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Anatomy of a genocide, the life and death of a town called Buczacz, Omer Bartov

Anatomy of a genocide, the life and death of a town called Buczacz, Omer Bartov
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-368) and index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Anatomy of a genocide
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Omer Bartov
Sub title
the life and death of a town called Buczacz
"For more than four hundred years, the Eastern European border town of Buczacz--today part of Ukraine--was home to Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews, all living side by side in relative harmony. Then came World War II, and in the span of a few years the entire Jewish population had been murdered by German and Ukrainian police, while Ukrainian nationalists eradicated Polish residents. The violence lifted as quickly as it began, leaving the survivors searching for answers. In Anatomy of a Genocide, historian Omer Bartov shows that ethnic cleansing doesn't occur, as is so often portrayed in popular history, with the quick ascent of a vitriolic political leader and the unleashing of military might. It begins in seeming peace, slowly and often unnoticed, as the culmination of pent-up slights and grudges and indignities..."--Dust jacket
Table Of Contents
Memories of childhood -- The gathering storm -- Enemies at their pleasure -- Together and apart -- Soviet power -- German order -- The daily life of genocide -- Neighbors -- Aftermath
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