“ . . . a chronicle of man’s bestiality to man, and therefore the few exceptional instances of courage and humanity shine forth with particular brightness.” —The Russian Review
"Essential reading for any holocaust course." —Religious Studies Review
Bitter Legacy collects scholarship from America, Israel, Russia, Germany, and the Ukraine on the perpetration of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union and its lasting consequences from the postwar period through post-Soviet times. Newly accessible wartime archives in the former Soviet Union provide chilling details of what happened, of collaboration with the Nazis, and of rescue efforts, too.