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Opportunistische Morde an Juden und Raub von jüdischem Eigentum durch ihre Nachbarn. Norm oder Ausnahmefall in Europa unter deutscher Besatzung?

Jan Tomasz Gross

Abstract


Opportunistic Killings and the Plundering of Jews by their Neighbors. The Norm or an Exception in German-occupied Europe?

Abstract

This article examines the problem of mass killings and the plundering of Jews by their neighbors in German-occupied European countries. In his presentation of the issue on a European scale, the author mainly concentrates on examples from the Polish countryside, such as killings of the local Jewish population, the plundering of their property, and grave looting on sites of former concentration camps after the Second World War. A close analysis of testimonies provided by both Jewish survivors and Polish participants in the attacks reveals the scope of the crimes and the perpetrators’ motivations, which – in many cases – were grounded in opportunism. In light of these findings the author calls for a critical but thorough reading of eye-witness testimonies and the continuation of research on the topic of opportunistic crimes against Jews at the periphery of the Holocaust.

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Bibliographie: Gross, Jan Tomasz: Opportunistische Morde an Juden und Raub von jüdischem Eigentum durch ihre Nachbarn. Norm oder Ausnahmefall in Europa unter deutscher Besatzung?, JB historie, 1-2016, S. 269-295. https://doi.org/10.3224/jbh.v8-9i1.24

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