— A senior state historian in Poland is seeking the exhumation of bodies of Jews murdered by Polish villagers, citing a witness whom he sai…
Amid a public debate about the complicity of Poles in the murder of Jews in the Holocaust, Poland’s education minister implied that historical accounts of such atrocities are inconclusive.
150 people attended a commemoration on the 75th anniversary of a massacre of hundreds of Polish Jews by their neighbors.
When a right-wing Polish government wants to repress history by silencing a controversial historian, American Jews must speak up, Liam Hoare writes.
In 1941, the Polish villagers of Jedwabne engaged in an orgy of killing aimed at their Jewish neighbors. Anna Bikont tells this story in her book, ‘The Crime and the Silence.’
The remains of victims from the Jedwabne pogrom were reburied at a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the massacre in the Polish town.
In the exemplary Wilma Theater production (and U.S. premiere) of Tadeusz Slobodzianek’s “Our Class,” a scrim-veiled, eerily illuminated representation of a barn does triple duty. It serves, first of all, as the stage version of the barn where, in 1941, as many as 1,600 Jewish residents of the town of Jedwabne were herded and then immolated by their Polish neighbors. It is also a sort of spirit world where the dead wander, as the living narrate the story of the massacre and its aftermath. Finally, its shape evokes a church, a reminder of the role that Catholic institutions and beliefs played in fostering anti-Semitic atrocities.