Bitter Legacy

Bitter Legacy

Confronting the Holocaust in the USSR
Zvi Gitelman
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/22/1997
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-33359-9
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... 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.

Author Bio

ZVI GITELMAN is Professor of Political Science and Director of Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He is author of A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the Present and Jewish Nationality and Soviet Politics: The Jewish Sections of the CPSU, 1917-1930.

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Table of Contents

1. Soviet Jewry Before the Holocaust Zvi Gitelman
2. Politics and the Historiography of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union Zvi Gitelman
3. The Holocaust and Ukrainian Jews Shmuel Spector
4. The Ukrainian Population and the Nazi Genocide of the Jews M. I. Koval
5. Metropolitan Andrei Sheptyts’kyi and the Complexities of Ukrainian-Jewish Relations Shimon Redlich
6. Antisemitism in Ukraine toward the End of the Second World War Mordechai Altshuler
7. From White Terror to Holocaust in Lithuania: Nazi Policy towards the Jews in the Reichskommissariat
Ostland, June-December 1941 Michael MacQueen
8. "Inventing" the Holocaust for Latvia: New Research Hans-Heinrich Wilhelm
9. Jewish Refugees from Poland in the USSR, 1939-1946 Yosef Litvak
10. Jewish Warfare and the Participation of Jews in Combat in the Soviet Union: Soviet and Western
Historiography Mordechai Altshuler
11. Jewish-Lithuanian Relations during World War II: History and Rhetoric Sara Shner-Neshamit
12. Lithuanian-Jewish Relations in the Shadow of the Holocaust: Some Recent Lithuanian Discussions Introduced and annotated by Sima Ycikas
13. The Holocaust and the Armed Struggle in Belorussia as Reflected in Soviet Literature and Works by
Emigres in the West Shalom Cholawski
14. Soviet Jews under Nazi Occupation in Northeastern Belarus and Northern Russia Daniel Romanovsky
15. German Orders
16. Implementation
17. Eyewitness Accounts
18. Rescue
19. Collaboration and Resistance
20. Antisemitic Legacy of the Holocaust