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The Jews of Poland Between Two World Wars
Yisrael Gutman, ed.

The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry

1989 • 544 pp. 1 Fig. 2 maps. 18 tables 6 x 9"
Jewish Studies

$45.00 Paperback, 978-0-87451-555-8

Original essays by distinguished scholars explore Jewish politics, religion, literature, and society in Poland from 1918 to 1939.

Jews have long seen the interwar years as a “golden age” for Polish Jewry and hold it in special reverence because of the community’s heroic struggle against the encroaching darkness of antisemitism. During the years 1918 to 1939, Polish Jews constituted the largest Jewish community in noncommunist Europe and were the leading cultural and political force in the Jewish Diaspora. In this volume distinguished American, West European, Israeli, and Polish scholars combine forces to explore the politics, antisemitism, economic and social life, religious patterns, and cultural creativity of a period whose relevance is heightened because of current changes under way in Eastern Europe.

YISRAEL GUTMAN, EZRA MENDELSOHN, and CHONE SHMERUK are professors at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. JEHUDA REINHARZ is Professor of Modern Jewish History at Brandeis University.

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