The Jews of Poznań
The Holocaust swept away the centuries-old Jewish community of Pozna˝ in western Poland. Zbigniew Pakula traces the history of that community, its institutions, and its response to crucial but little-known events like the expulsion of Polish Jews from Germany in 1938. The Jews of Pozna˝ however, is not only about destruction, but also about survival and the way that the memory of a lost world can endure as a cornerstone of individual identity. Pakula locates the remaining Jews of Pozna˝, now living scattered around the world. He accompanies them as they reminisce, meet old friends, or return to walk again the streets of what will always be their city.
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The Jews of Poznari
WHO SAVES ONE LIFE
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