Migrant Knowledge

New Book from the Network: The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia

Wolf Gruner’s 2016 monograph is now available in English as The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia: Czech Initiatives, German Policies, Jewish Responses (Berghahn). Also published in Czech, and soon to be released in Hebrew, the book speaks to the theme of migrant knowledge in a couple of ways. First, it attends to Jewish refugees before the German occupation and especially to Jewish deportation and flight thereafter.

Second, as a prize committee noted of the original publication, the book “challenges assumptions that Jews passively accepted their fate, by documenting their creative and tenacious struggle.” Where agency is visible, there are also opportunities to think about the social actors’ knowledge.

Check out the book’s table of contents and introduction at the publisher’s website and Wolf Gruner’s interview with Kelly McFall on the New Books Network.