11.18Lecture

11.18Lecture - Could o o o o o o o o the Nazis do what they...

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Could the Nazis do what they did alone? o Without the support of the local population o Voluntary perpetrators o Jan Gross Is it possible to simultaneously be a victim and a victimizer? Bystanders Poland was singularly affected by WWII Poland lost its minorities Population was decimiated o Used to be a multi-cultural population, but no longer Jedwabne o Split o Located in Soviet zone of occupation o Gross finds many testimonies that the town council  and the grand jury agreed to murder the Jews of  this town o Only Jews who survived were in the police  headquarters o Germans were ultimately responsible. Nothing  could happen in this town without their approval o Ultimate Responsibility Part of the Nazi’s plan
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