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The August trials : the Holocaust and postwar justice in Poland, Andrew Kornbluth

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The August trials : the Holocaust and postwar justice in Poland
Title
The August trials
Title remainder
the Holocaust and postwar justice in Poland
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Kornbluth
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Language
eng
Summary
"When six years of resistance to Nazi occupation came to an end in 1945, a devastated Poland could agree with its new, Soviet-imposed rulers on little else beyond the need to punish German war criminals and their collaborators. But as the process of postwar retribution began to unearth evidence of enthusiastic local participation in the Holocaust, the hated government, traumatized populace, and fiercely independent judiciary found themselves struggling to salvage a sanitized vision of the past that could serve as the basis for national unity. Long dismissed as Stalinist farce, Poland's 32,000 trials for collaboration were in fact a scrupulous, complex search for the truth. Making use of unpublished memoirs, interviews, ministerial archives, and hundreds of individual case files, The August Trials documents how trials became the crucible in which the communist state and an unyielding society hammered out the foundational myth of modern Poland"--
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1982-
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Kornbluth, Andrew
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Truth commissions
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Poland
  • Poland
  • Poland
  • Soviet Union
  • Poland
  • Collaborationists
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Politics and government
  • Truth commissions
  • Poland
  • Soviet Union
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The August trials : the Holocaust and postwar justice in Poland, Andrew Kornbluth
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The country without a Quisling? -- "There are many Cains among us" -- Crowdsourcing genocide -- Hearts grown brutal -- The special courts -- Rewriting the narrative of the past -- Between politics and retribution -- The district courts -- Cold War considerations -- The principles of socialist humanism -- The math of amnesty -- Conclusion: The conspiracy of memory
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780674249134
Lccn
2020033862
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1196841404
Label
The August trials : the Holocaust and postwar justice in Poland, Andrew Kornbluth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The country without a Quisling? -- "There are many Cains among us" -- Crowdsourcing genocide -- Hearts grown brutal -- The special courts -- Rewriting the narrative of the past -- Between politics and retribution -- The district courts -- Cold War considerations -- The principles of socialist humanism -- The math of amnesty -- Conclusion: The conspiracy of memory
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780674249134
Lccn
2020033862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1196841404

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