The Jews in Poland and Russia, Volume I: 1350-1881

The Jews in Poland and Russia Volume I In his three volume history Antony Polonsky provides a comprehensive survey socio political economic and religious of the Jewish communities of eastern Europe from to the present Until the Sec

  • Title: The Jews in Poland and Russia, Volume I: 1350-1881
  • Author: Antony Polonsky
  • ISBN: 9781874774648
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In his three volume history, Antony Polonsky provides a comprehensive survey socio political, economic, and religious of the Jewish communities of eastern Europe from 1350 to the present Until the Second World War, this was the heartland of the Jewish world nearly three and a half million Jews lived in Poland alone, while nearly three million lived in the Soviet UniIn his three volume history, Antony Polonsky provides a comprehensive survey socio political, economic, and religious of the Jewish communities of eastern Europe from 1350 to the present Until the Second World War, this was the heartland of the Jewish world nearly three and a half million Jews lived in Poland alone, while nearly three million lived in the Soviet Union Although the majority of the Jews of Europe and the United States, and many of the Jews of Israel, originate from these lands, their history there is not well known Rather, it is the subject of mythologizing and stereotypes that fail both to bring out the specific features of the Jewish civilization which emerged there and to illustrate what was lost Jewish life, though often poor materially, was marked by a high degree of spiritual and ideological intensity and creativity Antony Polonsky recreates this lost world brutally cut down by the Holocaust and less brutally but still seriously damaged by the Soviet attempt to destroy Jewish culture.

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    1. There's a ton of information here, but the writing style is very dry and academic, which makes certain parts of it a definite slog.It didn't have any information that helped me on my very specific project, but that shouldn't be held against it.I'd recommend this to anyone who wishes to make Jewish history an area of study on an academic level, but I'm not quite sure how much a general reader with no previous knowledge would enjoy it.

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