Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 3

BookPolin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 3

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 3

The Jews of Warsaw

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, 3


August 1st, 2004

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A central core of articles on Jewish Warsaw over the centuries covers the history of Jewish settlement; Jewish population in the eighteenth century; the background to the 1790 pogrom; relations with Christians in the early Partition period (1795-1861); the acculturation of the nineteenth century; Warsaw as a Yiddish literary centre; Jewish Warsaw before the First World War; the history of the Warsaw ghetto; and Warsaw Jewish historians Emanuel Ringelblum and Jacob Shatzky. Other topics covered include the religious orders and the Jews during the Holocaust, and the integration of the Jews in Radom.


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Antony Polonsky is Emeritus Professor of Holocaust Studies, Brandeis University, and Chief Historian of the Global Education Outreach Program at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. His three-volume history the Jews in Poland and Russia (2010–12), also published by the Littman Library, was awarded the Pro Historia Polonorum Prize of the Polish Senate for the best book on the history of Poland in a language other than Polish.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page4
Copyright 5
Dedication 6
Editors and Advisers 7
Contents 8
Statements from the Editors14
Jews in Warsaw16
Jews in Warsaw, Israel Gutman Emanuel Ringelblum, the Chronicler of the Warsaw Ghetto18
Peter J. Martyn, The Undefined Town within a Town. A History of Jewish Settlement in the Western Districts of Warsaw30
Artur Eisenbach, The Jewish Population in Warsaw at the turn of the Eighteenth Century67
Krystyna Zienkowska, 'The Jews have killed a tailor'. The socio-political background of a pogrom in Warsaw in 179099
Stefan Kieniewicz, The Jews of Warsaw, Polish Society and the partitioning powers 1795–1862123
Stephen D. Corrsin, Aspects of Population Change and of Acculturation in Jewish Warsaw at the end of the Nineteenth Century: The Censuses of 1882 and 1897143
Chone Shmeruk, Aspects of the History of Warsaw as a Yiddish Literary Centre163
Piotr Wrobel, Jewish Warsaw before the First World War 177
Marian M. Drozdowski, The History of the Warsaw Ghetto in the Light of the Reports of Ludwig Fischer209
Robert Moses Shapiro, Jacob Shatzky, Historian of Warsaw Jewry221
Adam Penkalla, The Socio-Cultural Integration of The Jewish Population in the Province of Radom, 1815–1862235
Jerzy Kloczowski, The Religious Orders and the Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland259
Ewa Kurek-Lesik, The Conditions of Admittance and the Social Background of Jewish Children Saved by Women's Religious Orders in Poland from 1939–1945265
Jerzy Tomaszewski ,Vladimir Jabotinsky's Talks with Representatives of the Polish Government297
Zygnmnt Bauman On Immoral Reason and Illogical Morality315
Jacek M. Majchrowski, Some Observations on the Situation of the Jewish Minority in Poland during the Years 1918–1939323
Ezra Mendelsohn, Response to Majchrowski330
Antony Polonsky, International Conference on Polish Jews in Jerusalem335
Adam Penkalla, Catalogue of Jewish Cemeteries in Poland354
Review Essays356
Andrzej Poppe, Khazarian Hebrew Documents of the Tenth Century356
Henry Rollet, The Polish Borderlands and Nationality Problems364
Book Review369
Paul Wexler Explorations in Judeo-Slavic Linguistics by A. de Vincenz369
