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    The Wrong Family Holocaust Story: Survival of Polish Jews in Stalin's Russia

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    CGIS South Building, Belfer Case Study Room (Room S020), Harvard University Campus, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

    Ellen G. Friedman’s presentation centers on the largely unknown story of Polish Jews who were saved from Hitler by Stalin. This story is at the center of her new book, The Seven, A Family Holocaust Story. Of the 3.3 million Jews in Poland before WWII, only about 350,000 survived, most of them by being banished to remote areas in the USSR. The reasons for the obscurity of this Holocaust narrative relate to its being the “wrong” story. Not about concentration camps, this story was buried by historians and by Polish Jews, themselves, who felt they were low on the “hierarchy of...

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