06/14/2010 01:43 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jews, Poles & Nazis: The Terrible History (New York Review)

In his magnificent and humane microhistory, Christopher Browning has drawn on the "written, transcribed, and/or taped accounts of 292" Jewish survivors, most of them from Wierzbnik, who shared a similar experience of the war. He treats these testimonies as historical sources, believing that according them "a privileged position not subject to the same critical analysis and rules of evidence as other sources will merely discredit and undermine the reputation of Holocaust scholarship itself."

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