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Anti-Jewish violence : rethinking the pogrom in East European history /
edited by Jonathan Dekel-Chen ... [et al.].
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Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, c2011.
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xvi, 220 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9780253355201 (cl. : alk. paper)
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Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, c2011.
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9780253355201 (cl. : alk. paper)
contents note
What's in a pogrom? European Jews in the age of violence / David Engel -- 1915 and the war pogrom paradigm in the Russian empire / Eric Lohr -- The role of personality in the first (1914-1915) Russian occupation of Galicia and Bukovina / Peter Holquist -- Freedom, shortages, violence: the origins of the "revolutionary anti-Jewish pogrom" in Russia, 1917-1918 / Vladimir P. Buldakov -- Preventing pogroms: patterns in Jewish politics in early twentieth-century Russia / Vladimir Levin -- The sword hanging over their heads: the significance of pogrom for Russian Jewish everyday life and self-understanding (the case of Kiev) / Natan M. Meir -- The possibility of the impossible: pogroms in Eastern Siberia / Lilia Kalmina -- Was Lithuania a pogrom-free zone? (1881-1940) / Vladas Sirutavičius and Darius Staliūnas -- The missing pogroms of Belorussia, 1881-1882: conditions and motives of an absence of violence / Claire Le Foll -- Ethnic conflict and modernization in the interwar period: the case of Soviet Belorussia / Arkadi Zeltser -- Defusing the ethnic bomb: resolving local conflict through philanthropy in the interwar USSR / Jonathan Dekel-Chen.
general note
"The idea for this book originated at an international academic conference held in Stockholm in May 2005, titled "Anti-Jewish violence: reconceptualizing the pogrom in European history, 17th-20th century."--Introduction.
catalogue key
7355623
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Anti-Jewish Violence, a major scholarly achievement, is indispensable reading for everybody interested in Russian Jewish history.
"Anti-Jewish Violence, a major scholarly achievement, is indispensable reading for everybody interested in Russian Jewish history." -- H-Judaic, September, 2011
"Anti-Jewish Violence, a major scholarly achievement, is indispensable reading for everybody interested in Russian Jewish history." -H-Judaic, September, 2011
[A] very welcome addition to collections on Jewish history and society...
"[A] very welcome addition to collections on Jewish history and society..." -Religious Studies Review
"[A] very welcome addition tocollections on Jewish history and society..." -Religious Studies Review
Some of the newest and most innovative work on the sources of, reactions to, and representations of anti-Jewish violence and pogroms in eastern Europe.
"Some of the newest and most innovative work on the sources of, reactions to, and representations of anti-Jewish violence and pogroms in eastern Europe." -- Jeffrey Veidlinger, author of Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire
"Some of the newest and most innovative work on the sources of, reactions to, and representations of anti-Jewish violence and pogroms in eastern Europe." -Jeffrey Veidlinger, author of Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire
"Some of the newest and most innovative work on the sources of, reactions to, and representations of anti-Jewish violence and pogroms in eastern Europe." Jeffrey Veidlinger, author of Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire
This volume is an important contribution to the study of Jewish-Russian relations from the end of the nineteenth and into the first half of the twentieth century.... [T]he articles complement each other and create an interesting and complex narrative of inter-ethnic relations in Eastern Europe and the USSR, drawing on new archival research from across the post-Soviet space.
