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Gross, Jan Tomasz

Works: 78 works in 428 publications in 7 languages and 12,480 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vPolish  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: DS135.P62, 940.53180943843
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Most widely held works about Jan Tomasz Gross
Most widely held works by Jan Tomasz Gross
Neighbors : the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

44 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 1,898 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
Fear : anti-semitism in Poland after Auschwitz : an essay in historical interpretation by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 1,250 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
Revolution from abroad : the Soviet conquest of Poland's western Ukraine and western Belorussia by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

33 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 965 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 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."--Jacket
Uncivil society : 1989 and the implosion of the communist establishment by Stephen Kotkin( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 805 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
Poland's self-limiting revolution by Jadwiga Staniszkis( Book )

13 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of retribution in Europe : World War II and its aftermath by István Deák( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 719 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, László 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
Polish society under German occupation : the Generalgouvernement, 1939-1944 by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

16 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War through children's eyes : the Soviet occupation of Poland and the deportations, 1939-1941 by Irena Grudzińska-Gross( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden harvest : events at the periphery of the Holocaust by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 400 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 Holocaust in Occupied Poland: New findings and New Interpretations( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 112 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
Nachbarn : der Mord an den Juden von Jedwabne by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 105 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
Upiorna dekada : trzy eseje o stereotypach na temat Żydów, Polaków, Niemców i komunistów : 1939-1948 by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in Polish and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2012 in German and English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 43 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 38 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 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wokół "Sąsiadów" : polemiki i wyjaśnienia by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in Polish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W zaborze sowieckim by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Neighbors : the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland
Alternative Names
Gross, I︠A︡n Tomash

Gross, J. 1947-

Gross, J. T. 1947-

Gross, Jan 1947-

Gross, Jan. T.

Gross, Jan T. 1947-

Gross, Jan Tomasz

Gross, Jan Tomasz, 1947-

Jan T. Gross polnisch-amerikanischer Soziologe und Historiker

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Jan Tomasz Gross

Jan Tomasz Gross historyk i socjolog polsko-amerykański

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Гросс, Ян Томаш

Ян Томаш Грос

גרוס, יאן טומש

גרוס, יאן תומש

גרוס, ין טומש

יאן טומאש גרוס

グロス, ヤン・T


English (188)

Polish (102)

German (17)

French (8)

Italian (6)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

Fear : 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 establishmentThe politics of retribution in Europe : World War II and its aftermathGolden harvest : events at the periphery of the Holocaust