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The Resource Ordinary Jews : choice and survival during the Holocaust, Evgeny Finkel

Ordinary Jews : choice and survival during the Holocaust, Evgeny Finkel

Label
Ordinary Jews : choice and survival during the Holocaust
Title
Ordinary Jews
Title remainder
choice and survival during the Holocaust
Statement of responsibility
Evgeny Finkel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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, Krakow, 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finkel, Evgeny
Dewey number
940.53/18
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.3
LC item number
.F5664 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Survival
  • Cooperativeness
  • Adjustment (Psychology)
  • Resistance (Philosophy)
  • Escape (Psychology)
Label
Ordinary Jews : choice and survival during the Holocaust, Evgeny Finkel
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223118858464
  • 31223118858456
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 -- Setting the stage : Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust -- What did the Jews know? -- Cooperation and collaboration -- Coping and compliance -- Evasion -- Resistance -- Conclusions -- Appendix 1. Data and archival methods -- Appendix 2. Distribution of strategies -- Appendix 3. Beyond the three ghettos : econometric analysis of uprisings
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780691172576
Lccn
2016043204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 958799653
  • (OCoLC)958799653
Label
Ordinary Jews : choice and survival during the Holocaust, Evgeny Finkel
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223118858464
  • 31223118858456
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 -- Setting the stage : Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust -- What did the Jews know? -- Cooperation and collaboration -- Coping and compliance -- Evasion -- Resistance -- Conclusions -- Appendix 1. Data and archival methods -- Appendix 2. Distribution of strategies -- Appendix 3. Beyond the three ghettos : econometric analysis of uprisings
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780691172576
Lccn
2016043204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 958799653
  • (OCoLC)958799653

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