How did the European peoples react to the murder of their neighbors? Although only a few in-depth studies of the subject exist, it is still possible to generalize about Gentile behavior and the interaction between Jews and Gentiles under the Nazi occupation. When we do so, one fact becomes apparent: There was a slight but perceptible difference between how Jews were treated in Eastern and in Western Europe. Obviously, such a difference would affect the chances a Jew had to escape or evade the Nazis. 1 A statistical analysis of Jewish victimization makes the reality behind this generalization even more clear: Although two-thirds of European Jewry was murdered by the Nazis, in half the European states, 50 percent or more of the Jewish population survived. 2