In the Shadow of the Shtetl In the Shadow of the Shtetl

In the Shadow of the Shtetl

Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine

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Publisher Description

A history based on interviews with hundreds of Ukrainian Jews who survived both Hitler and Stalin, recounting experiences ordinary and extraordinary.

The story of how the Holocaust decimated Jewish life in the shtetls of Eastern Europe is well known. Still, thousands of Jews in these small towns survived the war and returned afterward to rebuild their communities. The recollections of some four hundred returnees in Ukraine provide the basis for Jeffrey Veidlinger’s reappraisal of the traditional narrative of twentieth-century Jewish history.

These elderly Yiddish speakers relate their memories of Jewish life in the prewar shtetl, their stories of survival during the Holocaust, and their experiences living as Jews under Communism. Despite Stalinist repressions, the Holocaust, and official antisemitism, their individual remembrances of family life, religious observance, education, and work testify to the survival of Jewish life in the shadow of the shtetl to this day.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2013
November 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
440
Pages
PUBLISHER
Indiana University Press
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
11.3
MB

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