Erased : vanishing traces of Jewish Galicia in present-day Ukraine /

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-...

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Main Author: Bartov, Omer.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
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Summary: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.
Physical Description:xvii, 232 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-223) and indexes.
ISBN:9780691131214
069113121X