WorldCat Identities

Weinberg, Robert

Works: 7 works in 17 publications in 3 languages and 1,873 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS135.R93, 957.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Weinberg
Stalin's forgotten Zion Birobidzhan and the making of a Soviet Jewish homeland : an illustrated history, 1928-1996 by Robert Weinberg( )
10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1934 the Soviet government established the Jewish Autonomous Region in a sparsely populated area some five thousand miles east of Moscow. Located along the Sino-Soviet border, the Jewish Autonomous Region, popularly known as Birobidzhan, was designated as the national homeland of Soviet Jewry. The creation of Birobidzhan was part of the Kremlin's effort to establish an enclave where secular Jewish culture rooted in the Yiddish language and socialist beliefs could serve as an alternative to Palestine and resolve a variety of perceived problems besetting Soviet Jews. Birobidzhan still exists today, but despite its continued official status Jews represent only a small minority of the inhabitants of the region." "Drawing on documents from archives in Moscow and Birobidzhan, as well as photograph collections never seen outside Birobidzhan, this book explores both the Kremlin's efforts to create a socialist Jewish homeland and the reasons for the failure of the Birobidzhan experiment. The story of the Soviet Zion sheds light on a host of important historical and contemporary issues regarding Jewish identity, community, and culture. The history of Birobidzhan provides an unusual point of entry both to the "Jewish question" in Russia and to an exploration of the fate of Soviet Jewry under Communist rule."--Jacket
Birobidshan : Stalins vergessenes Zion : illustrierte Geschichte 1928-1996 by Robert Weinberg( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The revolution of 1905 in Odessa : blood on the steps by Robert Weinberg( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Weinberg examines the tumultuous events of the 1905 Revolution in Odessa, the fourth-largest city in the Russian Empire at the turn of the twentieth century, and explores why workers in Odessa were the driving force in the near-toppling of autocratic rule. Weinberg offers a compelling analysis of labor's militancy and politicization in 1905 and provides insights into the social dynamics of labor activism in late Imperial Russia. He pays close attention to how the intersection of national developments, local events, and the workers' daily experiences prompted Odessa workers to claim rights of citizenship, challenge authority, and assert greater control over their working lives. The book also sheds light on the notorious Jewish Question in tsarist Russia and the impact of ethnic conflict on the events of 1905. Jews constituted one-third of Odessa's population, and the bloody October pogrom that left hundreds dead reveals how ethno-religious tensions affected the labor movement and influenced the outcome of the revolution in Odessa. By demonstrating the intricate relationship among labor unrest, politics, and anti-Semitism, The Revolution of 1905 in Odessa enriches our understanding of the multifaceted dimensions of revolution in the Russian Empire
Le Birobidjan, 1928-1996 : l'histoire oubliée de l'"Etat juif" fondé par Staline by Robert Weinberg( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
L'histoire de cet Etat juif dans l'Etat soviétique. Le gouvernement russe a créé une patrie nationale juive de culture laïque, enracinée dans le yiddish et les principes socialistes. Pourquoi cette volonté sur un territoire presque désert, aux confins de la Sibérie et à des milliers de kilomètres de Moscou? Après dix ans seulement, cet Etat artificiel périclite dû aux conditions d'existence extrêmement dures, et au durcissement stalinien face aux Juifs. Mais les tentatives de renaissance durèrent jusqu'en 1996, malgré l'éloignement des traditions juives, basées sur la religion et l'hébreu. Cette période de l'histoire juive et soviétique, pratiquement oubliée, nous est racontée sous forme de chroniques, avec témoignages et photographies inédits. [SDM]
100 dastardly little detective stories ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
100 short detective stories
Revolutionary Russia : a history in documents by Robert Weinberg( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The authors have collected far-flung documents and woven them into a narrative that focuses on the effort to build communism in Russia and its effects on the lives of ordinary people.--[book cover]
100 sneaky little sleuth stories ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.16 for 100 dastar ... to 0.85 for Birobidsha ...)
English (14)
German (2)
French (1)