The Jews in the Soviet Union Since 1917: Paradox of Survival, Volume 1

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NYU Press, Dec 1, 1990 - History - 560 pages
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The last five years have brought such extraordinary changes to Germany and Europe as to make the previous forty years of Cold War existence seem deceptively placid and well- ordered by comparison. The collapse of communist rule in East Germany in the midst of massive demonstrations against the Honecker regime in late 1989 were only the beginning. The monumental changes that have taken place since have affected all aspects of German identity, both inside and outside of the now-unified nation.

This book tackles the question of just where the new Federal Republic of Germany stands after 45 years and where it appears to be headed. The central concern of this volume is the nation's evolving united—or disunited—sense of identity. This identity, in a constant state of flux, takes many forms: the striking differences between East and West German views; German pacifism and national pride; the role of Germany in the world; the reemergence of radical right groups; and opinions towards foreigners and the right of political asylum. Of central interest to scholars of German and European history and politics, this book is a thorough assessment of Germany in the post-wall era.

  

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A comprehensive and well-documented survey of Soviet Jewry up to the Gorbachev era by the author of several books on Jewish history. Based largely upon secondary and some primary sources, mainly in ... Read full review

Contents

PreBolshevik Jewish Parties and Lenins View of Jewish
1
Trials Achievements Doubts
32
Volume I
113
Permitted Margins of Jewish Life 197085 757
153
Scholarship
168
Collectivization of Agriculture and the End
222
The First Five Year Plan and Industrialization
239
New Controls Repression and AntiSemitism
259
Jews as Pawns in PolishSoviet Relations 194146
360
The Jewish Antifascist Committee and Other Illusions 194243
379
Jews and the War
398
Volume II
414
Jewish War Losses Traumas and Ominous Signs 194446
421
Collapse of JAC Projects and Signs of the Cold War 194447
446
Soviet Policy toward the Jewish State and Hebrew Stirrings 1946
471
Birobidzhan Diversion and Onset of the Black Years 194649
488

Birobidzhan 192840
282
The Great Purges 193638 and the HitlerStalin Pact 193941
312
Jews in the SovietAnnexed Territories September 1939June
335
Power Struggles the Cold War Trials and Purges 194952
512
Volume II
524
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The late Nora Levin taught history at Gratz College. She has written "THe Holocaust" and "While the Messiah Tarried: Jewish Socialist Movements".

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