The Story of a Life

Author: Anna Pavlovna Vygodskai︠a︡
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780875806716
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Anna Pavlovna Vygodskaia's autobiography, originally published in 1938, is a rare and fascinating historical account of Jewish childhood and young adult life in Tsarist Russia. At a time when the vast majority of Jews resided in small market towns in the Pale of Settlement, Vygodskaia liberated herself from that world and embraced the day-to-day rhythms, educational activities, and new intellectual opportunities in the imperial capital of St. Petersburg. Her story offers a unique glimpse of Jewish daily life that is rarely documented in public sources--of neighborly interactions, children's games and household rituals, love affairs and emotional outbursts, clothing customs, and leisure time. Most first-person narratives of this kind reconstruct an isolated and self-contained Jewish world, but The Story of a Life uniquely describes the unprecedented social opportunities, as well as the many political and personal challenges, that young Jewish women and men experienced in the Russia of the 1870s and 1880s. In addition to their artful translation, Eugene M. Avrutin and Robert H. Greene thoroughly explicate this historical context in their introduction.

Erz hlte Mobilit t im stlichen Europa

Author: Thomas Previšić, Boris Zink, Andrea Grob
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3772084842
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Der Band behandelt die imperialen und postimperialen kulturellen Erfahrungen Osteuropas. Im Vordergrund stehen dabei Formen der Mobilität, der Grenzüberschreitung und deren Narrative. Wie konstituieren sich in erzählerischer Hinsicht solche Formen, die die Grenzen nationaler Paradigmen sprengen? Welche Rolle übernimmt dabei das Erzählen (oder die Literaturen) genau, und was gewinnen wir für einen Begriff des 'Imperialen'? Dies wird vergleichend anhand von Momentaufnahmen aus der Habsburger Monarchie, aus Russland wie auch aus Jugoslawien und der Sowjetunion betrachtet.--Supplied by publisher.

Ritual Murder in Russia Eastern Europe and Beyond

Author: EUGENE M AVRUTIN
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253026571
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This innovative reassessment of ritual murder accusations brings together scholars working in history, folklore, ethnography, and literature. Favoring dynamic explanations of the mechanisms, evolution, popular appeal, and responses to the blood libel, the essays rigorously engage with the larger social and cultural worlds that made these phenomena possible. In doing so, the book helps to explain why blood libel accusations continued to spread in Europe even after modernization seemingly made them obsolete. Drawing on untapped and unconventional historical sources, the collection explores a range of intriguing topics: popular belief and scientific knowledge; the connections between antisemitism, prejudice, and violence; the rule of law versus the power of rumors; the politics of memory; and humanitarian intervention on a global scale.

Open Letters

Author: Alison Rowley
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442667168
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During the fin-de-siècle and early revolutionary eras, picture postcards were an important medium of communication for Russians of all backgrounds. In Open Letters, the most comprehensive study of Russian picture postcards to date, Alison Rowley uses this medium to explore a variety of aspects of Russian popular culture. The book is lavishly illustrated with more than 130 images, most of which have never been published before. Through her examinations of postcards, Rowley addresses a diverse range of topics: how landscape postcards conveyed notions of imperialism; the role of postcards in the rise of celebrity culture; depictions of the body on erotic and pornographic postcards; how postcards were employed to promote differing interpretations of the First World War; and the use of postcards by revolutionary groups seeking to overthrow the Tsarist government. Rowley determines the extent to which Russia was embedded in Europe-wide cultural trends by situating the Russian case within a larger European context.

Die F nf

Author: Vladimir Jabotinsky
Publisher: Aufbau Verlag
ISBN: 3847753363
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Ein Gesellschaftsroman über den Untergang des bürgerlich-jüdischen Odessa zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. Eine Wiederentdeckung – Die »Buddenbrooks« am Schwarzen Meer*Im Jahr 1935 unternimmt Vladimir Jabotinsky, streitbarer Mitbegründer der zionistischen Bewegung und brillanter Feuilletonist, eine imaginär-romanhafte Reise in das alte Odessa, in dem er 1880 geboren wurde, seine Kindheit und jungen Jahre verbrachte.*Die Fünf: eine elegische Erinnerung an eine vergehende Welt, verkörpert in den fünf Geschwistern der Familie Milgrom, die in den politisch-kulturellen Wirren ihrer Zeit, zwischen revolutionärer Gewalt und Assimilation, heranwachsen.*Das damalige Odessa ist noch eine kosmopolitisch tolerante Stadt am Schwarzen Meer, ein Vielvölkergemisch, in dem das Ukrainische und das Russische, das Jüdische und das Deutsche, das Armenische und das Griechische nebeneinander existieren. Durchdrungen vom Parfüm dieser sinnlichen, vitalen und polyglotten Prosa, begegnet uns in Vladimir Jabotinskys Roman vom Verfall einer Familie ein intimes Odessa mit seinen Plätzen, Straßen und Cafés – ein theatralisches, tragisches Menschenschauspiel. Es sind die letzten Tage von Odessa.

My Life as a Radical Jewish Woman

Author: Puah Rakovsky
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253215641
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Autobiography of Puah Rakovsky, who broke from traditional upbringng to become a professional educator, Zionist activist, and feminist leader in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Poland.

In Her Hands

Author: Eliyana R. Adler
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814334928
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Illuminates the role that private schools for Jewish girls played in Russian Jewish society and documents their influence on contemporary political discourse and educational innovation.