1989. In one of history's most miraculous occurrences, communism imploded--not with a bang, but with a whimper. Now two scholars of Eastern European and Soviet affairs revisit what happened, in this fresh, incisive look at communism's collapse
Golden harvest : events at the periphery of the Holocaust by Jan Tomasz Gross( )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the commonplace plunder of Jewish wealth, local as well as Nazi, that took place during the Holocaust
The Holocaust in occupied Poland : new findings and new interpretations by Jan T Gross( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I>Jan T. Gross: Introduction. - Natalia Aleksiun: Christian Corpses for Christians! Dissecting the Anti-Semitism behind the Cadaver Affair of the Second Polish Republic. - Krzysztof Persak: Jedwabne before the Court. Poland's Justice and the Jedwabne Massacre. - Investigations and Court Proceedings, 1947-1974. - Barbara Engelking: Murdering and Denouncing Jews in the Polish Countryside, 1942-1945. - Alina Skibinska: Perpetrators' Self-Portrait. The Accused Village Administrators, Commune Heads, Fire Chiefs, Forest Rangers, and Gamekeepers. - Jan Grabowski: 'I have only fulfilled my duties as a soldier of the Home Army'. Miechów AK and the killings of Jews in Redziny-Borek. A Case Study. - Omer Bartov: Wartime Lies and Other Testimonies. Jewish-Christian Relations in Buczacz, 1939-1944. - Andrzej Zbikowski: 'Night Guard': Holocaust Mechanisms in the Polish Rural Areas, 1942-1945. Preliminary Introduction into Research. - Agnieszka Haska: Discourse of Treason in Occupied Poland. - Joanna Tokarska-Bakir: Cries of the Mob in the Pogroms in Rzeszów (June 1945), Cracow (August 1945), and Kielce (July 1946) as a Source for the State of Mind of the Participants. - Benjamin Frommer: Postscript. The Holocaust in Occupied Poland, Then and Now
War through children's eyes : the Soviet occupation of Poland and the deportations, 1939-1941 by Jan T Gross( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2019 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the World War II Soviet authorities deported over one million Poles, many of them children, to various provinces of the Soviet Union. In 1941 the Polish government in exile in London received permission to organize military units among the Polish deportees and later to transfer Polish civilians to camps in the British-controlled Middle East. There the children were able to attend Polish-run schools. The 120 essays translated here were selected from compositions written by the students of these schools
"W czterdziestym nas Matko na Sybir zesłali--" : Polska a Rosja 1939-42 by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polske børn og voksnes beretninger om oplevelser under Sovjetregimet i tiden 17. september 1939 - juni 1942 både i Polen og i Sovjet
Nachbarn der Mord an den Juden von Jedwabne by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 responses to occupation and totalitarianism, Gross's investigation sheds light on how Jedwabne's Jews came to be murdered-not by faceless Nazis, but by people who knew them well
Upiorna dekada : trzy eseje o stereotypach na temat Żydów, Polaków, Niemców i komunistów : 1939-1948 by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in Polish and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angst Antisemitismus nach Auschwitz in Polen by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les voisins : 10 juillet 1941, un massacre de Juifs en Pologne by Jan T Gross( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2019 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les survivants : les Juifs de Pologne depuis la Shoah by Audrey Kichelewski( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entre 1939 et 1945, le meurtre systématique de près de 90 % de plus de trois millions de Juifs polonais laisse exsangue l'une des communautés juives les plus florissantes du monde d'avant-guerre. Les dizaines de milliers de survivants font alors face à l'incompréhensible : la persistance d'un antisémitisme après Auschwitz. Craignant leurs voisins polonais mais fuyant aussi le nouveau régime socialiste, plus de la moitié des juifs rescapés choisirent les chemins de l'exil. Que devinrent ceux qui restèrent dans une Pologne devenue communiste ? Ce livre retrace l'histoire oubliée de ces survivants et de leur descendance, à travers la manière dont ils ont été perçus par la société et les autorités polonaises. Entre assimilation systématique, efforts pour préserver la mémoire juive et rejet récurrent lors de soubresauts à caractère antisémite, les débats demeurent toujours vifs sur les relations polono-juives. --
Złote żniwa : rzecz o tym, co się działo na obrzeżach zagłady Żydów by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Und wehe, du hoffst- : die Sowjetisierung Ostpolens nach dem Hitler-Stalin-Pakt, 1939-1941 by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La peur : l'antisémitisme en Pologne après Auschwitz by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strach : antysemityzm w Polsce tuż po wojnie : historia moralnej zapaści by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Polish and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Neighbors : the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland
The politics of retribution in Europe : World War II and its aftermathFear : anti-semitism in Poland after Auschwitz : an essay in historical interpretationRevolution from abroad : the Soviet conquest of Poland's western Ukraine and western BelorussiaUncivil society : 1989 and the implosion of the communist establishmentGolden harvest : events at the periphery of the Holocaust
Alternative Names
Gros, Yan Ṭomash

Gros, Yan Ṭomash 1947-

Gross, I︠A︡n Tomash

Gross, J. 1947-

Gross, J.T. 1947-

Gross, Jan 1947-

Gross Jan T.

Gross, Jan T. 1947-

Gross, Jan T. (Jan Tomasz)

Gross, Jan Tomaš 1947-

Gross, Jan Tomasz

Gross, Jan Tomasz, 1947-

Jan T. Gross American historian and sociologist

Jan T. Gross americký historik a sociolog polského původu

Jan T. Gross polnisch-amerikanischer Soziologe und Historiker

Jan T. Gross Pools historicus van de moderne tijd

Jan Tomasz Gross

Jan Tomasz Gross historyk i socjolog polsko-amerykański

Jan Tomasz Gross historyk polsko-amerykański

Гросс, Ян Томаш

Ян Томаш Грос

Ян Томаш Ґросс

גרוס, יאן טומאש 1947-

גרוס, יאן טומש

גרוס, יאן תומש

גרוס, ין טומש

יאן טומאש גרוס

グロス, ヤン・T.



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