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Author Bartov, Omer.

Title Erased : vanishing traces of Jewish Galicia in present-day Ukraine / Omer Bartov
Published Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, [2007]


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Description xvii, 232 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents The borderland -- Travels in the borderland -- Return
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 Ukranian 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."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online (Table of contents)
Subject Jews -- Ukraine -- Galicia, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Ukraine -- Galicia, Eastern -- History -- 21st century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Ukraine -- Galicia, Eastern -- Influence.
Galicia, Eastern (Ukraine) -- Ethnic relations.
LC no. 2007017231
ISBN 9780691131214 (hbk.)
069113121X (hbk.)