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2ndFebruary 2017Reading Response Week 4Neighborsby Jan Gross is about the systematic mass murder outbreak of Jews inJedwabne, Poland on July 10thof 1941. Taking place during WW2, the town had thedisadvantage of Germans taking over. Being afraid, Poles began an anti-Jewish pogrom, whichled to the death of 1,600 Jews. Many Jewish men were forced to dig up their own graves andlater were shot into them. In order to fasten the process of killing all Jews, the Polish roundedmany of them up in the town’s square and later took them to a barn and burned them alive.Furthermore, Gross uses many eyewitness testimonies to give ample evidence about the Jewish-Polish relationship, which proves that the Polish are the ones to blame for such actions.Before the war occurred, according to Agnieszka Arnold, there was“good neighborlyrelations between Poles and Jews” – Jews were always mindful of their neighbors when it cameto hostility (18). In 1942, Poland was invaded by the Soviet Union and suffered through a