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Polin; studies in Polish Jewry; v.20: Making Holocaust memory.

9781904113065

Polin; studies in Polish Jewry; v.20: Making Holocaust memory.

Ed. by Gabriel N. Finder et al.

Littman Libr./Jewish Civiliz.

2008

491 pages

$29.95

Paperback

The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization

DS135

This 20th volume of Polin, published by the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies in Oxford, UK, and it sister organization, the American Association for Polish-Jewish Studies, is centered around the ways Jews and Poles have remembered, represented, and memorialized the Holocaust but also devotes significant space to new research into a variety of topics in the field of Polish-Jewish studies. There are 13 articles in the prior category, which include discussion of the Central Jewish Historical Commission in Poland in the late 1940s, Jewish children's search for identity in post-war Poland, Jewish collaborators on trial in Poland in the decade following the Second World War, Holocaust memorialization in Ukraine, and the development of Holocaust education in post-communist Poland. In the latter category, papers include discussion of the politics of assimilation in turn-of-the-century Warsaw, an account of the life of Jozefa Singer (the inspiration for the character Rachela in Stanislaw Wyzpianski's Wesele), and two papers on the history of the New Synagogue in Poznan (which was built in 1907 and was converted by the Nazis into a swimming pool). Also included are extracts from Lev Levanda's Russian novel Seething Times, published in 1875 and dealing with the 1863 uprising in Lithuania. Reviews and review essays are now published on Polin's website and not in the physical issues. Distributed in the US by ISBS.

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