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Jedwabne
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In July 1941, the town of Jedwabne in northeastern Poland was the scene of a pogrom, in the course of which Polish inhabitants murdered almost the entire Jewish population of this small town. The massacre occurred in the first weeks of the German occupation, and German policemen were also present, though the pogrom and its brutal execution were carried out on the initiative of the town’s Polish inhabitants. The study Sąsiedzi. Historia zlałady żydowskiego miasteczka (published in 2000; “N…

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Gross, Jan T., “Jedwabne”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 28 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0345>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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