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American Association for Polish-Jewish Studies

Overview
Works: 53 works in 155 publications in 1 language and 9,675 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: DS135.P6, 943.8004924
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Most widely held works by American Association for Polish-Jewish Studies
Focusing on Galicia : Jews, Poles, and Ukrainians, 1772-1918 by Yiśraʼel Barṭal( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews in Independent Poland, 1918-1939 by Antony Polonsky( )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poland in between the two World Wars. The Jewish population in Poland, second in number only to that of the United States
Poles, Jews, socialists : the failure of an ideal( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Socialist ideals of brotherhood, equality, and justice have exercised a strong attraction for many Jews. On the Polish lands, Jews were drawn to Socialism when the liberal promise of integration into the emergent national entities of east and central Europe as Poles or Lithuanians or Russians of the Hebrew faith seemed to be falling. For those Jews seeking emancipation from discrimination and the constraints of a religious community, Socialism offered a tantalizing new route to integration in a wider society. Some Jews saw in Socialism a secularized version of the age-old Jewish messianic longing, while others were driven to the Socialist movement by poverty and the hope that it would supply their material needs. But in Poland as elsewhere in Europe, Socialism failed to transcend national divisions. The articles in this volume of Polin investigate the failure of this ideal and its consequences for Jews on the Polish lands, examining Socialist attitudes to the 'Jewish question', the use of antisemitism, how the growth of Socialism affected relationships between Poles and Jews, and the character of Jewish Socialist groups in Poland. The result is a significant contribution to the history of Jews in Poland. It also sheds light on the history of Socialism in east-central Europe and the complexity of national problems there
Focusing on the Holocaust and its aftermath by Antony Polonsky( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish women in Eastern Europe by ChaeRan Y Freeze( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on Jews in the Polish borderlands by Antony Polonsky( )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on Jewish religious life, 1500-1900 by Antony Polonsky( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shtetl : myth and reality by Antony Polonsky( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making Holocaust memory by Gabriel N Finder( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews in Łódź, 1820-1939 by Antony Polonsky( )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jews of Warsaw by Antony Polonsky( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on Jewish popular culture in Poland and its afterlife by Michael C Steinlauf( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scholarship on the civilization of Polish Jews has tended to focus on elite culture and canonical literature; this volume of Polin focuses on the less explored but historically vital theme of Jewish popular culture, and shows how, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it blossomed into a complex expression of Jewish life. In addition to a range of articles on the period before the Second World War there are studies of the traces of this culture in the contemporary world. Subjects discussed include klezmorim and Jewish recorded music; the development of Jewish theatre in Poland, theatrical parody, and the popular poet and performer Mordechai Gebirtig; Jewish postcards in Poland and Germany; the early Yiddish popular press in Galicia and cartoons in the Yiddish press; working-class libraries in inter-war Poland; the impact of the photographs of Roman Vishniac; contemporary Polish wooden figures of Jews; and the Kraków Jewish culture festival. There are also excerpts from the work of two writers previously unavailable in English: the ethnographer A. Litvin's Yidishe neshomes (Jewish Souls) and the autobiography of the writer and thief Urke Nachalnik. As in earlier volumes of Polin substantial space is also given to new research into a variety of topics in Polish Jewish studies. These include the origins of antisemitism in Poland; what is known about the presence of German forces in the vicinity of Jedwabne in the summer of 1941; and the vexed question of Jews in the communist security apparatus in Poland after 1944"--Back cover
Poles and Jews : perceptions and misperceptions by Władysław Bartoszewski( )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polish-Jewish relations in North America( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poles and Jews : renewing the dialogue by Antony Polonsky( )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews and the emerging Polish state by Antony Polonsky( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish life in Nazi-occupied Warsaw by Antony Polonsky( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New research, new views by Antony Polonsky( )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews in the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania since 1772 by Šarūnas Liekis( )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of Polin, based on scholarship that has emerged since the fall of communism, is a wide-ranging contribution to the complex history of the Jews in Lithuania. Focusing on the specific character of Lithuanian Jewry, the volume opens by examining how their relationship with the surrounding society developed after 1772, both under tsarist rule and then in independent Lithuania. Moving to more recent times, the devastating impact on the Jewish community of the Soviet and Nazi occupations during the Second World War is discussed, as are the further negative consequences on Jewish life of the reoccupation of the country by the Soviets between 1944 and 1990. The volume concludes with material on the slow revival of Jewish life since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the re-emergence of an independent Lithuania, which was accompanied by the revival of many disciplines, such as the study of Jewish history, repressed by Soviet censorship. This revived interest in the country's Jewish past is now playing a key role in the broader transformation of historical memory of the post-Soviet era and the problem of coming to terms with the widespread local collaboration in Lithuania during the Holocaust -- a process which has led to important scholarly advances but also to bitter controversy. Collectively, the studies in this volume contribute to a better understanding of the complex history of the Jews in Lithuania and of Lithuanian-Jewish relations and constitute a part of the necessary process of creating a more rounded and inclusive history of the country."--Provided by publisher
Focusing on aspects and experiences of religion( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Focusing on Jews in the Polish borderlands
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Jews in Independent Poland, 1918-1939Poles, Jews, socialists : the failure of an idealFocusing on the Holocaust and its aftermathJewish women in Eastern EuropeFocusing on Jews in the Polish borderlandsFocusing on Jewish religious life, 1500-1900The Shtetl : myth and realityMaking Holocaust memory
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AAPJS

Association for Polish-Jewish Studies

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English (99)