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Jews in Poland: A Documentary History - The Rise of Jews as a Nation from Congressus Judaicus in Poland to the Knesset in Israel Paperback – 1 Dec 1993

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This classical historical work describes the rise of Jews as a nation and the crucial role that the Polish-Jewish community played in its development.

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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent treatment of a misrepresented subject 14 April 2000
By Mariusz T. Wesolowski - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Iwo Pogonowski's book is a veritable mine of information about Polish-Jewish relations since the Middle Ages. This subject has been badly distorted in the English-language publications, mostly for reasons that have nothing to do either with history or honesty. "Jews in Poland" needs to be read slowly, in small doses, with frequent returns because sometimes a very important fact is hidden in a footnote or some such obscure place. This volume looks and reads like a scrapbook, and the impression is reinforced by its graphic aspect.
"Jews in Poland" is full of very instructional maps and diagrams, it also carries a good selection of illustrations (although their quality is rather so-so). All in all, a book that stands head and shoulders over any other treatment of Jewish-Polish history in the English language.
43 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sets the Record Straight on Polish-Jewish Relations 7 Jun. 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In recent years, there has been a great deal of emphasis on Polish anti-Semitism. This is despite the fact that anti-Semitism existed virtually everywhere, and in Poland never approached the level which Jews encounted in many other European nations. Moreover, the positive aspects of Polish-Jewish relationships have been virtually ignored. Pogonowski's excellent book does much to show, in fact, how Jewish communities flourished in Poland.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Poland: A Long-Term Haven for Jews 13 Mar. 2001
By Jan Peczkis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Despite the frictions and mutual prejudices which sometimes developed between Poles and Jews, the fact remains that Poland was historically one of the most tolerant nations in the world for Jews. If the fact that 80% of the world's Jews, at one time, made their home in Poland does not prove this fact, then what does? This book makes it clear that Poland had been centuries ahead of others in terms of human rights and religious tolerance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 16 May 2016
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Excellent book, unbiased and very informative
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