9780253355201

Anti-Jewish Violence

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  • ISBN13:

    9780253355201

  • ISBN10:

    0253355206

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-11-26
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

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Summary

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 ˘Revolutionary Anti-Jewish Pogrom÷ in Russia, 1917-1918p. 74
Responses to Pogroms
Preventing Pogroms: Patterns in Jewish Politics in Early Twentieth-Century Russiap. 95
˘The Sword Hanging over Their Heads÷: 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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