Depressing The author is a professor of European history at Brown The book is a travelogue through the towns of Jewish Galicia in what is now the Western Ukraine, prompted or inspired by the author s Mother s hometown, Buchach He shows us around these relatively impoverished small towns with the purpose of indicating what remains of the Jews who lived there, how they have been forgotten, and how the local history has been written to emphasize Ukrainian nationalism This is, of course, what most folk history is ask one of my neighbors who the Lenape were, where they lived and what happened to them That aside, I enjoyed his travelogue and pictures from my ancestors world that has vanished To summarize the true history the towns were Jewish, Ukrainian and Polish The inhabitants probably got along to some degree unless there were external destabilizing circumstances These circumstances were common in the 19th and 20th centuries So, when the Soviets came, the Ukrainian nationalists were tortured and killed then the Nazis came and the Poles and Ukrainians helped them torture and kill the Jews when the Jews were gone the Ukrainians tortured and killed the Poles then the Soviets came back and the Ukrainians were tortured and killed again Now they are free Ukrainians and they skip the parts where they don t look so good. Una obra a la que acercarse despacio, cargada de ilustraciones actuales como testimonio de lo que nos cuenta y con numerosas citas a pie de p gina donde ampliar la informaci n de cada uno de los sucesos que relata, sabiendo que lo que nos cuenta es duro pero importante S lo apto para aquellos que quieran escuchar No se trata de una historia m s de un superviviente, es la historia de alguien que quiso volver para ver con sus propios ojos en qu se hab a convertido su memoria, en olvido.Opini n completa enhttps planetaeris.wordpress.com 201 I think the best thing to do with this book is flip through and check out the pictures captions, which are awesome. I appreciated this book because my ancestors left this area in the 1870 s I can only imagine that all my extended family was murdered This isn t trauma porn if you re looking for personal horrifying stories, this isn t the book for you But if you are interested in a thoughtful, researched take on how Ukrainian national interests have made it nearly impossible to detect a once vibrant Jewish community in the country, I recommend it. In Erased, Omer Bartov Uncovers The Rapidly Disappearing Vestiges Of The Jews Of Western Ukraine, Who Were Rounded Up And Murdered By The Nazis During World War II With Help From The Local Populace What Begins As A Deeply Personal Chronicle Of The Holocaust In His Mother S Hometown Of Buchach In Former Eastern Galicia Carries Him On A Journey Across The Region And Back Through History This Poignant Travelogue Reveals The Complete Erasure Of The Jews And Their Removal From Public Memory, A Blatant Act Of Forgetting Done In The Service Of A Fiercely Aggressive Ukrainian Nationalism Bartov, A Leading Holocaust Scholar, Discovers That To Make Sense Of The Heartbreaking Events Of The War, He Must First Grapple With The Complex Interethnic Relationships And Conflicts That Have Existed There For Centuries Visiting Twenty Ukrainian Towns, He Recreates The Histories Of The Vibrant Jewish And Polish Communities Who Once Lived There And Describes What Is Left Today Following Their Brutal And Complete Destruction Bartov Encounters Jewish Cemeteries Turned Into Marketplaces, Synagogues Made Into Garbage Dumps, And Unmarked Burial Pits From The Mass Killings He Bears Witness To The Hastily Erected Monuments Following Ukraine S Independence In , Memorials That Glorify Leaders Who Collaborated With The Nazis In The Murder Of Jews He Finds That The Newly Independent Ukraine With Its Ethnically Cleansed And Deeply Anti Semitic Population Has Recreated Its Past By Suppressing All Memory Of Its Victims Illustrated With Dozens Of Hauntingly Beautiful Photographs From Bartov S Travels, Erased Forces Us To Recognize The Shocking Intimacy Of Genocide
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- 232 pages
- Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine
- Omer Bartov
- 05 April 2017 Omer Bartov