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Kielce
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In the southeastern Polish city of Kielce more than 40 Jewish Holocaust survivors and returnees from the Soviet Union were murdered on July 4, 1946, one year after the end of the war. The perpetrators were incited by rumors about the abduction and murder of Christian children. As the news spread, attacks on Jews took place along the railroad tracks to and from Kielce; in total as many as 80 people were killed on this day. The riots …

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Gross, Jan T., “Kielce”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 30 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0404>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106



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