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Daniel Blatman, Lema'an herutenu veḥerutkhem: habund bepolin 1939–1949 (For Our Freedom and Yours: The Jewish Labor Bund in Poland 1939–1949). Jerusalem: Yad Vashem and the Avraham Harmen Institute of Contemporary Jewry, 1996. xx + 410 pp.

David Engel

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0020
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A review of the book, Lema 'an herutenu veherutkhem: habund bepolin 1939–1949 (For Our Freedom and Yours: The Jewish Labor Bund in Poland 1939–1949) by Daniel Blatman is presented. Blatman's ... More


Gershon C. Bacon, The Politics of Tradition: Agudat Yisrael in Poland, 1916–1939. Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, 1996. 331 pp.

Alan Mittleman

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0019
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A review of the book, The Politics of Tradition: Agudat Yisrael in Poland, 1916–1939 by Gershon C. Bacon is presented. Students of interwar Polish Jewry, modern Jewish politics and Orthodoxy will ... More


Introduction

Gabriel N. Finder

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/9781904113058.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides a background on the ways in which Jews and Poles have remembered, represented, and memorialized the Holocaust. It recounts the effort to renew dialogue between Jewish and Polish ... More


Writing as Resistance? Bearing Witness in the Warsaw Ghetto

Zoe Vania Waxman

in Writing the Holocaust: Identity, Testimony, Representation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541546
eISBN:
9780191709739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541546.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the work of Emmanuel Ringelblum, a trained social historian and teacher, who initiated the Warsaw-based secret archives of Oneg Shabbat (Sabbath Delight: a code-name for the ... More


Creating a New Jewish Nation: The Vilna Education Society and Secular Yiddish Education in Interwar Vilna

Jordana De Bloeme

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 30: Jewish Education in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764500
eISBN:
9781800343429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764500.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the emergence of the Vilna Education Society from the peculiar situation of the war and the subsequent incorporation of Vilna into Poland. It demonstrates the Vilna Education ... More


The Jewish Soldier between Memory and Reality

Derek J. Penslar

in Jews and the Military: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138879
eISBN:
9781400848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138879.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the Jews' historic self-image as a people that shuns what the Hebrew writer S.Y. Agnon called “the craft of Esau, the waging of war.” The notion of Jews as wards of divine and ... More


Introduction

Antony Polonsky

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/9781874774600.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how Poland was one of the principal areas where the Nazis attempted to carry out their planned genocide of European Jewry. It was there that the ... More


The Ashkenaz of the South: Hungarian Jewry in the Long Nineteenth Century

Victor Karády

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 31: Poland and Hungary: Jewish Realities Compared

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764715
eISBN:
9781800343368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764715.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides a comparison of the modernization of the Jewish populations within the Polish and Hungarian societies of the long nineteenth century. Before 1919, these two groups formed the ... More


Shlomo Netzer. Ma'avak Yehudei Polin al Zekhuyotehem ha-Ezrahiyot ve-ha-Leumiyot (1918–1922) (The Struggle of Polish Jewry for Civil and National Minority Rights [1918–1922]). Tel Aviv: Tel-Aviv University Press. 1980. Pp. 338, 4 page English summary.

Gershon C. Bacon

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/9781904113171.003.0045
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses Shlomo Netzer's The Struggle of Polish Jewry for Civil and National Minority Rights (1918–1922) (1980). In this richly documented study, Shlomo Netzer surveys the formative ... More


Introduction

Antony Polonsky

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/9781874774716.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter discusses the larger theme of the spiritual life of Polish–Lithuanian Jewry and its relation to the wider religious history of the Jews. There are a number of problems in ... More


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

Gabriel N. Finder, Natalia Aleksiun, and Antony Polonsky (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113058
eISBN:
9781800342613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113058.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Although the reconciliation of Jewish and Polish memories of the Holocaust is the central issue in contemporary Polish–Jewish relations, this is the first attempt to examine these divisive memories ... 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


Statement from the Editors

Antony Polonsky (ed.)

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/9781904113171.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents a statement from the book's editors. Polish Jewry was one of the largest and most important Jewish communities in the world. By the late seventeenth century, nearly ... 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


Trunk’s Poyln: Its Place in Jewish Polish History

Anna Clarke

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/9781874774051.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies Jehiel Isaiah Trunk's Poyln and its place in Jewish Polish history. Trunk's Poyln is more than just an autobiography. In the words of Trunk's nephew, the historian Isaiah Trunk, ... More


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

Antony Polonsky (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113171
eISBN:
9781800340589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113171.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores central themes in Jewish and European history. Polish Jewry was one of the largest and most important Jewish communities in the world. By the late seventeenth century, nearly ... More


The Scholarly Activities of Chone Shmeruk in Poland

Józef A. Gierowski

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/9781874774716.003.0045
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores Professor Chone Shmeruk’s scholarly activities. His outlook was based on two important factors. First, as a scholar he understood that research on the history of Polish Jewry — ... More


The Question of the Assimilation of Jews in the Polish Kingdom (1864-1897): An Interpretive Essay

Alina Cała

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/9781904113171.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the question of the assimilation of Jews in the Kingdom of Poland. What had in fact occurred to 19th-century Polish Jewry? Firstly, the idea developed that its social structure ... More


The Magnate-Jewish Symbiosis: Hungarian and Polish Variations on a Theme

Howard Lupovitch

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 31: Poland and Hungary: Jewish Realities Compared

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764715
eISBN:
9781800343368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764715.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the relationship between Jews and nobles in Poland and Hungary, where noble patronage was a critical part of Jewish life. In numerous European countries, and especially in ... More


Barbara and Leszek Amatys and Wieslaw Stradomski: Historia filmu polskiego, ii: 1930–1939 (Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Artystyczne i Filmowe, 1988); pp. 406

Natan Gross

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/9781874774051.003.0035
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at the second volume of The History of Polish Film, written by Barbara and Leszek Amatys, together with Wiesław Stradomski. Stradomski compiled the first part, about the legal, ... More


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