Adam Zamoyski, The Polish Way: A Thousand-year History of the Poles and their Culture by Michael Hurst373
Michael Brocke (ed.) Beter und Rebellen. Aus 1000 Jahren Judentum in Polen by Heinz-Dietrich Lowe378
Stefi Jersch-Wenzel (ed.) Deutsche Polen Juden. lhre Beziehungen von den Anfiingen bis ins 20. Jaharhundert. Beitriige zu einer Tagung by Heinz-Dietrich Lowe379
Jerzy Kloczowski, et al. Histoire religeuse de la Pologne by Robert M. Kingdon 381
Jacob Litman, The Economic Role of Jews in Medieval Poland by Jakub Basista383
Isaac Lewin, The Jewish Community in Poland by Jakub Basista384
Arnold Eisen, Galut. Modern Jewish Reflection on Homelessness and Homecoming by Harvey E. Goldberg387
Calvin Goldschider and Alan S. Zuckerman, The Transformation of the Jews by Harvey E. Goldberg390
Jewish-Polish Coexistence, 1772-1939. A Topical Bibliography compiled by G. J. Lerski and H. T Lerski by Tomasz Gąsowski393
M.A. Ouaknin, Le livre brulé - Lire le Talmud by Daniel Tollet397
Daniel Beauvais, Polacy na Ukrainie 1831-1863. Szlachta polska na Wolyniu, Podolu i Kijowszcyźnie by L. R. Lewitter399
John Doyle Klier, Russia Gathers Her Fews. The Origins of the 'Jewish Question' in Russia, 1772-1825 by Eli Lederhendler401
Jacob Katz (ed.), Toward Modernity: The European Jewish Model by David Sorkin404
Shlomo Avineri, Moses Hess: Prophet of Communism and Zionism by M. Mishkinsky407
Paul W. Massing, Vorgeschichte des politischen Antisemitismus by Peter Pulzer410
Martin Pollack, Nach Galizien. Von Chassiden, Huzulen, Polen unri Ruthenen by A. de Vincenz412
Robert S. Wistrich, Socialism and the Jews. The Dilemmas of Assimilation in Germany and Austria-Hungary by Jerzy Holzer415
Elzbieta Ettinger, Rosa Luxemburg. A Life by Mark Almond417
Stephen Birmingham, The Rest of Us. The Rise of America's Eastern European Jews by Ewa Morawska420
Miroslav Hroch, Social Preconditions of National Revival in Europe. A Comparative Analysis of the Social Composition of Patriotic Groups among the Smaller European Nations by Michael Hurst422
Wolodymyr Kubijovyc, Etnichni hrupy pivdennozakhidnoi Ukrainy (Halychyny) na 1.1.1939. Natsionalna statystyka Halychyny by Jerzy Tomaszewski425
Howard Aster and Peter J. Potichnyj Jewish Ukrainian Relations: Two Solitudes by Michael Hurst427
Edward Prus, Władyka Świętojurski: Rzecz of arcybiskupie Andrze.fu Szeptyckim (1865–1944) by Shimon Redlich430
Christopher R. Browning, Fateful Months. Essays on the Emergence of the Final Solution; Moshe Zimmerman Wilhelm Marr. The Patriarch of Anti-semitism by A. J. Nicholls437
'Historikerstreit'. Die Dokumentation der Kontroverse um die Einzigartigkeit der national sozialistischen Judenvernichtung by Peter Pulzer442
John F. Sweets, Choices in Vichy France. The French Under Nazi Occupation by N. J. Atkin443
Janina Bauman, Winter in the Morning. A Young Girl's Life in the Warsaw Ghetto and Beyond, 1939-1945 by Włdysław Bartoszewski446
Joža Karas, Music in Terezin 1941-1945 by Marian Fuks450
John Coutouvidis, and Jaime Reynolds Poland, 1939–1947 by Józef Garliiiski452
Irena Grudzinska-Gross andjan Tomasz Gross (ed.) War Through Children's Eyes. The Soviet Occupation of Poland and the Deportations by Mark Almond454
Richard I. Cohen The Burden of Conscience. French Jewry 's Response to the Holocaust by N. J. Atkin457
Irena Hurwic-Nowakowska A Social Ana(ysis of Postwar Polish Jewry by Zygmunt Bauman459
Alexander Scheiber, Essays on Jewish Folklore and Comparative Literature by Raphael Patai463
Maria Brzezina Polszczyzna Polszczyzna Zydów by A. de Vincenz479
Letter to the Editors 470
Contributors 472
Jóef Lichten476
Michal Borwicz479