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Revolutionary Yiddishland

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Jewish radicals manned the barricades on the avenues of Petrograd and the alleys of the Warsaw ghetto; they were in the vanguard of those resisting Franco and the Nazis. They originated in Yiddishland, a vast expanse of Eastern Europe that, before the Holocaust, ran from the Baltic Sea to the western edge of Russia and incorporated hundreds of Jewish communiies in Eastern and Central Europe; they were raised in the fear of God and taught to respect religious tradition, but were caught up in the great current of revolutionary utopian thinking.
Today, the world from which they came has disappeared, dismantled and destroyed by the Nazi genocide. After this irremediable break, there remain only survivors, and the work of memory for red Yiddishland. This book traces the struggles of these militants, their singular trajectories, their oscillation between great hope and doubt, their lost illusions - a red and Jewish gaze on the history of the twentieth century.

This hardback book is in good used condition. It is missing its dust jacket but the book is otherwise unmarked and the binding is tight and intact.

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Author(s):
Alain Brossart and Sylvie Klingberg
Condition:
Used: good
Publisher:
Verso
Title:
Revolutionary Yiddishland

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Jewish radicals manned the barricades on the avenues of Petrograd and the alleys of the Warsaw ghetto; they were in the vanguard of those resisting Franco and the Nazis. They originated in Yiddishland, a vast expanse of Eastern Europe that, before the Holocaust, ran from the Baltic Sea to the western edge of Russia and incorporated hundreds of Jewish communiies in Eastern and Central Europe; they were raised in the fear of God and taught to respect religious tradition, but were caught up in the great current of revolutionary utopian thinking.
Today, the world from which they came has disappeared, dismantled and destroyed by the Nazi genocide. After this irremediable break, there remain only survivors, and the work of memory for red Yiddishland. This book traces the struggles of these militants, their singular trajectories, their oscillation between great hope and doubt, their lost illusions - a red and Jewish gaze on the history of the twentieth century.

This hardback book is in good used condition. It is missing its dust jacket but the book is otherwise unmarked and the binding is tight and intact.

Author(s):
Alain Brossart and Sylvie Klingberg
Condition:
Used: good
Publisher:
Verso
Title:
Revolutionary Yiddishland

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