Lead:   On July 4, 1946 in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust, the most egregious act of genocide in human history, Polish citizens massacred hundreds of Jews in Kielce, Poland.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: At the outbreak of World War II, Poland apparently happily hosted the second largest Jewish community in the world with a population of 3.3 million. During the inter-war years, Jews had thrived in commerce and culture. Yet, as in Germany to the west, there was a resurgence of anti-Semitism in the 1930s. Many Poles did not consider Jews to be part of their national identity.


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