“An important contribution to the literature of human bestiality unleashed by war.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Like an oral tale transcribed by a folklorist, it has the ring of the eternal to it…. Hatred like this runs deep in human nature and is ever ready to erupt again. Be warned.” —Los Angeles Times
“Extraordinary.” —New Republic
Neighbors – Jan T. Gross Acknowledgments
Outline of the Story
Before the War
Soviet Occupation, 1939-1941
The Outbreak of the Russo-German War and the Pogrom in Radzilow
Who Murdered the Jews of Jedwabne?
What Do People Remember?
New Approach to Sources
Is It Possible to Be Simultaneously a Victim and a Victimizer?
Social Support for Stalinism
For a New Historiography