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Beyond violence : Jewish survivors in Poland and Slovakia, 1944-48 / Anna Cichopek-Gajraj

Publication | Library Call Number: DS134.55 .C53 2014
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"This book tells a story of Polish and Slovak Holocaust survivors returning to homes that no longer existed in the aftermath of the Second World War. It focuses on their daily efforts to rebuild their lives in the radically changed political and social landscape of post-war Eastern Europe. Such an analysis is important since it shifts the perspective from post-war violence and emigration to post-war reconstruction. Using a comparative approach, Anna Cichopek-Gajraj discusses survivors' journeys home, their struggles to retain citizenship and repossess property, their coping with antisemitism, and their efforts to return to 'normality'. She emphasises the everyday communal and personal experiences of survivors in the context of their relationships with non-Jews. In essence, by focusing on the daily efforts of Polish and Slovak Jews to rebuild their lives, the author investigates the limits of belonging in Eastern Europe after the Holocaust"-- Provided by publisher.
"This book tells a story of Polish and Slovak Holocaust survivors returning to homes that no longer existed in the aftermath of the Second World War. It focuses on their daily efforts to rebuild their lives in the radically changed political and social landscape of post-war Eastern Europe. Such an analysis is important since it shifts the perspective from post-war violence and emigration to post-war reconstruction"-- Provided by publisher.

Series
New studies in European history
New studies in European history.
Format
Book
Author/Creator
Cichopek-Gajraj, Anna, 1954- author.
Published
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, [2014]
©2014
Includes bibliographical references and index
Language
English
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