"This volume is an important contribution to the study of Jewish-Russian relations from the end of the nineteenth and into the first half of the twentieth century.... [T]he articles complement each other and create an interesting and complex narrative of inter-ethnic relations in Eastern Europe and the USSR, drawing on new archival research from across the post-Soviet space." -Slavonic and East European Review
"This volume is an important contribution to the study of Jewish-Russian relations from the end of the nineteenth and into the first half of the twentieth century. ... [T]he articles complement each other and create an interesting and complex narrative of inter-ethnic relations in Eastern Europe and the USSR, drawing on new archival research from across the post-Soviet space."- Slavonic & East European Review (SEER) "Some of the newest and most innovative work on the sources of, reactions to, and representations of anti-Jewish violence and pogroms in eastern Europe." Jeffrey Veidlinger, author of Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire
"This volume is an important contribution to the study of Jewish-Russian relations from the end of the nineteenth and into the first half of the twentieth century. ... [T]he articles complement each other and create an interesting and complex narrative of inter-ethnic relations in Eastern Europe and the USSR, drawing on new archival research from across the post-Soviet space."-Slavonic & East European Review (SEER)"Some of the newest and most innovative work on the sources of, reactions to, and representations of anti-Jewish violence and pogroms in eastern Europe." Jeffrey Veidlinger, author of Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire
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Summaries
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Although overshadowed in historical memory by the Holocaust, the anti-Jewish pogroms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were at the time unrivaled episodes of ethnic violence. This collection of essays investigates the phenomenon of anti-Jewish violence, the local and transnational responses to pogroms, and more.
Main Description
Although overshadowed in historical memory by the Holocaust, the anti-Jewish pogroms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were at the time unrivaled episodes of ethnic violence. Incorporating newly available primary sources, this collection of groundbreaking essays by researchers from Europe, the United States, and Israel investigates the phenomenon of anti-Jewish violence, the local and transnational responses to pogroms, and instances where violence was averted. Focusing on the period from World War I through Russia's early revolutionary years, the studies include Poland, Ukraine, Belorussia, Lithuania, Crimea, and Siberia.
Main Description
Although overshadowed in historical memory by the Holocaust, the anti-Jewish pogroms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were at the time unrivalled episodes of ethnic violence. Incorporating newly available primary sources, this collection of groundbreaking essays by researchers from Europe, the United States, and Israel investigates the phenomenon of anti-Jewish violence, the local and transnational responses to pogroms, and instances where violence was averted. Focusing on the period from World War I through Russia's early revolutionary years, the studies include Poland, Ukraine, Belorussia, Lithuania, Crimea, and Siberia.
Main Description
Although overshadowed in historical memory by the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust, the anti-Jewish pogroms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were at the time unrivaled episodes of ethnic violence. Incorporating newly available primary sources, this collection of groundbreaking essays by researchers from Europe, the United States, and Israel investigates the phenomenon of anti-Jewish violence, the local and transnational responses to pogroms, and instances where violence was averted. Focusing on the period from World War I through Russia's early revolutionary years, the studies include Poland, Ukraine, Belorussia, Lithuania, Crimea, and Siberia. Through a judicious combination of detail and context, Anti-Jewish Violence opens fresh perspectives on a crucial period in the experience of modern east European Jewry.
Table of Contents
Preface: A Tributep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
Map: Sites of Major Pogromsp. xviii
Introductionp. 1
What's in a Pogrom? European Jews in the Age of Violencep. 19
Twentieth-Century Pogroms
1915 and the War Pogrom Paradigm in the Russian Empirep. 41
The Role of Personality in the First (1914-1915) Russian Occupation of Galicia and Bukovinap. 52
Freedom, Shortages, Violence: The Origins of the ôRevolutionary Anti-Jewish Pogromö in Russia, 1917-1918p. 74
Responses to Pogroms
Preventing Pogroms: Patterns in Jewish Politics in Early Twentieth-Century Russiap. 95
ôThe Sword Hanging over Their Headsö: The Significance of Pogrom for Russian Jewish Everyday Life and Self-Understanding (The Case of Kiev)p. 111
Regional Perspectives
The Possibility of the Impossible: Pogroms in Eastern Siberiap. 131
Was Lithuania a Pogrom-Free Zone? (1881-1940)p. 144
The Missing Pogroms of Belorussia, 1881-1882: Conditions and Motives of an Absence of Violencep. 159
Ethnic Conflict and Modernization in the Interwar Period: The Case of Soviet Belorussiap. 174
Defusing the Ethnic Bomb: Resolving Local Conflict through Philanthropy in the Interwar USSRp. 186
Glossaryp. 205
List of Contributorsp. 207
Indexp. 209
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