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Introduction

Daniel Kupfert Heller

in Jabotinsky's Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174754
eISBN:
9781400888627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174754.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides a background of the Betar youth movement in Poland in the 1930s. Like dozens of Zionist youth movements operating in the country at the time, Betar promised to ... More


In Independent Lithuania: “Vilna is the birthplace of everything” October 1939–June 1940

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/9780804762489.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses events in Lithuania between October 1939 and June 1940. These include the arrival of the Red Army on 19 September 1939, who were received by the Jews as the city's saviors from ... More


‘Really wants to direct’: formative years

Tony Whitehead

in Mike Leigh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072369
eISBN:
9781781703298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072369.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter begins with the discussion about Mike Leigh's parents and explains how he inculcated a desire to direct films. As a child, Leigh was a keen cinemagoer, experiencing a traditional diet of ... More


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