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Author Epstein, Barbara Leslie, 1944-

Title The Minsk ghetto, 1941-1943 : Jewish resistance and Soviet internationalism / Barbara Epstein.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 351 p.)
Physical Medium polychrome.
Description text file
Series The S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies
The S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-335) and index.
Contents Jewish-Byelorussian solidarity in World War II Minsk -- Why Minsk was different -- The Minsk ghetto -- The ghetto underground -- Solidarity in wartime Minsk -- Going to the partisans -- The Soviet betrayal of the Minsk underground -- Strategies of resistance elsewhere: the Kovno ghetto.
Summary "Drawing from engrossing survivors' accounts, many never before published, The Minsk Ghetto 1941-1943 recounts a heroic yet little-known chapter in Holocaust history. In vivid and moving detail, Barbara Epstein chronicles the history of a Communist-led resistance movement inside the Minsk ghetto, which, through its links to its Belarussian counterpart outside the ghetto and with help from others, enabled thousands of ghetto Jews to flee to the surrounding forests, where they joined partisan units fighting the Germans. Telling a story that stands in stark contrast to what transpired across much of Eastern Europe, where Jews found few reliable allies in the face of the Nazi threat, this book captures the texture of life inside and outside the Minsk ghetto, evoking the harsh conditions, the life-threatening situations, and the friendships that helped many escape almost certain death. Epstein also explores how and why this resistance movement, unlike better known movements at places like Warsaw, Vilna, and Kovno, was able to rely on collaboration with those outside ghetto walls. She finds that an internationalist ethos fostered by two decades of Soviet rule, in addition to other factors, made this extraordinary story possible"--Provided by publisher.
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Subject Jews -- Belarus -- Minsk -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jewish resistance -- Belarus -- Minsk.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Belarus -- Minsk.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Belarus -- Minsk.
Belarus -- History -- German occupation, 1941-1944.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Belarus.
Minsk (Belarus) -- Ethnic relations.
HISTORY -- Holocaust.
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
Ethnic relations
Underground movements, War
Belarus -- Minsk
Soviet Union
World War (1939-1945)
Jewish Holocaust (1939-1945)
German Occupation of Belarus (Belarus : 1941-1944)
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: The Minsk ghetto, 1941-1943 Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008. 9780520242425 (alk. paper) (DLC) 2008003977
ISBN 9780520931336 ebook
9780520242425 (alk. paper)
0520242424 (alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786611752613