Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 7

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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 7

Jewish Life in Nazi-Occupied Warsaw

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, 7


March 6th, 2008

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Published in the year of the fiftieth anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, this volume has a special section with memoirs and other material dealing with aspects of Jewish life in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Topics covered in other articles include the autobiographies of Salomon Maimon and Jakob Fromer, entitled 'From the Ghetto to Modern Culture'; Jan Czynski and the question of equal rights for all religious faiths; education of Jewish women in the nineteenth century; ritual slaughter as a political issue; and the Jewish press in Krakow in the inter-war years. Contributors: Zygmunt Bauman, Czeslaw Brzoza, Joanna Rostropowicz Clark, Anna Clarke, Adam Galkowski, Jan Marek Gronski, Dora Katzenelson, Mark W. Kiel, Ariel Joseph Kochavi, Jerzy Lewinski, Zenon Nowak, Laura Quercioli, Richie Robertson, Marek Rudnicki, Szymon Rudnicki, Shaul Stampfer, Aharon Weiss, Tomasz Wisniewski, Josef Wrobel, Aleksander Zyga


Author Information

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
Dedication 6
Editors and Advisers7
Statement from the Editors 12
Zenon Nowak, A Brief History of the Jews in Royal Prussia Before 1772 14
Ritchie Robertson, From the Ghetto to Modern Culture: The Autobiographies of Salomon Maimon and Jakob Fromer23
Adam Gałkowski, Jan Czyński and the Question of Equality of Rights for all Religious Faiths in Poland42
Joanna Rostropowicz Clark, Adam Mickiewicz's 'Forty and Four' or the Dangers of Playing with Kabbalahs68
Shaul Stampfer, Gender Differentiation and Education of the Jewish Woman in Nineteenth-Century Eastern Europe74
Mark W. Kiel, Vox Populi, Vox Dei: The Centrality of Peretz in Jewish Folkloristics99
Tomasz Wiśniewski, The Linas-Hatsedek Charitable Fraternity in Białystok, 1885–1939132
Czesław Brzoza, The Jewish Press in Kraków (1918–1939)144
Szymon Rudnicki, Ritual Slaughter as a Political Issue158
Ariel Joseph Kochavi, Britain and the Jewish Exodus from Poland Following the Second World War172
Jósef Wróbel, Henryk Grynberg Calls Poland to Account187
Life In Nazi-Occupied Warsaw 203
Jan Marek Groński, Three Ghetto Sketches203
Marek Rudnicki, My Recollections of the Deportation of Janusz Korczak230
Jerzy Lewiński, The Death of Adam Czerniaków and Janusz Korczak's Last Journey235
Anna Clarke, Sister Wanda264
Aharon Weiss, The Activities of the Democratic Societies and Democratic Party in Defending Jewish Rights in Poland on the Eve of Hitler's Invasion271
Dora Katzenelson, Documents Dealing with the History of Jews in Galicia in Lwów Archives279
Review Articles284
Zygmunt Bauman, The Literary Afterlife of Polish Jewry284
Laura Quercioli, Jewish Themes in 'The Beautiful Mrs Seidenmann' by Andrzej Szczypiorski311
Aleksander Zyga, About the 'Jews-in-Poland' Exhibition in Kraków June–October 1989 324