This is the first English language scholarly book to describe the experiences of the over 200,000 Polish Jews who survived the war and the Holocaust in the unoccupied regions of the Soviet Union. While providing historical context and archival data, the book focuses primarily on the day-to-day lives of the Polish Jewish refugees. During the period of the war, they faced impossible choices, bewildering Soviet policies, hard labor, hunger, disease and displacement. However, most were fortunate enough to survive, only to return to Poland after the war and encounter the destruction of everything and everyone they left behind.
Survival on the Margins: Polish Jewish Refugees in the Wartime Soviet Union
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2020
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