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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


Placing the Ghetto: Warsaw and Budapest, 1939–1945

Tim Cole

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/9781906764715.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter identifies the similarities between the ghettos in Warsaw and Budapest. The ghettos developed in very different contexts: Poland was occupied in 1939 and the ghetto in Warsaw sealed in ... More


Warsaw 1944

Anthony James Joes

in Urban Guerrilla Warfare

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124377
eISBN:
9780813134833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124377.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

The Warsaw Rising of 1944 during World War II has been called the “archetypal model of urban guerrilla warfare”. After the Nazis quashed the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1941, many of the surviving ... More


Conclusion

Barbara Epstein

in The Minsk Ghetto 1941-1943: Jewish Resistance and Soviet Internationalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242425
eISBN:
9780520931336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242425.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Warsaw ghetto uprising and strategy of internal revolt has been the golden standard of the Holocaust resistance. In much of the literature that delved into the Holocaust period, internal ... More


Warsaw and Budapest, 1939–1945: Two Ghettos, Two Policies, Two Outcomes

László Karsai

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/9781906764715.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides a comparison of the histories of the Warsaw and Budapest ghettos. Prior to the Second World War, a significant number of Jews lived in both cities. However, their fates were ... More


Fighting for Honor in the Warsaw Ghetto

Rachel L. Einwohner

in Hope and Honor: Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780190079437
eISBN:
9780190079475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079437.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 3 explains how framing and assessments of threat led to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. It shows that while the ghetto residents were initially unaware of the Nazi regime’s genocidal plans, they ... More


Jewish Converts in Nineteenth-Century Warsaw

Todd M. Endelman

in Broadening Jewish History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113010
eISBN:
9781800342606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113010.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter recounts 445,000 Jews who crowded into the Warsaw ghetto in which 2,000 Christians were of Jewish origin. It describes how Jewish converts enjoyed de facto a privileged social position ... More


Poland: Cultural Diplomacy through A Survivor from Warsaw

Joy H. Calico

in Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281868
eISBN:
9780520957701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281868.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Herbert Kegel and the Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir also gave the Polish premiere of A Survivor from Warsaw when they performed it at the Warsaw Autumn Festival on September 28, 1958. ... More


Yisrael Gutman, The Jews of Warsaw 1939-1943: Ghetto, Underground, Revolt. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 1982. Pp. 487.

Edward D. Wynot Jr.

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/9781904113171.003.0049
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Yisrael Gutman's The Jews of Warsaw 1939–1943: Ghetto, Underground, Revolt (1982). Yisrael Gutman, Professor of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Director ... More


The Author of Himself: The Life of Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691206066
eISBN:
9780691206059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691206066.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The author of this book was born into a Jewish family in Poland in 1920, and he moved to Berlin as a boy. There he discovered his passion for literature and began a complex affair with German ... More


Studying Jewish Resistance

Rachel L. Einwohner

in Hope and Honor: Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780190079437
eISBN:
9780190079475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079437.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 1 opens with a description of the memorials along the Path of Remembrance in Warsaw, in what used to be the Warsaw Ghetto—home to nearly one-half million Jews during World War II. Many of ... More


Introduction

Joy H. Calico

in Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281868
eISBN:
9780520957701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281868.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The introduction places A Survivor from Warsaw in the culture of early American Holocaust memorials and then situates its subsequent performance and reception history in postwar Europe using Marita ... More


The Road Leads Far Away: Review of A Surplus of Memory {1993}

Irving Howe

in A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300203660
eISBN:
9780300210583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1993 review of A Surplus of Memory, a book containing the memoirs of Yitzhak Zuckerman. Zuckerman, who used the pseudonym “Antek” in the underground, was a leader ... More


’The children ceased to be children’: Day-Care Centres at Refugee Shelters in the Warsaw Ghetto

Katarzyna Person

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/9781906764500.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents translations and analysis of a set of documents from Emanuel Ringelblum's Oneg Shabbat Archive from the Warsaw ghetto. It describes the products of interwar Poland's educational ... More


Karin Wolff, editor. Hiob 1943. Ein Requiem für das Warschauer Ghetto. Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchner Verlag. 1983. Pp. 322.

Władysław 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/9781904113171.003.0051
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Karin Wolff's invaluable and successful anthology of poetry and prose, entitled Hiob 1943. A Requiem for the Warsaw ghetto. The anthology contains 50 literary texts and accounts ... More


Introduction

Katarzyna Person

in Warsaw Ghetto Police: The Jewish Order Service during the Nazi Occupation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754074
eISBN:
9781501754098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754074.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes lawyers, engineers, young yeshiva graduates, and sons of businessmen with connections that came from Warsaw and its suburbs, such as Łódz. It recounts the autumn of 1940 when ... More


Obituaries: Władysław Szpilman 1911‒2000

Michael C. Steinlauf and Antony Polonsky (eds)

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0048
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an obituary for Polish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman. Szpilman's initial training as a pianist was at the Frederick Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. In 1931, he ... More


Three Essays on Jewish Education during the Nazi Occupation

Marian Małowist

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/9781874774600.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents three essays on Jewish education during the Nazi occupation. The first essay, entitled ‘The Spiritual Attitude of Jewish Youth in the Period before the Second World War and in ... More


East Germany: Antifascism and A Survivor from Warsaw

Joy H. Calico

in Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281868
eISBN:
9780520957701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281868.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A Survivor officially breached the iron curtain on April 15, 1958, when Herbert Kegel and the Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra performed the work in concert. The performance is situated within the ... More


The Shame of Exile and the Zionist Recovery of Jewish Dignity

Ehud Luz

in Wrestling with an Angel: Power, Morality, and Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092936
eISBN:
9780300129298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092936.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the Jewish recognition of the shame of exile and the role of Zionism in the recovery of Jewish dignity. It discusses the view of Jewish nationalist thinkers that passive ... More


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