The Resource Ordinary Jews : choice and survival during the Holocaust, Evgeny Finkel, (electronic resource)

Ordinary Jews : choice and survival during the Holocaust, Evgeny Finkel, (electronic resource)

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Ordinary Jews : choice and survival during the Holocaust
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Ordinary Jews
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choice and survival during the Holocaust
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Evgeny Finkel
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Language
eng
Summary
How Jewish responses during the Holocaust shed new light on the dynamics of genocide and political violence Focusing on the choices and actions of Jews during the Holocaust, Ordinary Jews examines the different patterns of behavior of civilians targeted by mass violence. Relying on rich archival material and hundreds of survivors' testimonies, Evgeny Finkel presents a new framework for understanding the survival strategies in which Jews engaged: cooperation and collaboration, coping and compliance, evasion, and resistance. Finkel compares Jews' behavior in three Jewish ghettos-Minsk, Kraków, and Białystok-and shows that Jews' responses to Nazi genocide varied based on their experiences with prewar policies that either promoted or discouraged their integration into non-Jewish society. Finkel demonstrates that while possible survival strategies were the same for everyone, individuals' choices varied across and within communities. In more cohesive and robust Jewish communities, coping-confronting the danger and trying to survive without leaving-was more organized and successful, while collaboration with the Nazis and attempts to escape the ghetto were minimal. In more heterogeneous Jewish communities, collaboration with the Nazis was more pervasive, while coping was disorganized. In localities with a history of peaceful interethnic relations, evasion was more widespread than in places where interethnic relations were hostile. State repression before WWII, to which local communities were subject, determined the viability of anti-Nazi Jewish resistance. Exploring the critical influences shaping the decisions made by Jews in Nazi-occupied eastern Europe, Ordinary Jews sheds new light on the dynamics of collective violence and genocide
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Midwest
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1978-
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Finkel, Evgeny
Dewey number
940.53/18
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Survival
  • Cooperativeness
  • Adjustment (Psychology)
  • Resistance (Philosophy)
  • Escape (Psychology)
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Ordinary Jews : choice and survival during the Holocaust, Evgeny Finkel, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9781400884926
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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13281820
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MWT13281820
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Ordinary Jews : choice and survival during the Holocaust, Evgeny Finkel, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400884926
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13281820
Publisher number
MWT13281820
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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