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Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Masses of Jews in the Diaspora, especially the young generation streaming out of the disintegrating shtetl, now embraced the conquests of the Jewish revolution: the new parties and the new culture ... More


Language as a Unifying Force

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Jewish Secular Polysystem that arose in Eastern Europe had the character of an almost-State. Indeed, in the crowded Jewish communities or city quarters, the population lived within such a Jewish ... More


Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906

Ellie R. Schainker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798280
eISBN:
9781503600249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798280.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Confessions of the Shtetl explores Jewish conversions to a variety of Christian confessions in nineteenth-century imperial Russia. The book analyzes the surprisingly restrained policy of the Russian ... More


New York City, the Jews, and “The Urban Experience”

Lederhendler Eli

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/9780195134681.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter argues that it is only the Jewish neighborhood that has been cast in the Jewish imagination as an urban Jewish space, as if not much about the urban experience is pertinent to Jewish ... More


Conflicting Memories in the Shtetlekh Gąbin, Suchowola, Brańsk and Luboml

Maurizio Cinquegrani

in Journey to Poland: Documentary Landscapes of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474403573
eISBN:
9781474453592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403573.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores narratives of return in a series of documentaries filmed on the sites of memory of Jewish life in Poland. It focuses on the role played by the Poles in the persecution of the ... More


The Cross and Other Jewish Stories

Lamed Shapiro

Leah Garrett (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110692
eISBN:
9780300134698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110692.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Lamed Shapiro (1878–1948) was the author of groundbreaking and controversial short stories, novellas, and essays. Himself a tragic figure, Shapiro led a life marked by frequent ocean crossing, ... More


Regina Renz Społeczeństwo małomiasteczkowe w województwie kieleckim 1918–1939: (Kielce: Wyższa Szkoła Pedagogiczna, 1990); pp. 237 Krzysztof Urbański Kieleccy Żydzi (Kielce: Pracownie Konserwacji Zabytków w Kielcach, 1992); pp. 279

Samuel D. Kassow

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/9781874774051.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies Regina Renz's Small-Town Society in the Kielce Province and Krzysztof Urbański's The Jews of Kielce. Renz begins her study of small-town society in the Kielce region with a very ... More


Norman Salsitz, as told to Richard Skolnik: A Jewish Boyhood in Poland: Remembering Kolbuszowa (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1992); pp. xvi 126116 illus.

Jerzy Tomaszewski

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/9781874774051.003.0033
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines how Richard Skolnik spent many hours taping the recollections of Norman Salsitz, who was born in the small Polish town of Kolbuszowa in 1920. These tapes are the basis of a book ... 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


Rachel Ertel. Le Shtetl. La bourgade juive de Pologne de la tradition a la modenité. Paris: Payot. 1982. Pp. 321.

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/9781904113171.003.0054
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Rachel Ertel's Le Shtetl (1982). One of the most unusual characteristics of Poland as compared with other European countries, was a large Jewish presence in villages and ... More


Solidarity: Kin, Party, Neighborhood

Hannah Pollin-Galay

in Ecologies of Witnessing: Language, Place, and Holocaust Testimony

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300226041
eISBN:
9780300235531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226041.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explores how witnesses define social belonging before, during, and after the Holocaust. The most visible treatments of “the Holocaust family” in scholarship and popular culture build off ... More


Countryside, Shtetl, City: The Murders of Mazovia, Jedwabne and Kielce

Maurizio Cinquegrani

in Journey to Poland: Documentary Landscapes of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474403573
eISBN:
9781474453592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403573.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explore documentaries focusing on the murder of Jews at the hands of their Polish neighbours. It explores the ways in which the controversies surrounding the events have been addressed ... More


The Marketplaces of Postmemory in the Shtetlekh Eishyshok, Delatyn, Opatów, Zdunska Wola, Urzejowice and Pińczów

Maurizio Cinquegrani

in Journey to Poland: Documentary Landscapes of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474403573
eISBN:
9781474453592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403573.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on further case studies looking at the shtetlekh as sites of postmemory experienced by the second generation and on the impact of the Holocaust on these places. In particular, ... More


Dancing at Two Weddings: Mazel between Exile and Diaspora

Murray Baumgarten

in Diasporas and Exiles: Varieties of Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228641
eISBN:
9780520926899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228641.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Rebecca Goldstein's 1995 novel, Mazel. Galut is characterized by powerlessness, halachic constriction, dislocation, and anguish, in contrast with the diaspora's possibility of ... More


A Jewish Life on Three Continents: The Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783637
eISBN:
9780804786201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783637.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden, translated from the original Hebrew, edited, and annotated by his historian grandson, recounts the history of the author’s family back several generations and ... More


Simkhe Plakhte: From ‘Folklore’ to Literary Artefact

Seth L. Wolitz

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/9781874774730.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates the Polish Jewish folk motif and figure of Simkhe Plakhte. This topic deserves closer attention because of its wide popularity and extensive literary reworking among Polish ... More


Where They Came From

Ruth Gay

in Safe Among the Germans: Liberated Jews After World War II

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092714
eISBN:
9780300133127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092714.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the phenomenon of the thousands of Jews from Eastern Europe freely choosing to migrate to Germany in the first years after World War II. What many did not know was that the ... More


Music from a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia

Harriet Murav

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774437
eISBN:
9780804779043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774437.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores the uniquely Jewish space created by Jewish authors working within the limitations of the Soviet cultural system. It situates Russian- and Yiddish-language authors in the same ... More


Everyday Life and the Shtetl: A Historiography

Jeffrey Veidlinger

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/9781906764500.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter talks about the historiography and idea of the shtetl that has become so romanticized in the Jewish imagination of today that it has become difficult to separate fact from fiction. It ... More


Taming the Shtetl

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/9780691174754.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at the efforts of Betar's leaders in Warsaw to capture the hearts and minds of Jewish youth in provincial towns across central and eastern Poland. Armed with long-standing ... More


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