Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 2

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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 2

Jews and the Emerging Polish State

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, 2


March 6th, 2008

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The focus is on how the Jews were affected by Polish independence in 1918. Other topics covered include Jan Blonski's article ‘The Poor Poles Look at the Ghetto’; Polish historiography on the privileges granted to the Jews; the decline of the kahal in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; the social perception of Jews in the eighteenth century; representations of Jews in nineteenth-century literature; nineteenth-century synagogues; the Jewish Polish-language press in the interwar period; and antisemitic slogans in Endecja political campaigns. CONTRIBUTOR: Wladyslaw T. Bartoszewski, Research Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford. Eugene C. Black, Ottilie Springer Professor of History, Brandeis University. Andrzej Bryk, Lecturer, Institute for Constitutional History, Jagiellonian. University, Kraków. Jan Blonski, Professor of the History of Polish Literature, Jagiellonian University, Kraków. Sh. Cygielman, Senior History in Jewish History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-heva. David Engel, Tel Aviv University. Mieczyslaw Inglot, Professor of Polish Literature, University of Wroclaw. Paul Latawski, Assistant Professor of International Relations, New England College, Arundel. Eli Lederhendler, Lecturer in Jewish History, Tel Aviv University. George J. Lerski, Emeritus Professor of Modern European History, University of Chicago. Józef Lewandowski, Professor of History, Uppsala University. Maria and Kazimierz Pietchotka, architects and architectural historians. Edward Rogerson. Szymon Rudnicki, Docent and Deputy Director, Historical Institute, University of Warsaw. Michael G. Steinlauf, Brandeis University. Daniel Stone, Professor of History, University of Winnipeg. Bernadeta Tendyra, London School of Economics. Anna Zuk, Lecturer, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Marie Curie-Sklodkowska University, Lublin.


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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
Editors and Advisers7
Statement from the editors14
Symposium: Jews and the Emergence of an Independent Polish State16
Eugene C. Black, Lucien Wolf and the Making of Poland: Paris 191918
Paul Latawski, The Dmowski–Namier Feud, 1915–191850
Józef Lewandowski, History and Myth: Pińsk, April 191963
Daniel Stone, Polish Diplomacy and the American–Jewish Community between the Wars86
George J. Lerski, Dmowski, Paderewski and American Jews (A Documentary Compilation)108
Sh. A. Cygielman, The Basic Privileges of the Jews of Great Poland as Reflected in Polish Historiography130
Eli Lederhendler, The Decline of the Polish-Lithuanian Kahal163
Anna Żuk, A Mobile Class. The Subjective Element in the Social Perception of Jews: The Example of Eighteenth Century Poland176
Maria and Kazimierz Piechotka, Polish Synagogues in the Nineteenth Century192
Mieczysław Inglot, The image of the Jew in Polish Narrative Prose of the Romantic Period228
Michael G. Steinlauf, The Polish-Jewish Daily Press248
Szymon Rudnicki, From 'Numerus Clausus' to 'Numerus Nullus'275
David Engel, The Polish Government-in-Exile and the Holocaust: Stanislaw Kot's Confrontation with Palestinianjewry, November 1942–January 1943 – Selected Documents298
Bernadeta Tendyra, The Stanisław Kot Collection, Warsaw339
Jan Blonski, The Poor Poles Look at the Ghetto350
Polish-Jewish Relations During the Second World War: A Discussion366
Review Essays388
Edward Rogerson, Images of Jewish Poland in the Post-war Polish Cinema388
Andrzej Bryk, The Holocaust-Jews and Gentiles. In Memory of the Jews of Pacanów401
Władysław T. Bartoszewski, Jews as a Polish Problem420
Book Reviews433
Nahum Gross (ed.), Yehudim ba-Kalkalah by Jacob Litman433
Jonathan I. Israel, European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism: 1550–1750 by Gershon David Hundert436
Lucy S. Dawidowicz, The Golden Tradition. Jewish Life and Thought in Eastern Europe by Jerzy Tomaszewski441
Joseph Weiss, Studies in Eastern European Jewish Mysticism (edited by David Goldstein) by Joseph Dan443
Mathias Bersohn, Kilka słów o dawniejszych bóźnicach drewnianych w Polsc e by David Dawidowicz446
Magdalena Opalski, The Jewish Tavern-Keeper and his Tavern in Nineteenth Century Polish Literature by R. F. Leslie447
Steven J. Zipperstein, The Jews of Odessa: A Cultural History by Joseph Salmon449
Stephen M. Berk, Year of Crisis, Year of Hope. Russian Jewry and The Pogroms of 1881–1882 by Alexander Orbach453
Hans Rogger, Jewish Policies and Right-Wing Politics in Imperial Russia by Dominic Lieven454
Hans Rogger, Jewish Policies and Right-Wing Politics in Imperial Russia by Daniel Grinberg457
Heide W. Whelan, Alexander III and the State Council: Bureaucracy and Counter-Reform in Late Imperial Russia by John D. Klier459
Mary Antin, The Promised Land by Moses Rischin462
John Bodnar, The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America by Eli Lederhendler463
Michael R. Weisser, A Brotherhood of Memory: Jewish Landsmanshaftn in the New World by Jonathan Webber466
Henryk Piasecki, Secja Żydowska PPSD i Żydowska Partia Socjal-Demokratyczna 1892–1919/20 by R. F. Leslie469
Ber Borochov, Class Struggle and the Jewish Nation. Selected Essays in Marxist Zionism by Robert S. Wistrich471
Ehud Luz, Makbilim Nifgashim by Joseph Goldstein473
Shmuel Nitzan (ed.), Tnu'at Dror be'Galicia by Israel Oppenheim476
Ritchie Robertson, Kafka: Judaism, Politics and Literature by Arnold J. Band479
Sander L. Gilman, Jewish Self-Hatred: Anti-Semitism and the Hidden Language of the Jews by Ritchie Robertson482
Edward D. Wynot, Warsaw Between the World Wars: Profile of the Capital City in a Developing Land by Joanna K. M. Hanson485
Aleksander Biberstein, Zagłada Żydów w krakowie by Rafael F. Scharf487
Shmuel Krakowski, The War of the Doomed: Jewish Armed Resistance in Poland, 1942–1944 by M. R. D. Foot489
Nechama Tec, When Light Pierced the Darkness: Christian Rescue of Jews in Nazi-Occupied Poland by John P. Fox491
W Czerdziestą Rocznicę: Agonia, walka i śmierć warszawskiego getta; Janina Jaworska Henryka Becka by Joanna K. M. Hanson493
Hanna Krall, Sublokatorka by Michael C. Steinlauf495
Randolph L. Braham and Bélo Vágó (eds), The Holocaust in Hungary: Forty years Later by Maria Schmidt500
Les Livres du Souvenir: Mémoriaux juifs de Pologne (présenté par Annette Wieviorka et Yitzhok Niborski) by Jonathan Boyrin501
Letter to the editors504
Eric Sosnow509
Arthur Sackler512