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The Bricha (Escape from Europe) and the East European Survivors' Brigade: “A nightmarish … awful wandering” January–July 1945

in The Fall of a Sparrow: The Life and Times of Abba Kovner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762489
eISBN:
9780804772525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762489.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter details Kovner's activities from January to July 1945. Kovner left Vilna for Lublin, Poland, in December 1944, where he stayed until the beginning of March 1945. Ideas that he had begun ... More


Eberhard Rebling, Lin Jaldati, and Yiddish Music in East Germany, 1949–1962

David Shneer

in Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199367481
eISBN:
9780199367504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367481.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the unique musical career of Lin Jaldati, a Dutch-born Holocaust survivor, and her German husband Eberhard Rebling. When they settled in East Germany in 1952, Jaldati became ... More


Nakam: The Blood of Israel Will Take Revenge: “To kill six million Germans” August 1945–December 1947

in The Fall of a Sparrow: The Life and Times of Abba Kovner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762489
eISBN:
9780804772525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762489.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter considers Kovner's thoughts of revenge. Upon learning of the extent of Jews' suffering, Kovner and his comrades were overtaken by the idea of vengeance. It became their most important ... More


Cultural Studies, Literature, and Thought

Hanoch Ben-Pazi, Robert M. Seltzer, Rafi Tsirkin-Sadan, Jordan Finkin, and Jeffrey Shandler

in The Social Scientific Study of Jewry: Sources, Approaches, Debates

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199363490
eISBN:
9780190254650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199363490.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter presents a selection of book review essays which investigate the topics of cultural studies, literature, and thought. The first book examines the meaning of Judaism and Jewishness in the ... More


From the Land of the Holocaust to the Land of Life: “Mammeh, may I cry now?” July–December 1944

in The Fall of a Sparrow: The Life and Times of Abba Kovner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762489
eISBN:
9780804772525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762489.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter details Kovner's return to Vilna in July 1944. Even before his return, Kovner knew that virtually nothing was left. Almost all his high school friends and teachers had been killed at ... More


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