A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the Present

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9780805240344: A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the Present

This is a history of the life of Russian Jews during the last 100 years. It documents their life using many previously unpublished photographs which depict village dwellers and urban Jews, political activists, artists and craftsmen, shopkeepers and beggars, family scenes and crowded synagogues. The accompanying text describes the trouble and achievements of this community and relates the major events of each era of their history, from Tsarist times and the Revolution to life under Stalin and Krushchev. The non-European Jews of Georgia and Central Asia are also discussed and the growing movement for the right to emigrate that emerged after the Six Day War in 1967. A concluding chapter takes up the question of "glasnost" and what it means for Soviet Jews.

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About the Author:

Zvi Gitelman is Professor of Political Science, Preston R. Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies, and Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He is author of, among other works, Jewish Nationality and Soviet Politics: The Jewish Sections of the CPSU, 1917-1930 and editor of Bitter Legacy: Confronting the Holocaust in the USSR (Indiana University Press).

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Through a remarkable collection of photographs from the YIVO Institute and private sources, this book traces the uncertain relationship of the Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union with their state and society. It shows how Jews have remained torn between a love for the land of their birth and loyalty to their own heritage, while contending with both the prejudices of the majority population and the continually shifting policies of the government, tsarist and communist. Well written, well documented, and unique as a pictorial record, this is appropriate for general collections and an important addition to those devoted to Jewish history and life. Quality Paperback and History Book Club selections. Rena Fowler, Northern Michigan Univ. Lib., Marquette
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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