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Strangers in their Own Land: Polish Jews from Lublin to Kielce

Daniel Blatman

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 15: Focusing on Jewish Religious Life, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774716
eISBN:
9781800340725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774716.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines several aspects of the lives and experiences of the survivor community in Poland. Much has been written about relations between the new regime in Poland and the Jewish ... More


The Central Jewish Historical Commission in Poland 1944–1947

Natalia Aleksiun

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 20: Making Holocaust Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113058
eISBN:
9781800342613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113058.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter highlights the ambitious mission of documenting the martyrdom and heroism of Polish Jewry under the sponsorship of the Central Committee of Polish Jews. It details how the Central Jewish ... More


Holocaust Narratives and their Impact: Personal Identification and Communal Roles

Hannah Kliger, Bea Hollander-Goldfein, and Emilie S. Passow

in Jewishness: Expression, Identity and Representation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113454
eISBN:
9781800340336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113454.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses Holocaust survivors' stories told today not just as witness accounts, but as narratives expressing life stories that become integrated into family identities and are retold by ... More


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


Lost Landscapes: In Search of the Jews of Poland,

Agata TuszyńSka and Madeline Levine

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0046
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Agata Tuszyńska's book Lost Landscapes: In Search of the Jews in Poland (1998). In Lost Landscapes, Tuszyńska pulls together diverse threads: a literary and historical ... More


Conclusion: The 1960s and Beyond

David H. Weinberg

in Recovering a Voice: West European Jewry After the Holocaust

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764104
eISBN:
9781800340961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764104.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This concluding chapter addresses the impact of the Holocaust on established forms of collective Jewish identity and commitment in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The profound rupture in both ... More


‘My Song, You Are My Strength’: Personal Repertoires of Polish and Yiddish Songs of Young Survivors of the Łódz Ghetto

Joseph D. Toltz

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 32: Jews and Music-Making in the Polish Lands

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781906764739
eISBN:
9781800343306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764739.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates the songs in Yiddish and Polish remembered by survivors of the łódz ghetto. It draws on interviews with two teenage survivors of the łódz ghetto who settled in Australia ... 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


Return and Reconstruction

Adam Teller

in Rescue the Surviving Souls: The Great Jewish Refugee Crisis of the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691161747
eISBN:
9780691199863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161747.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the complex process of returning home after spending time as a Jewish refugee. The chaos of wartime conditions meant that there was a constant stream of Jewish refugees, often ... More


Jack Kugelmass and Jonathan Boyarin, translators and editors. From a Ruined Garden. The Memorial Books of Polish Jewry. New York: Schocken Books. 1983. Pp. xv, 275.

Władysław T. Bartoszewski

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 1: Poles and Jews: Renewing the Dialogue

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113171
eISBN:
9781800340589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113171.003.0053
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates From a Ruined Garden (1983), which was translated and edited by Jack Kugelmass and Jonathan Boyarin. How does one commemorate the destruction of millions of people, indeed of ... 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


Arnost Lustig Children of the Holocaust: (Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1995); pp. 516

Michael Greenstein

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 11: Focusing on Aspects and Experiences of Religion

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774051
eISBN:
9781800340688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774051.003.0041
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Arnost Lustig's Children of the Holocaust. Children of the Holocaust brings together two earlier collections of short stories, Night and Hope and Diamonds of the Night, as well ... More


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